The Fiat Linea made its global debut in March 26, 2007 as a world car for developing countries. The Fiat Linea is based on the current Fiat Grande Punto platform, and was designed by Fiat Style Centre and co-developed by Fiat do Brasil and Tofas from Turkey. The sedan for the model year 2012 comes fitted with attractive gadgetry to suit the need of everyone. The global Linea has been completely crafted with keen attention to exceptional quality. The car boasts of exteriors chiselled by the fine hand of Italian design, and interiors that will soothe your senses while you stay in the car. With exceptional poise and deft handling, driving is sheer pleasure. Complemented by features and technology unmatched in its class, and powered by some of the most advanced engines in the world, the Fiat Linea is certainly here to stay. The Fiat Linea is now available with 1.4 L "FIRE" Petrol Engine and 1.3 L Multijet Diesel Engine in the Indian market. The Linea will compete with mid-sized sedans like the Honda City, Ford Fiesta, Maruti Suzuki SX4, and Hyundai Verna.
The Fiat Linea leads the way when it comes to automotive technology. Fiat has been on top of the game when it comes to engines. The car comes powered with a perfectly tuned, adrenaline inducing Euro V 1.4-litre 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC FIRE petrol engine which is apparently the first ever turbo engine in its segment in India and a frugal 1.3L Advanced Multijet diesel engine. The Fiat Linea is mated with a super-smooth slush box delivers exceptional performance that would make shy all others in the segment. The engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual, fully synchronised gear box with over drive on 4th and 5th. To add to the Linea’s style statement comes the Linea makes an incredible power statement too. The petrol engine pumps out a heart pounding 88.7 bhp @ 6000 rpm and peak torque of 115 Nm @ 2200 rpm, while the diesel counterpart produces 91.7 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a max torque of 209 Nm @ 2000 rpm. The car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 15.14 seconds and the claimed top speed is an impressive 200 km/h. The claimed mileage for the petrol version happens to be a remarkable 14.9 kmpl and the diesel with a jaw dropping 20.4 kmpl.
The Fiat Linea has been given a facelift for the model year 2012. The Linea is ardently designed with passion and enthusiasm to create a technological marvel. The impressive silhouette, flawless design, and impeccable lines exude style, dynamism, and attitude. The contemporary Italian design is accentuated with dual-parabola automatic headlamp, aggressive front grille, curvaceous rear, chrome inserts, front and rear fog lamps, and a choice of 15-inch alloy wheels and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Fiat Linea also boasts of best-in-class ground clearance of 185 mm. The Fiat Linea now comes with an attractive colour option such as new Oceanic Blue shade.
A step into the car interior will offer an inspiring melange that displays elegance, style, versatility, and luxury. An ergonomically and aesthetically designed interior is complemented with dual-tone black and ivory interiors, premium leather upholstery, leather finished steering wheel, impressive instrument panels, glove boxes, powered mirrors, and a 12V power socket. With a boot capacity of 500 litres, the Linea scores the maximum, challenging its biggest competitor, the Honda City. Apart from these features, the Fiat Linea ups the ante against the competition with automatic climate control, electrically adjustable outside rear-view mirror, front and rear armrest with glove box, three rear headrests, collapsible rear sun protection curtain, rear AC vents at knee and foot level and power windows with auto down and delay feature. Adding to the functionality and charm of the car interior are two revolutionary technologies, Blue and Me and ‘My Car’. Blue and Me is an impressive technology jointly developed with Microsoft. This innovative car technology is a perfect solution for mobile communication and musical entertainment. It uses an exclusive universal voice - recognition technology that helps make and receive calls based on voice commands. Excitingly, any call can be made by simply dictating the number or by saying the name of the person whose number is fed in the mobile phonebook. This new technology also reads out messages and changes a music track on voice command. ‘My Car’ is a smart technology that allows customisation with a variety of solutions including digital odometer, digital real time mileage, service schedule reminder, buzzer setting for speed limit, distance to empty indicator, and radio display.
Representing a blend of style and performance, this car is also reassuringly safe with a pack of advanced car safety technologies. Some of the most significant safety features in the car include dual front airbags, fire prevention system, anti-theft engine immobiliser, double crank prevention system, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution. All three variants, Active, Emotion, and Dynamic, have much in common in terms of car technologies, interior features, and safety technologies. However, there are certain attributes that are either optional or absent in the Active and Dynamic, which are made standard or optional on the top-end variant Emotion. Equipped with thoughtfully designed car technologies and adornments, the Fiat Linea promises to be one of the best and safest on Indian roads.