In case, you are aspiring to purchase a new car with comfort on top of looks, then Fiat Linea is just right for you. Fiat, the Italian automaker, has made this small family car, keeping people’s predilection in mind. In the international market, Linea is expected to replace Marea - another sedan in the range of Fiat. Designed by Fiat Style Centre, the compact vehicle is said to be launched by mid 2008 in India. It will be priced at around Rs. 6,50,000
Based on the Fiat Grande Punto platform, Linea will also be manufactured in Turkey, China and Brazil, besides India. Regarding styling and engineering, the family car undoubtedly has an international look, though its elegant exteriors make it typically ‘Italian’. Fiat Linea could be aptly called a 4-door sedan which is sleek and stylish.
At Istanbul, Linea was launched worldwide with two petrol and two diesel engine versions. The diesel versions will accompany 1.3 multijet VGTdiesel engine in90 bhp tune,and an automatic gearbox variant, while the petrol versions will include a 1.4-litre, 100 bhp, and a 1.4-litre 120 bhp turbocharged mill. Linea will be found amongst the upper C-segment and the entry D-segment sedans, and is expected to contend with Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Skoda Octavia.
Exteriors and Interiors
Moreover, its generous dimensions boast of its class: Linea is 1.73 metres wide, 4.56 metres long, 1.5 metres tall, with a wheelbase of 2.6 metres and a 500 litre luggage compartment. Its interiors and interiors are well-aligned with each other, giving ample of room and superb comfort to the driver as well as passengers. Linea’s interiors are carefully designed and assembled, as regards the quality, comfort, practicality.
For right-hand drive versions of the Linea, India is on the roster of Fiat’s manufacturing center. Tata Motors has teamed up with Fiat to take up manufacturing and retailing Linea in India. Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra has been selected as the apt centre to produce the car. Linea would be exported to the countries like South Africa and Australia where right-hand drive markets is simply great. In conclusive terms, Fiat’s Linea, which is designed for sophisticated consumers, is swift and pleasurable to drive in every situation.