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Old 2nd June 2007, 20:00   #1
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News is that Fiat's planning to get their new Linea sedan to India. But the most exciting prospect is that they've got a new 1.4 L Turbo-petrol with 120 bhp!

A silent prayer that Fiat gets THIS motor to India rather than the "why do we need power" type motors that manufacturers continue to gift us with....

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well considering the speed at which FIAT India works....we are going to have a looooooong wait before we see a linea on Indian roads
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A silent prayer that Fiat gets THIS motor to India rather than the "why do we need power" type motors that manufacturers continue to gift us with....

Cheers!

Buddy..if at all FIAT brings this motor, it will not succeed only just because junta will start comparing its fuel efficiency with M800.

So lets SUZUKI bring that engine & then FIAT.
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Dreaming?? No ways is Fiat going to get that engine. Its going to increase the cost massively.
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I agree with BUSA. Fiat will look to keep costs down. The Punto will get the 1.3 Multijet in 75/80bhp form and for the Linea, the VGT will push up power to near 100bhp.

Let us remember that even a 90bhp version would be on level terms with the Octavia TDi.
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For the Linea, Fiat has launched the saloon in Turkey in the price range of 15,000 – 21000 liras (Rs 4,61,981 – Rs6,46,774
If that article is to be believed then the Turkish pricing seems damn fantastic.

VAT in Turkey is 18% as per this linky.

Turkey Cost of car Rs. 6.46+ VAT @ 18%+ 15% other ASSUMED taxes = On road cost of T-Jet variant at Rs. 8.76 Lakhs. Any buyers?

Disclaimer: The above costing is totally my assumption so Please don't flame me for any irregularities. I am sure Indian prices will end up being much higher after we add all the taxes.

EDIT: I think this is the Fiat Turkey website showing Linea pricing. It's in Turkish so if anyone knows the language, please translate it for us.

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Thats the sad part. The 'average of the car' asking buyer. (Cant blame them, though.)
We need a lot more petrolheads in this country to generate a demand for such cars.
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