Fiat Linea Classic Overview
With the world of cars going all compact around you, Fiat still manages to give you more ‘car’ at those prices. Fiat recently updated the Fiat Linea and added more style to an already pretty looking package. But as the car gained more finesse, it came at a bigger price tag. Luckily Fiat will also be selling the previous generation car alongside the new one with the moniker ‘Classic’ attached to it. We get to spend a few days with this proper sized C-segment saloon to understand the advantage it carries with its size.
Fiat Linea Classic Design
The Fiat Linea Classic is a sedan offered by the Italian carmaker that is available in five colour options, New Pearl White, Tuscan Wine, Minimal Grey, Hip Hop Black, Oceanic Blue. All these colours are metallic paint options and all versions are available with body coloured bumpers. The top end variant also has wheel covers for the 14 inch steel rims, body coloured door handles and body coloured ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) The lower trims miss out on the wheel covers and the door handles as well as ORVMs are black in colour.Check for Fiat Linea Classic price in Ahmedabad at CarBing.
Fiat Linea Classic Cabin
The inside of the Classic is true to the name it carries. The styling is sober with a nice solid touch to all the switches and toggles. Cost cutting implies you do not get much in terms of kit here. You get a CD changer with four speakers, but no AUX/BlueTooth/USB. There are power windows on all four sides, but the driver can control only the front two from his end. Two glove boxes add a lot of convenience. The air conditioner is quiet effective and it really chills the cabin. The thing that we love most is the solid sturdy feel of the cabin. Everything is put together well and will last through ages. The seats are supportive but lack comfort. We believe long drives in these seats could get tiring. The steering is perfectly sized and weighed. However, a leather wrap would have been a welcome touch.
The Linea Classic is actually well equipped when you consider the list price of the car. Linea Classic’s longest wheelbase in the segment implies that there is ample space in the entire cabin. The only issue is headroom at the rear for taller passengers, which is not adequate. The boot space is very considerate with 500 litre capacity.
Fiat Linea Classic Performance
Powering the Fiat Linea Classic is a 1.4 litre FIRE petrol engine and a 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engine. The petrol engine generates 89 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm while the diesel engine produces 75 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 197 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Both engines have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.Both engines offered in the Fiat Linea Classic are offered with a 5 speed manual gearbox. An automatic transmission is not available in any of the variants, however, the manual transmission has smooth gear changes and the ratios have been tuned for the best possible fuel efficiency figures.
The diesel version with 1248cc engine can deliver average mileage of 16.2kmpl in city conditions and up to 19.2kmpl which is also the Fiat Linea Classic mileage as per ARAI certification. In petrol version it can deliver upto 14.9kmpl in standard road conditions.
Fiat Linea Classic Riding
The handling is perhaps the best bit about the Linea Classic. The steering is direct and tells you exactly what the front wheels are up to. Take it out for a spirited drive and you will come back with a fairly large smile plastered on your face. The ride quality is again very impressive. As it is a big sedan with 2603mm of wheelbase, and it feels big to drive as well. It stays planted to the tarmac on high speeds and ride quality evens out bumps for occupants. The suspension has been carefully adjusted for Indian roads and all you hear is a thud when you drive over a pothole. The clutch does get annoyingly jerky at low speeds, but it is a small price to pay for all the other advantages.
Fiat Linea Classic Safety
The Fiat Linea Classic is offered with an engine and gearbox underbody shield, rear fog lamps, Fire Prevention System and an immobiliser as standard across all variants. The higher versions also get ABS (Anti lock Braking System), rear defogger, door ajar warning and central locking.To know more details on Fiat Linea Classic check Ieso2013
Fiat Linea Classic Cost in Ahmedabad
Fiat Linea Classic 1.4 L P Classic Ex-showroom Price is 6,59,748/- and On Road Price is 7,20,729/-. Fiat Linea Classic 1.4 L P Classic comes in 5 colours, namely Hip Hop Black,Minimal Grey,Ocean Blue – Fiat Linea Classic,Pearl White,Tuscan Wine. Fiat Linea Classic 1.4 L P Classic comes with 1.4L P DOHC with 1386 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 89 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 115 Nm@4500 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 14.90 Kmpl . Fiat Linea Classic 1.4 L P Classic comes with Manual Transmission with FWD.
Fiat Linea Classic Conclusion
The main strength of Linea Classic is its high-quality engine and strong build quality and the growing service network which was a major setback earlier. And the competitive price tag has certainly given it a good boost in sales figures as well.The Fiat Linea Classic is a sedan offered by the Italian carmaker which is available in two engine options, a petrol engine and a diesel engine. Both engines are DOHC (Dual Over Head Cam) and 16 valve, 4 cylinder units. The front suspension is an independent wheel, Helical coil springs, Double acting telescopic dampers and stabiliser bar and the rear suspension setup is a torsion beam, Helical coil springs, double acting dampers and stabiliser bar. The Fiat Linea Classic comes with a disc brake setup upfront and a drum brake setup at the rear. All variants are of the sedan are offered with 14 inch steel rims with 175/70 section tyres.