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Revamped Fiat Linea T-Jet hits Indian roads

Last updated on: June 11, 2013 09:35 IST

Revamped Fiat Linea T-Jet hits Indian roads

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Jaimini Luharia

The Italian automobile giant, Fiat has come up with a great offer for potential customers: a mid-size Sedan, christened Fiat Linea T-Jet.

The relaunch is the consequences of phasing out of Linea that happened due to unsatisfied performance. Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited had teased out the news of relaunch of this mid-size Sedan in March, and utilising the opportunity, the company had managed to create a hype behind the launch of Linea.

The much-awaited car has been launched and puts an end to the waiting period for prospective customers. Although this particular car is not novel to the Indian auto market, its relaunch is a step that has been appreciated.

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Image: The much-awaited car puts an end to the waiting period for prospective customers.
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More detailed examination and comments on the performance of the car will be available after test drive. The car has been touched up with some interior upgradation to bring more freshness to the car and adding more element to it.

Under the hood, the same 1.4 litre turbocharged mill is fitted, which has the capacity to churn 112bhp of power and 207Nm of peak torque. The T-Jet engine as the power source is clubbed with a five speed manual transmission.

Moving to the style statement of the car, the exteriors are really stylish, equipped with best of appearances and top design in this segment of the car.

Looking at the front fascia of the car, the human eye shaped dual parabolic headlamps are just so classic, the regular radiator grille with silver finish and sporty designed fog lamps are simply amazing, making it very attractive.

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The side view of the car reveals the similar aggressive look as in the front, wider tail lamps slot, compact antenna and trunk gate. The Sedan segment gets another contender to fight the tough competition, as well as its one of the flag bearer of Italian automaker.

The dynamism given to the exteriors of the car simply is the implication of Italian style of design, which is unusual and unique in the market. The USP of the company definitely surrounds two elements, one being the superb illustration of Italian design and another includes the top class automobile technology from Italy.

Company's plan to expand its foothold in the Indian auto market seem very firm, and the relaunch of this car will assure the success of the company. Fiat Linea T-Jet features a powerful mill with loads of exciting specs implemented in the Sedan.

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The mid-size Sedan has premium features to offer and the luxurious specs implemented has raised the bar of comfort level of the car.

Making the car more feature rich will attract customers who desire the drive with full comfort, thereby adding a new traction in the Indian auto market.

The mechanical specification comprises of implementing advanced next-gen engines, which are not only powerful but also fuel efficient. The FIRE engine is one of the ushered in idea to the advancement occurred in engines revolutions, delivering robust output coupled with fuel efficiency, making it perfect for daily commutation. The fuel efficiency of the T-Jet model is claimed to be 15.7 km/l.

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The bounty interiors comprises of plush leather seats, GPS and satellite navigation, infotainment systems, dual tone dashboard complementing the leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knobs and audio player integrated with CD/MP3 & FM player.

The dashing 15" alloy wheels on the sides just perfect to add more style statement to the car. Linea T-Jet has sub-variants namely Linea Active, Linea Dynamic and Linea Emotion. The distinct safety features of the car are the central attraction for the customers, comprising of passive as well as active safety features.

The mid-size sedan has added a popular edge to itself by incorporating various safety features. Active feature like seat belts for all rear passengers, 3-point ELR seat belts with pretensioners, three adjustable headrests and ABS with EBD, all in one makes this car very protective for the driver and co-passengers.

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Passive safety features comprises of crumple zones, high tensile steel frame, fire prevention system and collapsible steering column, making this car resistant to every intuitive damages.

As far as competitors are concerned, Linea will be competing with the Volkswagen Vento, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Verna Fluidic.

The pricing of all the T-Jet variants is done keeping in mind the competitive edge of the market, so the Active costs Rs 7.87 lakh as the base model price, Dynamic has the price tag of Rs 8.73 lakh and Emotion is priced at Rs 9.11 lakh.

The Fiat Linea T-Jet Price tags suggest that this car will roll out a different level of competition in the market.

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