The Fiat Linea T-Jet took a sabbatical from the Indian market for a while but the turbo-petrol sedan has made a comeback.
Fiat India has just relaunched the car with minor updates and new variants. When Fiat India updated the Linea and Punto for the 2013 model year, the Linea T-Jet was missed out.
Previously, the T-Jet engine was available only in the Emotion trim but the updated Linea T-Jet is available in Active, Dynamic and Emotion variants. This enables Fiat to make the T-Jet more accessible to people who are on a budget.
The base Active variant itself is richly equipped. The equipment list includes ABS with EBD, disc brakes all around, electric ORVMs, follow me home headlamps, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, music player with front and rear speakers and chrome tipped exhaust.
The Dynamic variant adds automatic climate control, Blue&Me Technology with steering mounted controls, dual front airbags, 15" alloy wheels, rear AC vents, front centre armrest, rear reading lamp and height adjustable front seat belts.
The top of the line Emotion offers all the features of the Dynamic in addition to Italian leather seats, bigger 16" alloy wheels with wider 205/55 R16 tires. The ground clearance of the top end model is increased by 5mm to 190mm.
The turbocharged petrol motor continues to make the same 114PS of power and 207 Nm of torque. The 5-speed manual gearbox is also the same.
The car is available with a standard warranty of 1,00,000km/3 years. The car will be launched in a phased manner with initial coverage of 8 metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Pune. The rest of the country will get the car at a later stage.
Prices of the 2013 Fiat Linea T-Jet (ex-showroom Mumbai)
Active - Rs. 7.87 lakhs
Dynamic - Rs. 8.73 lakhs
Emotion - Rs. 9.11 lakhs
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