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Old 15th January 2009, 11:33   #661
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Fiat is on the right track; what a statement their full page ad (this mornings TOI) made! The maroon ad effect is gorgeous, while the photo-shopped side profile makes the Linea look like a more expensive car. It is definitely going to get attention.
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They still need to learn how to keep their website up and running. They have still not tweaked the bugs in the site.
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Have not seen such a big and grand ad from FIAT since 2002. I hope they will market the car unlike Palio (2004-2007).
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Fiat is on the right track; what a statement their full page ad (this mornings TOI) made! The maroon ad effect is gorgeous, while the photo-shopped side profile makes the Linea look like a more expensive car. It is definitely going to get attention.
@GTO: You stole the words from my mouth .

Fiat is on the right track, first stabilize with the mileage oriented engines and then later bring on the higher powered engines. I guess they have given importance to mileage to erase the market perception that the fuel efficiency of Fiat cars are low.
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Well, even our beloved t-bhp now has Linea banner ads being served. So this sounds good.

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Fiat Linea has arrived-linea.jpg
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great pics madhokritesh, nice coverage both car and models)
Yesterday I went to tata showroom to check out Fiat Linea....my 1st reaction after seeing the car was WOWSSSS....it looks beautiful. My wife was also there with me and she also just fell in love with the looks of the car....its looks big and beautiful...I must say photos don't do justice to this beauty, one must see it in real to find out how good it is...
I took a test drive of the diesel car...it was just a small test drive as the car was not yet registered...and the 1st thing i noticed after switching on the engine and pressing the accelerator was that engine is indeed very noisy and the car is bit sluggish to start-off in the 1st gear but after that its was okay...nothing great and nothing to complain about...i mean it felt adequate for city run.....gear box is good and smooth.
Most of the things are already mentioned by other team-bhpians so I will just list down my likes and dislike about the car:
Likes:
1. Great looksrobably the best looking car in India below 15 Lacs.
2. Good interiors: good colour combination of black and beige. huge dashboard.
3. seats are comfortable both front and rear.
4. music system: sound is very good.
5. Blue and me: I was able to connect to the car and then able to dial and recieve the calls without using the handset...so its a great feature..

Now, dislikes:
1. Noisy engine
2. sluggish to start
3. headroom at the rear seats: I had read about the inadequate headroom at the rear and I have to agree with that. I guess anyone more then 5'9" will have problems with the headroom at the back.

Overall, its a good car and should be cosidered by everyone planing to buy a car in this segement. Only thing to be worry about is A.S.S. and i hope Fiat will improve this time.
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Madan, Fiat offers the 1.4 l FIRE engine in two variants - a 1.4 l 8v SOHC, which puts out 75 PS and a 1.4 l 16 V DOHC which puts out 95 PS (or 90PS as the case may be for the INdian market)

It's the second variant that has been launched in India.
Ok, i thought i remembered reading that the 8V version was being launched. thats why i was surprised with the 16V DOHC images
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They still need to learn how to keep their website up and running. They have still not tweaked the bugs in the site.
Thats something to do with the browser. I couldnt open the price tab from my Mozilla browser. It did work from IE.
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Living upto their names, Italians have done the launching with more of attention and bang on style rather than Machine.

Hope it delievers everything required other than style, as Palio was also stylish and good looking at the time of launch.

Rest everybody knows!
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Car does look good. Especially in black, it'll be stunning..

Fiat Linea has arrived-fiat.jpg
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Here is a bit of info about Fiat Engines
New Fiat Bravo: engines and transmissions

The 1.4 L 16v petrol engine is the same, the site does not have info on 1.3 multijet (which in any case is not required )
hey, thanks for that link, looks like a very Peppy engine form the data provided in that site.

1.4 16v Fire
1368 cc
4-cylinders, 16 valves
Power: 90 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 94 lb ft @ 4500 rpm
Top speed: 111 mph
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 12.5 seconds
Fuel consumption:
in town: 32.5 mpg
out of town: 50.4 mpg
combined: 42.2 mpg
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@ rudra - thre was a set of pictures earlier which had some body skirts - it looked every more awesome with that!
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Car does look good. Especially in black, it'll be stunning..

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It indeed does!!! I am tempted to book one if I manage to arrange for the finances. Let's see...
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nice pics mate!

the females are as interesting as the car
wish there were more car pics though
Have a few pictures clicked from the launch party. Will upload in the evening. All I can say is, the party was splendid, it was grand. Sadly, zero information on the product at the commercial launch. There must have been more info at the press launch that took place earlier in the evening. But that just isn't enough.

The petrol 1.4 is a 90PS (roughly 88bhp) engine peaking at 6000 rpm and more importantly, has a meagre 115 Nm of torque at 4K+ rpm.There goes driveability out of the window. Also, the Mjet is not 90bhp but 86PS (roughly 84bhp)!

@ MADHOKRITESH - Lovely pics. And thanks for clicking my back side:-
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Default Price List from Fiat Site.

Petrol / Diesel (Ex-Showroom Hyd)
Linea Active - 600213 / 690228
Linea Dynamic - 631218 / 720234
Linea Dynamic Pk - 659223 / 748240
Linea Emotion - 671226 / 758241
Linea Emotion Pk - 700230 / 811251

Wow... seems like fiat is set to kill all other sedans.
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