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Old 24th November 2008, 12:17   #76
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Saw the spec, which says:

Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Dualogic robotised gearbox
Wheelbase 2,603 mm (102.5 in)
Length 4,560 mm (179.5 in)
Width 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height 1,494 mm (58.8 in)
Curb weight 1,160 to 1,185 kg (2,557 to 2,612 lb)
Fuel capacity 45 L (12 US gal/10 imp gal)

What is "Dualogic robotised gearbox" - Is that not coming in Indian version?
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'Dualogic' is Fiat's Laura DSG equivalent auto.
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Old 24th November 2008, 12:24   #78
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Autocar India has given a 9/10 rating in their road test. I have the pdf file but it's 4.2 mb and unable to post it on the forum. Any ideas
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What is "Dualogic robotised gearbox" - Is that not coming in Indian version?
I hope it is not the FIRE engine type of thing.

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Autocar India has given a 9/10 rating in their road test. I have the pdf file but it's 4.2 mb and unable to post it on the forum. Any ideas
Split the 4.2 MB file using winrar into 1mb segments and try uploading. This must work.

I dont know when its coming to showrooms.
Fiat India rolls out first Linea from Ranjangaon


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Fiat India rolls out first Linea from Ranjangaon
Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) has commenced production of the Linea at the Tata Motors-Fiat facility at Ranjangaon.

The first indigenously manufactured unit of the sedan rolled out off the assembly line at the flip of a button by Mr Rajeev Dube, President, passenger cars, Tata Motors, to the accompaniment of Vedic chants by a battery of priests and religious rituals.

The commercial launch of the Linea, pronounced a C-plus segment offering, is scheduled for mid-December. It will be distributed by Tata-Fiat dealers, and the price is still being worked out, Mr Rajeev Kapoor, Managing Director and CEO, FIAL, said.

Pointing out that Fiat was rolling out a car on a brand new platform from its manufacturing facility after 2001, when the Palio was launched from its (now defunct) Kurla plant, Mr Kapoor said, The new car will help establishment of the Fiat brand in a new avatar. Mr Dube called the roll out of the Linea a milestone event that was a major step taken to revitalise the brand. Anything Tata Motors can do to support re-establishment of the brand, we will be happy to do, he said.

The Linea, which will be available in a total of six variants, with both diesel (1.3 l) and petrol (1.4 l) engine options, will be produced at a newly commissioned assembly line at Ranjangaon. The current level of localisation is 55 per cent and this will rise to 90 per cent by December 2009, Mr Kapoor said.

The company is enhancing the number of sales outlets from 60 to around 100 by the end of January 2009, and expects to sell 2,500 units a month a few months into commercial launch, he added.

Set up as a Rs 4,000-crore 50:50 joint venture project between Tata Motors and Fiat, the Ranjangaon plant has an installed capacity to produce 200,000 cars and 300,000 power trains per annum.

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The Specs and features listed in the other Linea thread(which is closed now) is True.
The one posted by autocarcr?
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Old 24th November 2008, 15:22   #81
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OK- The latest scoop from my side is that the Linea launch date is confirmed to be December 16th!!! Isnt it great news so you dont have to wait with aited breath anymore- take it cool and wait till the 16th. Chao!
That's my birthday, Yayy!! What a birthday present it's gonna be.

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Old 24th November 2008, 15:38   #82
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Default Saw Linea tested in Pune

I saw 2 lineas testing in Pune.. they were driving together and had the white and black chequered look. Saw them on Sat evening around 4:15 PM at Pune on pashan-chandni chowk road. I was going at speed in the other direction, so could not take any pics.

From the fleeting glimpse I got, it looks like a more rounded ford fiesta, like a mix of sienna and fiesta. Size looked similar to fiesta.. the only comment is that the looks were not very sharp, same as other fiats in india
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That's my birthday, Yayy!! What a birthday present it's gonna be.

Gears,
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Planning to buy one as your b'day gift ?

Dont expect it from me
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This morning when I was out for a Walk / Jog, at about 6:45Am on the Nanda Stretch, In b'lore. I saw 3 cars all grey in colour, didn't have any stripes, looked like 2 Lineas and one GP, however all the 3 cars had lot of dust & mud on them, looked like they were coming from a long drive! No pics as it was too early in the morning, it took a right turn at the end of the road, & went towards Mysore rd, & the cars were really fast
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Why is there a lot of buzz on Linea diesel? Is it that Linea Petrol is not something people should look at?

Do shed some light on Linea Petrol
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Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that the car is grossly underpowered for its weight. Why all the hype when such a huge, and wide car has such a puny petrol and barely adequate diesel motor. Its more like a Swift Desire competitor in my eyes, looks externally stunning but 77 bhp mill in petrol and 90 bhp mill on diesel is grossly inadequate in my opinion.
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Aseem, we need to test drive the Car before we jump to conclusions!

Also, Auto Car has test driven Linea and they didn't say anything like it is underpowered etc.

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^^ See I am not talking about the handling of the car, I am just complaining about the power to weight ratio. Its mere physics, nothing to TD about it. The car on paper has pretty poor specs on engine side, it could give great FE, it could have great handling, the diesel might have good in gear accerlation like the Desire or Skoda, but the fact remains the car would be slow with the puny heart. A car that long and wide, 90 bhp and 77 bhp is really a joke. They could only offer this in developing countries. For that matter even the Palio 1.6 Sports has more power than this car. I am just stating a fact, not advocating for or against the car.
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Old 24th November 2008, 19:45   #89
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As per little googling the performance of the 90 BHP Diesel as follows:

0-100 kmph - 13.8 Seconds
Top Speed - 169 kmph

The petrol engine -

0-100 kmph - 14.6 Seconds
Top Speed - 165 kmph

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italiaspeed.com: FIAT LINEA

Fiat Linea Emotion | First Drives | Car Reviews | Auto Express

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The rear sunblind, is it a automatic one or the ones which we have fitted in after market where we manully need to pull it up or down. If it automatic, then its a great feature in this price range car.
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