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Fiat Linea caught testing!!!!

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Not gonna be easy for Fiat  . For shelling out above 8 lacs for a Fiat ,people will wait and buy a Fiat. Fiat has to buck up. Im expecting more discount offers from Fiesta Diesel & Verna diesel after Linea launch. 

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RANJANGAON (India), Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Indian unit of Italy's Fiat (FIA.MI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) plans to launch its mid-sized sedan Linea in India in December, the company said on Friday.

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd, an equal joint venture between Fiat and India's Tata Motors (TAMO.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), said in a statement it started production of the sedan on Friday.

Linea will be followed by the launch of the hatch back Grande Punto, which will also be manufactured in the Indian plant which has a total capacity of up to 200,000 cars, it said. (Reporting by Janaki Krishnan; Editing by Ranjit Gangadharan)

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RANJANGAON, India, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Indian unit of Italy's Fiat (FIA.MI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) expects to sell 2,500 Linea sedans a month in India, chief executive Rajeev Kapoor said on Friday.

"The consumer has become more selective. We also see an opportunity in the slow down," he told reporters after Fiat India Automobiles, a equal joint venture between Fiat and India's Tata Motors (TAMO.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), began production of the mid-sized sedan in India.

The pricing of the car would be decided closer to its launch next month, Kapoor said. (Reporting by Janaki Krishnan; Editing by John Mair)

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Very much true Speed , FIAT are showing their true colors before the launch itself. And that guy kapoor is expecting 2500 to be sold in one month . With only 1.3 engine in store this will make the car very under powered i guess.

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@Archit/Csnana, the 1.3L unit would be tuned to deliver ~ 90Bhp I guess, this would not turn the Linea into a rocket, but will help in keeping ahead of likes of Dzire/Fiesta/Logan/Fabia & somewhere in tune of Octy/Verna, so not bad figures for the segment. speed2008-11-21 13:30:47

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fiat is delaying the launch of linea as if people are going to die looking at it in ...the delay is not good and it might harm the prospects of fiat !!!

Yeah I agree with you. Linea may be expected by many, but only few will shell out money from their pockets due to Fiat's image. But we have to wait and see how it performs.

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It has finally happened. Linea has started rolling off the new plant on 21st Nov. It would be available nationally in mid Dec.

 

Details can be read on zigwheels.com.

 

Get your cash ready.

 

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did any one of you watch the UTVi Autocar India show?? They did showcase the Linea. Overall they did give it good ratings. The concern being less headroom at rear. The article says localisation content is now 55% and will touch 90% in 2009 end?? Fiat expecting 2500 units p.m. Possible for sure with such a car. Seems like Fiat is quite serious finally .

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Thanks vibhor dear for the launch picture of the Fiat Linea. Fiat India says that the Linea will be on sale  from  the third week of December 2008 and the price range is Rs 7-9 lakh.It was launched in 2007 in internationally.The most in demand engine the 1248 cc MJD will come with a variable geometry turbo that generates 90bhp. Incidentally the new Tata Indigo due for launch in March 2009 will also get the same engine.

Fiat also says that the Punto will be launched in Feb 2009. This should revive Fiat's fortunes in India, provided its dealers don't let down the customers.

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FIAT LINEA TO COME IN THREE VARIANTS!!

 

Fiat is finally gearing up for the big launch - linea in Dcember. Fiat linea which will hit the market by mid december will come in three variants with two engine options. Linea will come with a 1.3L diesel VGT and 1.4L petrol engine. The multiple engine options will help the Fiat to take on the different competetiors like Honda City and Ford Fiesta paralely. Fiat linea will come in three variants  - Active, Dynamic and Emotion (high end). However, thre pricing is going to be the key. Though the Linea is expected to be priced between Rs7 - Rs9lakhs, we are little apprehensive about it considering the linea will have only 55% localisation initially. Let

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