Fiat India seems to be planning big for its presence in India as it brings the new Linea T-Jet, one of its top end premium sedan.
The Fiat Linea, one of the most beautiful cars as acclaimed by the Fiat Automobiles is indeed one of the most stylish premium sedans in the Indian car market for the C-segment cars. First launched in the year 2009, Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol is a luxurious sedan and ever since its launch in India, this sedan has been doing impressive sales for the company. This beauty is not just stunning with its looks and features, but also fares successfully with the stringent norm compliance as Linea is compatible with the norms of Bharat Stage IV (BS IV), hence giving out less emission and adding another feather to its hat! The company seems to have put in a lot of hard work in the design and development of the Linea T-Jet in order to make it more stunning and attractive.
The front facade now poses chrome accentuated large front grille. The grille is further flanked with a large head light cluster that has been equipped with high power dual parabola head lamps and also has the side turn indicator integrated to it. On the other hand, the body colored front bumper has been integrated with a couple of round shaped bright fog lamps, adding to the visibility of the driver in the night or in adverse weather conditions. The pronounced and efficiently carved out wheel arches have been fitted with a set of classy 15 inch steel wheels, covered with tubeless tires of size 195/60 R15. The rear end gets a large and curvy boot lid with a big wind screen, while the top has a newly fabricated roof antenna. Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol gets a tail pipe finished with chrome that gives this sedan a sporty look.
The total length of Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol is about 4560mm along with an overall width of 1730mm that includes the protruding ORVMs. The total height of this Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol is close to 1487mm, while wheel base of this sedan is close to 2603mm. The luggage compartment capacity of this premium sedan is nearly 500 liters, and it has a centrally mounted fuel tank, which has a storage capacity of up to 45 liters. The ground clearance of this Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol is about a 165mm, while the minimum turning radius is close to 5.5 meters and an approximate kerb weight of 1230 kgs.
Interiors of this luxury sedan boast of plush seats with high quality upholstery. The space has been utilized wisely with a big glove box, bottle holders and map pockets behind the front seats, cup holders, and sun glass holder along with both driver and front passenger side sun visor, adding further to the utility of the interiors. The dash board is dual toned and very smooth and has the central console, which houses the music system as well as the air conditioner controls. The instrument cluster gets back lighting and a small number of notification and warning lamps, which aide to the ease and comfort of the driver. The power steering wheel is also wrapped in high quality leather upholstery along with the gear shift lever as well as the hand brake, hence giving a sophisticated look to the insides.
The company has used chrome in the inside of the car as well in order to give it an up class look. There is also an internal day and night rear view mirror in this premium sedan, while the other front internal roof light comes with a dimming effect and also has a night panel to it. The vanity mirror comes with illumination that adds to the comfort during the night. Apart from the front center roof light, this sedan also gets a rear roof light, which is very helpful for the back seat passengers and does not affect the driver while driving. In order to further enhance the comfort of the back seat, the company has also equipped this premium sedan with a rear center arm rest and added the collapsible rear sun curtain on both the rear side windows, which adds to the privacy of the occupants.
The Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol gets 1368cc power packed 1.4 liter dual overhead cam shaft based mill with 4 cylinders with 16 valves. This engine is mated with a five speed manual gear box and can churn out the peak power output of 111.72 Bhp at 5000 Rpm along with a peak torque output of 207 Nm at 2200 Rpm. As per the claims from Fiat India, this premium sedan has the ability to generate a healthy mileage of 14.6 kmpl under standard driving conditions.
As for the comfort features, the Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol sedan includes a new follow me home head lamps, rear air conditioning vents, a remote key less entry with a Desmodronic key fold able key that also has a boot release button as well, automatic climate control, a tilt adjustable power steering that has been fitted with audio and phone controls, all four power windows with the driver side window getting an auto down function. Other new features include outside temperature display in the instrument cluster, the music system that comes with an integrated CD MP3 player with Radio FM, USB interface and also Bluetooth connectivity for pairing the phones, adjustable driver’s seat and other advanced My Car controls for giving the driver as well as the other passengers an outstanding and luxuriant drive.
Other than the convenience features, Fiat Linea T-Jet petrol scores well in the safety and protective features like advanced fire prevention system (FPS), double crank protection , ABS with EBD for efficient braking, along with dual front airbags, an advanced ‘Fiat Code System’ engine immobilizer with a rolling code for improved protection of this premium sedan from any theft, a set of three point ELR (emergency locking retractor system) seat belts with pretensioners and also load limiters along with a pair of dual stage front driver and side passenger airbag.
Available in a host of various exterior color options, this sedan is expected to be available for the price tag of Rs. 8,49,000 (Ex Showroom, Delhi).