Fiat Linea, a Sedan has 11 versions available in India with its 5 Petrol cars and 6 Diesel cars. It is out on the roads in 5 exotic colours, namely, Hip Hop Black, Minimal Grey, New Pearl White, Oceanic Blue and Tuscan Wine. It is regarded among the most promising sedans in the Indian auto-market. The car engine is credible and convincing; making it stand out from others in the same segment. The car is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options to cater to the demands of people, available in several trim levels namely Active, Dynamic and Emotion. The exterior is grandeur with curved lines across.
The embellished radiator grille is bestowed with enough chrome treatment making its front façade distinct and splendour. Enlarged air intake section and fog lamps flaunts lavishly on its bumper. Wheel arches are ravishingly fitted with alloy wheels that spellbound a person to its lavishness. The outside rear view mirrors are painted in body colour.
Interior & Features
Inner cabin is significantly spacious with a capacity to easily accommodate five passengers. It hosts the requisite features like driver's seat height adjustment function, an advanced music system, rear seat armrest with a glove box and cup holders, prevailing the sense of modernity. However, these advancements are not offered as a standard feature across all trim levels hence hoisting as a major disadvantage for the series. It has been stupendously ornamented with elegant decorations. The innovated dashboard houses a centre console, steering wheel and instrument cluster. Other eminent features include remote keyless entry, latest Blue and Me system, electrically adjustable outer rear view mirrors and tilt adjustable steering wheel. The instrument cluster has several notification meters like door ajar warning, tyre pressure monitor, hand brake signal and low fuel warning lamp.
The model provides upgraded technical configuration which is invincible by any of its competitors in this segment. It is available in 2 engine options, petrol and diesel having excellent performance. The petrol variant is equipped with a 1.4-litre engine which churns out a maximum power of 112.4 bhp with a peak torque output of 207 Nm while the diesel variant is incorporated with a 1.3-litre powertrain pumping out 91.7 bhp of highest power and 209 Nm of maximum torque.
The 1248 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 19.5 kmpl, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 14.9 kmpl, respectively.
Performance and Handling
The diesel version complemented with phenomenal power output and five-speed manual transmission system, attains a top speed of 165 kmph; while attaining a speed of 100 kmph from standstill in 13.8 seconds. On the other hand, the T-Jet petrol version achieves the same feat in around 11.14 seconds with a top speed of 170 kmph. The FIRE petrol engine thrusts the model to reach a top speed of around 160 kmph with 0-100 kmph in 15 seconds.
The car proficiently square off against Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Toyota Etios keeping in mind its price and features. +Read Further