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Fiat Linea 1.4 T-Jet launch by July 2010:

With Great demand from the customers for the Linea Powerful engine & for the sake of Expansion of their Product range, Fiat is probably going to launch the Linea with a 1.4L, 100+PS T-Jet Petrol heart in July this year, probably 10-15 days after the launch of their Hot Hatch 'Punto Sport', i.e on 15-16th of July2010   

Its expected to be priced around Rs. 8.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).

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Instead of giving the 100bhp T-jet, Fiat should launch the 140bhp engine they have abroad. They are trying to sell this car to people who want power, so why not go all the way and give them the 140bhp version. The FE minded customers will anyway buy the existing petrol version.

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Well, to be honest, there isnt really much of a market here. Also, there is a Abarth Kitted Fiat already running around in Bombay. Will get pics the next time i see it.

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Fiat seems to have missed the Chance of Re-loading the Linea, i.e.with 1.6l Multijet engine which would have combined the Best of both Worlds -Power & FE.

If Fiat would have launched it here by now, It would have definitely equalled the Sales of RS, TSi & T-jets, etc taken together.

As Indian Market is getting 'Hungry for Diesels' now..
dr_nishu2010-06-24 20:38:02

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Hey' date=' thats news to me.

And do the regulations allow someone going abroad to bring back an Abarth kit?[/quote']

Why not. you can always import it and pay the Duty on it.

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Specifications are subject to change

Launch date: September Week 1, 2010

variants-one, badged as T-Jet.

Dimensions:

  • length: 4560 mm
  • width: 1730 mm
  • height: 1487 mm
  • wheelbase: 2603 mm
  • ground clearance: 160 mm
  • turning radius: 5.55 metres
Capacities:
  • fuel tank: 45 litres
  • boot space: 500 litres
weight:
  • kerb weight: 1260 kg
Engine highlights:
  • 1.4 16V T-jet driven by a single scroll turbocharger.
  • Direct fuel injection for high power, torque and low emissions.
Engine:
  • Displacement: 1368 cc
  • cylinder block: cast iron
  • cylinder head: aluminum
  • Bore X stroke: 72 mm X 84 mm
  • max power: 110 ps@5000 rpm
  • max torque: 200 Nm@2500 rpm
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • Valves: 16, 4 per cylinder
Transmission:
  • 5 speed manual, fully synchronized with over drive on 4th and 5th
Steering:
  • hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion.
Suspension
  • front: Independent, helical coil springs, Double acting telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar.
  • rear: Torsion beam, helical coil springs, Double acting telescopic Dampers.
brakes:
  • front: ventilated disc
  • rear: solid disc
  • 4 channel 4 wheel ABS-standard.
Wheels and tyres:
  • 16" alloys
  • 205/55 R16 tubeless tyres
Equipment:

Safety:

  • fire prevention system
  • double crank prevention
  • immobilizer with rolling code
  • ABS with EBD and BA
  • front seatbelts with pretensioner and load limiters
  • dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
Exterior:
  • Dual Parabola Headlamps
  • Rear Dual Fog lamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Chrome Outside Door Handles
  • Body coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors
  • Silver painted Radiator Grille
  • Chrome Radiator Grille Surround
  • chrome window lining
  • Body-side Moulding in chrome and chrome bumper inserts
  • Alloy Wheels 16"
  • unique trapezoidal chrome finished exhaust pipe
Interior:
  • Black and beige dual tone interior colour scheme
  • dual tone dashboard
  • inside door handles-chrome
  • sun glass holder
  • leather wrapped steering and gear knob
  • front seat back pockets
  • leather upholstered seats and door trims
Comfort and convenience:
  • tilt steering column
  • theatre dimming internal roof light
  • power windows, all 4 auto down, pinch guard (driver side) and auto up (driver)
  • boot lamp
  • "follow me home" headlamps
  • electric tailgate release open
  • rear defogger with timer
  • driver and co driver side vanity mirror illuminated
  • knee and foot level rear AC vent
  • rear roof light
  • external temperature display
  • electronically adjustable outside rear view mirrors
  • desmodronic foldable key
  • driver seat height adjust
  • remote keyless entry
  • front armrest with box
  • rear seat armrest with cup holders
  • collapsible rear sun curtain
  • double folding rear seat
  • Automatic climate control
  • advanced my car display*
Audio:
  • Blaupunkt integrated tuner/MP3 CD player HU
  • USB port inside glovebox
  • Blue and Me controls
  • steering mounted controls for audio and blue and me
*My Car:
  • speed limit setting
  • clock setting
  • buzzer volume setting
  • distance unit setting
  • trip and activation
  • date setting
  • radio display
  • automatic door lock
  • setting units for distance, range and temperature
  • selecting from 9 languages
  • button beep volume adjustment
  • check service reminder
  • front passenger airbag activation
Trip computer display:

  • time and date
  • ambient temperature
  • average and instant fuel consumption
  • trip meter and trip time (range)
  • low fuel warning
  • specific door open warning
warranty:
  • 2 years unlimited mileage
  • 50 months extendable
Colours
  • cool jazz blue (specific to t-jet)**
  • fox trot azure
  • tuscan wine
  • bossa nova white
  • hip hop black
  • flamenco red
  • medium grey***
  • minimal grey***
**will be confirmed at launch time.

***not yet finalized

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Source : Sidindica - team bhp

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I agree with Subzero why not go the whole hog and give the 120 bhp version; I guess engine detuned to run on 'Indian' grade fuel. But with 20 kgm torque coming low down in the rev range, it will set a blistering pace; with FIAT's spot on ride and handling package, at long last a car that does justice to the brand name. Those wanting FE must look else where. I really want ACI to get it's hand on one and give us a 'Scoop Preview' as always.

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It'll definitely Re-define the Petrol engines in the country made for the masses &

will mark Next-level ahead of current generation of Petrols, below the Rs.10-lakh mark.

As the Skoda & VW's TSi's in class segment cars, are almost Unknown for the layman here(most of the People here).

 

& while writing this post, bala's poll thread 'who's going to start the Turbo petrol saga' is coming to my mind repeatedly & probably this car is the answer to his question(its for masses, if not a 1.2).
dr_nishu2010-07-28 18:16:06

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The launch has been postponed to the first week of October. Fiat has recently launched the Grande Punto 90hp and the launch of the Linea T-jet would have been too close. The turbocharged 1.4-litre engine which would find its place under the bonnet of the Linea will most likely be tuned to produce around 120PS of power against the 78 horses dished out by the naturally aspirated FIRE engine.

Details - http://motoroids.com/news/linea-1-4-t-j ... tober.html

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Will this car ever make it to our roads. It was originally showcased at the Auto expo and was supposed to be launched soon after that. Then they said it would be July. Then september and so on.

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I think a comparo between 3 cars the City, Vento 1.6 petrol and Linea T-Jet is due. Wish the Linea were launched a little early. I still think the City will come out trumps. Fiesta 1.6 S looks too tame and demure in this company; biggest thing going against the Fiesta is its looks which looked dated on launch itself.

Durango Dude2010-09-09 03:24:06

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You got it right DD. The three cars are Vento, City and Linea T-Jet. I dont see any reason why the City should win. The Linea's only pain are the aftersales and maybe fuel economy (higher torque lower down might help short shifts and improve economy). Interior quality is top class (except for some places), styling is on dot and the ride and handling too will be perfect. It could be the best all-rounder (petrol car) under Rs 10 lakhs.

 

btw, I did test drive the City and it is seriously mindblowing.

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Finally a worthy alternative to the Honda City, hope Fiat prices it sensibly, keeping in mind the 'underdog' image.

@rssh: I think there been an interior upgrade too, leather interiors and extra features like hill ascent assist. Hope they add four more airbags and also a sat nav as standard.

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Unless Fiat improves plastic and fit and finish it will never win a shootout .There is no sense of occasion (except exteriors) .

Some people(like me) buy it just because it is understated.

PS: Such people buy an Volvo S80 over a Merc E class or a BMW 5

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