IAB Report - New Fiat Linea launched at INR 6.99 Lakhs

08/03/2014 - 10:06 | ,   | Shoeb Kalania

Fiat India has launched the the 2014 Fiat Linea (facelift) with a starting price of INR 6.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi) at an event in Mumbai this week. The car was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo.

New Fiat Linea launch
The 1.4-liter FIRE petrol engine is available only on the entry-level Linea Active.

The New Linea, as Fiat calls it, features a redesigned bumper that gets chrome detailing along with a new grill and updated fog lamp enclosure. The side profile remains similar to the older version except for the new alloy wheels and outside rear view mirrors which get integrated turn signals. Multijet & T-Jet badges are in the place where the indicator bulbs used to be on the older model.

At the rear we see that the registration plate has moved to the boot lid from the bumper and gets a chrome strip with “LINEA” inscribed on it. The rear bumper has also undergone a change and now gets a chrome strip running along the length with reflectors and a faux black diffuser.

Moving inside, we see a completely new centre console that sports a black and white dual tone finish which explains the interior theme. The car is equipped with a new music system that can be connected with USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth. Other features include cruise control, automatic headlights and wipers, reverse parking sensors and steering mounted controls for phone, voice and audio.

New Fiat Linea dashboard
Except for the powertrain, Fiat has addressed the shortcomings of the previous model with the Linea facelift.

The car is available in six shades - Tuscan wine, Minimal Grey, New Pearl White, Hiphop Black, Sunbeam Gold and Magnesio Grey and in three variants - Active, Dynamic and Emotion.

The refreshed Linea will be available with the 1.4-liter FIRE engine, the 1.3-liter Multijet diesel engine and the 1.4-liter T-JET petrol engine. The Multijet engine is equipped with a Variable Geometry Turbo and produces 93 PS at 4,000 rpm and 209 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The T-JET engine generates 114 PS at 5,000 rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 2,200 rpm. The engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Fiat claims a fuel efficiency of 15.7 kmpl for the petrol Linea and 20.4 kmpl for the diesel.

2014 Fiat Linea Prices

  • 2014 Fiat Linea Active - INR 6.99 lakhs
  • 2014 Fiat Linea Active T-Jet – INR 7.44 lakhs
  • 2014 Fiat Linea Dynamic T-Jet – INR 8.53 lakhs
  • 2014 Fiat Linea Emotion T-Jet – INR 9.01 lakhs
  • 2014 Fiat Linea Active Multijet – INR 8.15 lakhs
  • 2014 Fiat Linea Dynamic Multijet – INR 9.27 lakhs
  • 2014 Fiat Linea Emotion Multijet – INR 9.72 lakhs

[Note: Prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi.]

2014 Fiat Linea Brochure

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