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"something truly admirable is coming your way .

watch out for 16th of december 2008!"

Oh Oh wait wait we are delaying this for january .

Fiat marketing guys dont have hold on anything i guess.

Fiat are turning up to laughing stock

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FIAT LINEA PETROL!

 

The Fiat Linea petrol will get a 1.4-litre 95bhp twin-cam engine. This 16-valve motor does duty in the Grande Punto in Turkey, and will be offered in the Grande Punto when it goes on sale in India later next year. This engine will be produced at Fiat

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FIAT LINEA FULL SPECS LEAKED!!!

Available versions:

Petrol and Diesel

  • Activedynamic

  • Dynamic with ABS 

  • Emotion with standard ABS

  • Emotion with standard ABS and dual airbags
Equipments -

Active:

  • Fire prevention system

  • Rear window defogger with timer

  • Dual rear fog lamps

  • Height adjustable front seat belt

  • 3 headrests for rear seat

  • engine and gearbox shield

  • Fiat CODE system (engine immobiliser)

  • tilt steering

  • central locking

  • rear armrest

  • clutch footrest

  • power steering

  • power windows (FRONT ONLY)

  • manual remote fuel and trunk lid opener

  • digital clock

  • boot lamp

  • manual HVAC with foot level A/C vents

  • follow me home headlights

  • programmed maintenance service

  • MY-CAR STAGE 1*
Dynamic- active +

  • dual front fog lmp

  • rear power windows

  • external temperature indicator

  • heated outside rear view mirror

  • height adjustible driver seat

  • remote controlled door lock

  • shopping bag hanger in boot

  • rear roof lights

  • MY-CAR STAGE 2**
dynamic-optional extras

  • ABS with EBD

  • audio unit with steering mounted audio controls
emotion-dynamic +

  • ABS with EBD standard

  • audio unit with audio controls on steering wheel

  • automatic climate control with electric command for recycle air and heat window

  • light and vanity mirrors on visors-both driver and passenger

  • rear sun curtain (electronic roller blind)

  • double folding rear seats

  • remote central locking with keyless entry, electric boot release with boot opening button on key fob

  • sun glass holder

  • MY CAR STAGE 2**
optional equipment for emotion:

  • dual airbags with pretensioner and load limit on front seat belt

  • passenger prescence detector which shuts off airbag deployment in case front passenger is not seated.

  • blue and me™ with steering mounted controls

  • 15" alloy wheels (optional for diesel)
*MY CAR STAGE 1 DETAILS

  • speed limit setting

  • clock setting

  • buzzer volume setting

  • distance unit setting
**MY CAR STAGE 2 DETAILS:

  • speed limit setting

  • trip and activation

  • clock setting

  • date setting

  • radio display

  • automatic door lock

  • setting nits for distance, range and temperature

  • selecting from 9 languages

  • button beep volume adjustment

  • check service reminder

  • front passenger airbag activation
TYPICAL LINEA DISPLAY:

  • time and date

  • ambient temperature

  • average and instant fuel consumption

  • trip meter and trip time (range)

  • low fuel warning

  • specific door open warning
SERVICE INTERVALS:

1ST SERVICE- 3000 KMS OR 3 MONTHS whichever is earlier
2ND SERVICE- 15,000 KMS OR 12 MONTHS whichever is earlier
3RD SERVICE- 30,000 KMS OR 24 MONTHS whichever is earlier

subsequent service-every 15,000 kms

WARRANTY DETAILS


2 YEARS-80,000 KMS STANDARD WARRANTY
4 YEARS-1,50,000 KMS EXTNDED WARRANTY

COLOURS

  • MINIMAL GREEN

  • FLAMENGO RED

  • PERLA CHMPAGNE

  • HIP HOP BLACK
ADDITIONAL COLOURS COMING NEXT YEAR

  • FOX TROT AZURE

  • MEDIUM GREY

  • VOCAL WHITE
ENGINES:
PETROL FIRE (Fully integrated robotised engine)


4 cylinder in line
DOHC
16 VALVES, 4 PER CYLINDER
1368 CC
Power- 94.2 ps@6000 rpm
torque: 121 NM@4500 rpm

type: cylinder head-aluminium
block-cast iron
fuel tank capacity-45 litres

"pencil coil" transformer for petrol engine

DIESEL ENGINE-MULTIJET

4 cylinder in line
DOHC
16 VALVES, 4 PER CYLINDER
1248 CC
power- 90.5 ps@4000 rpm
torque-214 Nm@2500 rpm

type: cylinder head-aluminium
block-cast iron
fuel tank capacity-45 litres

variable geometry turbocharger

TRANSMISSION-
5 SPEED MANUAL
new twin cable external gear control

TYRES
195/60 R 15 TUBELESS (standard for all varients)

DIMENSIONS:

length: 4560 mm
width: 1730 mm
height: 1487 mm
wheelbase: 2603 mm
ground clearence: 175 mm
fuel tank: 45 litres

(Thanks alot to Tbhpian sidindica!!)smiley4.gif
vibhor2008-12-11 11:48:34

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Great Pics and specs Vibhor..

I am in love with this car..If pricing and service to some extent goes right that it can affect the sales of Corolla, Civic, Octy, Jetta apart from City and Sx4...This time Fiat has Bomb on its hand, just need to be thrown properly ..

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Well I think that terrorist attack this is just an excuse because if they had launched in December then many owners would have taken delivery in January and if one sees the sales figure then it won't be that presentible .I am considering to buy it .

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well the launch in december might have affected the sales from mumbai being the financial capital, a manufacturer cant ignore mumbai at all...

Well Rssh, you are not buying Dzire, as i think you already booked it..

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I respect the decision of FIAT. This is not the time for celebrations and one month delay is not going to hurt too much.

 

I shall eagerly await the release. The spec sheet is very good and stingy companies like Honda should learn from this. In fact the fully loaded LINEA will have better features than Civic, except for the Engine and autobox.

 

If only FIAT can provide a more powerful engine with an auto transmission option, LINEA can well become the entry luxry car.

 

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All these lame duck reason's by Fiat India is going to cost it dearly. How much time you think you think it'll take Maruti to plonk the same engine in the SX4 and that'll become the biggest 'fly' in the Linea's ointment. A diesel SX4 will be a formidable force to reckon with, and Maruti will have to open a new factory to satisfy the demand.

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DD- as mentioned by BS SX4 diesel would sell mostly cos of Maruti badge. Fiat will beat it in almost every other dept inspite of SX4 being from Fiat family ( Fiat Sedici). Linea would be more loaded with features , better looks, better rear seat , better interiors , better built quality and not to forget Fiat s handling.

Im imagining if Linea was sold here with Maruti badge . Imagine the wait periodsmiley1.gif.

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Basically a 'new' movie must be released with in a month or thereabouts of audio launch...if it is released say 1 year after audio launch...it's sure to flop..the song's would have become stale...so with the Fiat Linea..God know's when I read the first preview...it's still coming...it's like all those Godmen and Evangelist's saying "Kalki" is coming and "Jesus" is coming, respectively, only "They" know when the Linea will come. I'm surprised to see soo many faithful 'disciple's': "LINEA IS COMING"...LO BEHOLD THEE. Hey guy's jus jokin' no offense. Durango Dude2008-12-15 11:33:11

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i don't think linea would be much of a success. given the poor after sales of fiat, hardly helped by tata, an average car buyer wouldn't be able to resist the prestige linked with honda... so even sx4 wud suffer... because of onslaught from both the sides... city from above and dzire from below... people want sedans with prestige/peace of mind(a.s.s)/ economy...

 

honda city provides all of this,

sx4 offers something of everything,

dzire diesel offers economy big time 

fiat offers none of this... just build quality for the enthusiasts.... but then even they find it lacking in power

 

and my friends all this has nothing to do with the fact that linea is a bad car...

thats the way market works here...essentials are must... fiat shud better learn this from maruti/hyundai/honda  

 

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Come on it now 1.5months delay I think Fiat is playing us so that sales of other competitor is reduced and if pricing of top end diesel is above 9 lakhs on road I am going to go on strike smiley36.gif

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