Hi everyone, had been to fiat workshop on Mysore road. Saw 2 Fiat Linea's white in color, TC reg. The car were parked inside the workshop and i was not allowed to see the vehicle properly. After eating up the service head's head, he finally told that one was a 1.6 MJD and the other one was a 1.3 MJD auto transmission(Dualogic). According to him the 1.6 MJD will be launched by may end or june. The cars are here for the training of the teams. Sorry i do not have any pictures. And ya, the 1.6 was badged ELEGANCE and the 1.3 as usual EMOTION.
Looks like Fiat has finally woken up and giving the linea what they deserve. Hope the news is true. The 1.6 may have 105 horses, but the torque of 290 nm should take care of the rest. Fiat's international lineas have duologic with the 1.3, not with the 1.6..but it should have been with the 1.6 MJD. But hope its not the case of too little, too late. The linea currently has 10 variants, and the slow selling models ought to be axed, 1.4 89hp petrol in particular.
Hmm even i would expect a 105 bhp engine for the diesel which would be sufficient but i just wish fiat go the hyundai way and tune their top of the line diesel way above the petrol. (hyundai are doing it with the new verna)
Would love to see 116-118bhp /300NM figures on the 1.6 MJD. Wishful thinking i know
Wow. 1.6 MJD !!!
Now thats some great news. A step in right direction. Given the current state FIAT is not going to be a mass seller. Only enthusiasts go for it and hence the move of giving a 1.6 MJD is completely justified.
But do not expect it to set the sales charts on fire Vento style.