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Old 19th December 2011, 14:22   #151
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In my mind Linea is a great car with the following two drawbacks
a. Performance
b. Interior Quality/Durability.

If they addressed both, thing would have been great. All diesel cars recently launched come with 1.5 or 1.6L engines, its high time Fiat upgraded their engine.

Auto on/off headlights? rain sensing wipers? Fiat really needs to understand the car wasn't selling due to lack of features.

Looks? why bother changing it when Linea is a beautiful car!
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Guys not sure whether it will be new looks of 2012 punto, but the punto pic in fiat caffe looks different. It has double barrel headlamps with nice curves. Would be nice if they implement the same.

link: Fiat Caffe
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Guys not sure whether it will be new looks of 2012 punto, but the punto pic in fiat caffe looks different. It has double barrel headlamps with nice curves. Would be nice if they implement the same.

link: Fiat Caffe
FYI. The car shown is not the Grande Punto. It is "Bravo".

It is a completely different model.
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Old 19th December 2011, 15:55   #154
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Oops! My bad, the car looks so similar that at a moment thought it to be new punto.
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Question ?: The question may be quite early to ask now, anyone got info about the new 2012 punto/linea's kerb weight, esp the MJD 76hp version.

2. Does the 2012 version have a updated Bluetooth system ?

3. Not technically savvy though, I am asking the member's here, do we really need to worry about the Clutch Slave Cylinder issue for the 2012 upgrade ?

All i was told is it has caused failures in many Punto's/Linea's (2009) in the past and had them replaced with metal ones,

4. Does the FGT 76HP Punto also have a turbo hose like the 90HP has? Few 90HP punto's have faced a hose loosening, causing loss of power.
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Not sure how true this information is – the sales folks from Fiat dealership in my hometown mentioned that an upgraded diesel Linea is expected to hit their showroom by 2nd week of Feb ’12. He did not mention anything about updates to the T-Jet+. Probably because my enquiry was on that model
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Question ?: Does the FGT 76HP Punto also have a turbo hose like the 90HP has? Few 90HP punto's have faced a hose loosening, causing loss of power.
This problem is seen in many puntos even european ones as the hose is of inferior quality material and comes loose after taking a few underbody hits.
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Any news, if the GC is being increased for Punto 90 BHP too ??

Another question I need guru's thought on is how this increase will impact the handling and ride of punto.

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Any news, if the GC is being increased for Punto 90 BHP too ??

Another question I need guru's thought on is how this increase will impact the handling and ride of punto.

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The GC for 90BHP will be 190mm, need to take a test drive to see how it will impact the handling.
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..the sales folks from Fiat dealership in my hometown mentioned that an upgraded diesel Linea is expected to hit their showroom by 2nd week of Feb 12.
Did they mention what are the updates?

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The GC for 90BHP will be 190mm, need to take a test drive to see how it will impact the handling.
190mm will be an overkill! I guess the only "car" that comes with such a huge clearance is the SX4 and rest are all SUVs / MUVs. I guess a 180mm is more than enough to handle any speed breakers.
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IIRC, that Ground Clearance was never a problem for FIAT Punto in India.
So why Fiat India is tampering with it, instead of improving on its other weak areas, like Quality, Reliability, etc.
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Did they mention what are the updates?
Nope, they only mentioned that an updated version is expected in Feb. I have asked for the details, but the email response is yet to arrive
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Went for the Old Punto test drive, following are the info on new punto:
1) The GC will be increased to 185 mm
2) Only 3 variants will be available - Active, Dynamic & Emotion
3) New Active will have features of Old Dynamic, Old Dynamic will have of Emotion and so on.
4) 2 new colours to be expected.
5) No details on price point.
6) Sales guy said no production in dec for old models.
7) Once launched the car will be available in 10 days at dealership (Chennai Concorde)

Tried to confirm whether it will be similar to punto evo but the sales guy had no idea about evo designs.
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Autocar 2012 edition spills it out

but dont entirely believe the test drive report from these auto car magazines/ overdrive magazines etc when it comes to Fiat.they are seldom in praise of fiats unlike Honda or Mahindras.

test drive yourself and feel the change.

Last edited by Rehaan : 27th December 2011 at 09:52. Reason: Sorry, but we can't allow scans of recent indian publications to be posted here as it is unfair to them.
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Old 26th December 2011, 20:03   #165
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here you go, autocar 2012 edition spills it out
Is that a dark blue Linea in the picture? Looks smashing. However seems like no Evo facelift on the cards...
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