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Old 6th August 2008, 17:52   #211
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According to some unofficial sources the Linea coming into India is 1.9L engine with 130 PS (130 hp/96 kW)

lets hope this vehicle comes into India with the above mentioned config, which will make car enthusiasts to party....
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According to some unofficial sources the Linea coming into India is 1.9L engine with 130 PS (130 hp/96 kW)

lets hope this vehicle comes into India with the above mentioned config, which will make car enthusiasts to party....
Oh. That is drooling...

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Seen this yellow beauty parked near my house yesterday....Linea looks very striking in Yellow
Hmm...it may be looking very striking in real, but at least in the pictures, it looks like a taxi. Ummm..may be taxi of some 5-star hotel.
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Hmm...it may be looking very striking in real, but at least in the pictures, it looks like a taxi. Ummm..may be taxi of some 5-star hotel.
That was how I felt it too. But, there are some fora where someone from Brazil had posted a pic of a yellow Linea. It looked good there.

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According to some unofficial sources the Linea coming into India is 1.9L engine with 130 PS (130 hp/96 kW)
If that is true, I am game for buying Linea as my next car. But, I have not found anyone confirming that yet.
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Here is what I am hoping - Fiat will bank on the 1.3 MJD for volume sales and targets the 120 BHP petrol engine for the driving enthusiasts, what say? ( after all the Palio sales have gone up after the introduction of the 1.3 MJD - whereas the underpowered 1.1 L petrol engine has done nothing much for it's sales. is the 1.1L Stile selling that much more than the 1.6 L sports?)
And of course, improve it's A.S.S!!
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The ideal line-up should be something like this:

Gasoline:

1.4 95 bhp
1.4 95 bhp with either LPG or CNG based on the availability of either of these.
1.4 T 120 bhp
1.4 T 120 bhp with either LPG or CNG

Diesel:
1.3 JTD with 95 bhp (hopefully after the update which is due this Italian summer)
1.9 JTD with 140/150 bhp for the enthusiasts

All other bells and whistles are welcome, like Blue and Me, blah blah blah...
Guys

You need to keep your expectations at a realistic level, else you risk disillusionment at launch and god knows this brand can do without more of that.

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it looks like a taxi. Ummm..may be taxi of some 5-star hotel.
Errr...this pic is obviously not from India - 5-star hotels would use something more than base economy runabouts as taxis, I should imagine.
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Seen this yellow beauty parked near my house yesterday....Linea looks very striking in Yellow
Linea in yellow looks stunning!

Hope Fiat India launches it with some interesting engine options!
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Guys

You need to keep your expectations at a realistic level, else you risk disillusionment at launch and god knows this brand can do without more of that.
Kam se kam khwabon mein to jeene do, yaar!
But , I agree with you completely. We are likely to see a functional version which will address mass market.
On the dates - I was earlier getting an impression that it will be a september launch. But after calling the dealer today, I was a bit surprised to hear Nov/Dec..does anyone have any more concrete information?
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Seen this yellow beauty parked near my house yesterday....Linea looks very striking in Yellow
Yet another left hand side driver position, judging from the sticker on the right side. Has anyone seen with right hand position steering wheel? Just wondering if the car is getting ready at all or not. Heard that Corolla is not coming with diesel. Hyundai is not launching Avante. Hope Hyundai at least launches the i20 with the CRDi in Getz by October.
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Guys

You need to keep your expectations at a realistic level, else you risk disillusionment at launch and god knows this brand can do without more of that.
I think it is now a given that it is just 1.3 90 and 1.4 bhp not available that will come to India. It will be great if fiat thinks in terms of running costs for petrol in the very beginning and introduce LPG or cng based on the availability. This should be done from day one. I think that is the only way they can get people to buy their petrols if they do not bring in the turbo.
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Yet another left hand side driver position, judging from the sticker on the right side.
The OP has clearly mentioned his location as Bayern, plus the EU blue circle and DeutscheLand 'D' are there in the number plate as well.
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According to some unofficial sources the Linea coming into India is 1.9L engine with 130 PS (130 hp/96 kW)

lets hope this vehicle comes into India with the above mentioned config, which will make car enthusiasts to party....
I think plonking the 1.9 in the Linea will dilute bravo's premium positioning(read: pricing). So, I think unlikely.

However, it would be great if, indeed the Linea comes with the 1.9MJD.
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Linea with 1.3 MJD ;1.6 MJD and 1.9 MJD would be perfect sets of diesel engines. I guess first we ll get the 1.3 MJD. Im praying we get the 1.6 MJD too !!
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I wonder if Fiat is delaying the launch of the Linea and GP because they are trying to launch the cars with an extremely high localization percentage thus leading to very competitive prices.

Fiat's Product Mix could possibly look like this in the next few yrs.
Palio 3L to Rs 5L price bracket
Grande Punto : Rs 5.5L to 7L
Linea : Rs 7 - Rs 10L
500 : Rs 13L - 16L
Bravo: Rs 15 - 20L

In future Fiat could launch either the new Uno or the Panda in the 2.50L to Rs 4L price bracket.
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well fiat palio pricing is bang on target for sure! mjd and 1.1 petrol are both value for money cars and really competitively priced.
as far as punto and linea is concerned my gut feeling is they will come at a premium of atleast 50,000 vis-a-vis maruti swift and dzire according to current engine specification.
So we might see fiat linea 1.4 ltr petrol starting around 6 lakhs and fiat mjd starting at 6.5 lakhs.
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I wonder if Fiat is delaying the launch of the Linea and GP because they are trying to launch the cars with an extremely high localization percentage thus leading to very competitive prices.
I read in some automag that Fiat is going to launch both the Linea and GP with 75% localization from day one. This will, of course, be further increased with time.
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