Linea 2012-2014 T-Jet Review
Fiat Linea Sedan is considered as one of the most elegant sedans in the country. The company had launched this sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Plus in year 2009 and this sedan has been doing remarkable sales since then. This premium sedan is attuned with all the norms of Bharat Stage IV, which makes gives out lesser emissions. The outsides of this sedan are incredible with an aerodynamic bodyline and other conspicuous features, which will without doubt enthrall the buyers with its enchanting look. The interiors are plush and are done up in good taste with premium quality material along with a lavish seating arrangement, which can with ease house 5 occupants. The company has gifted this well designed premium sedan with a lot of comfort features, which will add to the handiness of the driver as well as the other passengers. Apart from these practical features, the company has also included some very significant and vital safety features, which will increase the security and protection of the occupants and also the Fiat Linea T Jet Plus sedan. The drive train of this stunning sedan is a power packed 1.4 L power plant, which is skillfully coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box . The fuel efficiency of this grandiose luxury sedan is also very good with an exceptional pickup and acceleration coupled with efficient handling and maneuverability. Some of the most exciting comfort features that are included in the Fiat Linea T Jet Plus premium sedan are ‘Follow Me Home’ head lamps, rear AC vents, keyless entry with a Desmodronic key, automatic climate control, power steering mounted control buttons for audio as well as the Blue and Me along with a numerous such exciting features, which will definitely entice the customers. Apart from these convenience features, this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus also includes safety and protective features like FPS (fire prevention system), double crank protection, ABS with EBD along with dual front airbags and many other such protective features for the passengers as well as for this gorgeous sedan. Fiat India is selling this well designed premium sedan in a couple of regular paint options along with three premium exterior shades for the buyers to choose from. These lustrous exterior paint color shades include sunbeam beige, an exotic Tuscan wine along with a graceful Fox trot azure. While the regular color options include a glossy Bossa Nova white and a dynamic hip hop black. All these exterior paint options are in a smooth and glossy metallic finish, which will impress the buyers instantly.
The exteriors of this sedan are extremely arresting and will without a doubt entice the buyers into purchasing it. There quite a lot of chrome used on the exteriors of this sedan, which is makes it look spectacular and very arresting. The front fascia of this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is done up meticulously and is incredible with a chrome accentuated large front radiator grille and has been divided with a body colored horizontal slat. The number plate can be fixed in this area and below this is the wide air dam for additional cooling of the engine. This front grille gets polished chrome treatment on it and also a Fiat insignia embossed on it. This radiator grille is surrounded with a big head light cluster that has been fitted with high intensity dual parabola lamps and also has side turn blinkers integrated in it as well. On the other hand, the body colored front bumper has been fitted with a pair of round shaped vivid fog lamps, which add to the enhanced vision of the driver in the night or even in bad weather conditions. The front wind shield is quite big and is made of toughened and gives a wider vision to the driver and has been fitted with a pair of efficient intermittent wipers. The sides of this elegant sedan have been bestowed with some remarkable features such as a pair of compactly designed body colored outside rear view mirrors. Then there are the body side mouldings, which have chrome inserts and add to the sophistication of this luxuriant New Fiat Linea. The neatly carved out wheel arches have been housed with a set of exclusive 16 inch light alloy wheels, which are covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 205/55 R16 . The side turn indicator have been fitted just above these wheel arches and apart from this, the pull type door handles that are finished with chrome also add to the fluidity of this brilliant sedan. The rear end of this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus gets a big luggage compartment with a smooth and curvy boot lid with a large wind shield, while the top of this sedan has a newly designed roof antenna. This Fiat Linea T Jet Plus also gets a chrome finished exhaust pipe, which makes this sedan look sporty.
The overall dimensions of this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus are very roomy and offer a lot of space for all the occupants. The total length of this roomy sedan is about 4560mm along with an overall width of 1730mm, which also includes the protruding outside rear view mirrors. The total height of this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is close to 1487mm, while the large and extremely comfortable wheel base of this sedan is close to 2603mm, which is quite outstanding. The boot compartment capacity of this premium sedan is nearly 500 litres, while it also has a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can store up to 45 litres of petrol in it. The ground clearance of this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is about a 165mm, whereas the minimum turning radius of this spacious sedan is close to 5.5 meters, which is quite impressive. On the other hand, this luxuriantly spacious sedan has an approximate kerb weight of 1230 kgs.
The interiors of this top class sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Plus are very stirring with posh seats, which have been covered with high quality premium leather upholstery. The seating arrangement is very fulsome with comfy seats that have good lumbar support. The inside plastic as well as other surfaces are done up very nicely with first rate materials, which are giving this sedan a cultured look. There are quite a number of storage spaces in this luxury sedan with a large glove box, bottle holders along with map pockets behind the front seats, cup holders and a sun glass holder along with both driver and front passenger side sun visor, which adds to the usefulness of the interiors. The dual tone soft dash board is very smooth and has the central console, which has the advanced audio system as well as the air conditioner operating controls. The instrument cluster is radiant with pertinent back lighting and more than a few notification lamps, which assists the driver with up to date information. The steering wheel is wrapped in high quality leather upholstery along with the gear shift lever as well as the hand brake, which gives a sophisticated look to the insides of this sedan. The company has used a lot of chrome elements inside the Fiat Linea T Jet Plus as well to add to the elegance and make this sedan look graceful and refined. There is also an internal day and night rear view mirror in this lavish sedan along with an internal roof light that has a dimming effect and also has a night panel on it. The vanity mirror comes with illumination that adds to the comfort during the night. This loaded premium sedan also gets a rear roof light, which is very helpful for the back seat passengers and does not affect the driver while driving. To further enhance the comfort of the back seat, the company has also equipped this premium sedan with a rear center arm rest. This added luxury comes with a glove box to keep smaller things at hand and also a couple of cup holders as well. The rear seat passengers also get the luxuriousness of a collapsible rear sun curtain on both the rear side windows, which adds to the privacy level of these passengers.
Engine and Performance
This performance packed sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is equipped with a 1.4 litre DOHC (dual over head cam shaft) based power plant with 4 cylinders, which has 16 valves in it . This 1368cc power packed motor has the capacity to generate a maximum power output of 111.72 Bhp at 5000 Rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 207 Nm at 2200 Rpm. This performance packed drive train has been cleverly mated with a smooth and proficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Fiat India asserts that this luxurious and power packed sedan has the capability to produce a healthy mileage of 14.6 kmpl , which is when driven under standard driving conditions. This mileage has been tested as per the central motor vehicle rules, which means it’s quite realistic.
Braking and Handling
This enigmatic sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is rather long and needs easy handling, which also means that it has to have a well built braking and suspension system. Both the front as well as the rear wheels of this elegant sedan is equipped with disc brakes that are very efficient and works perfectly well in any weather conditions . Apart from these, this luxury sedan has also been fitted with the advanced ABS (anti lock braking system) with the highly developed EBD (electronic brake force distribution) system as well to further enhance the braking system of this vehicle. Then again, the suspension system for the front axle has been incorporated with an independent wheel along with powerful helical coil springs and it also has the sturdy double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bars as well. While the rear wheel axle gets a torsion beam with helical coil springs and a similar double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bar as well. All these put together takes good care of the stability and balance of this sedan and helps in giving a trouble free driving experience to the passengers.
The Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is a top quality sedan and has been bestowed with some very essential and vital safety features. Some of these features are best in class and takes care of the security of this magnificent sedan as well the passengers. The list of these safety and protective features include an advanced fire safety system (FPS) for enhanced security, a double crank protection system that prevents engine damage, a driver seat belt notification lamp in the instrument cluster to always remind the driver of putting it on, an advanced ‘Fiat Code System’ engine immobilizer with a rolling code for improved protection of this premium sedan from any theft, an ABS with EBD for efficient braking, a set of three point ELR (emergency locking retractor system) seat belts with pretensioners and also load limiters along with a pair of dual stage front driver and side passenger airbag. Apart from all these vital protective aspects, there are some other features that further improvise the safety level of this striking luxurious sedan.
This Fiat Linea T Jet Plus is acclaimed to be one of the high class sedans in its segment and has been laden with numerous exciting and realistic comfort features. The list of such awesome features include a tilt adjustable power steering that has mounted audio and Bluetooth controls to add to the convenience of the driver, all four power windows with the driver side window getting an auto down function. The ‘Follow Me Home’ head lamps, which remain ‘on; till the passengers have reached a distance add to the utility, a remote boot lid opener, the rear wind shield gets a defogger with an intelligent timer, an external temperature display in the instrument cluster, electrically adjustable external wing mirrors, a remote keyless entry along with a Desmodronic foldable key, which also has a boot lid release button. Apart from all these, this beautiful sedan also has a powerful air conditioner unit that cools the entire cabin within no time and which has an automatic climate control along with rear AC vents for added comfort to the rear seat passengers. The sophisticated audio system comes equipped with an integrated CD player, Radio FM, USB interface and also Bluetooth connectivity for pairing mobile phones . Other comfort features include an adjustable driver’s seat and other advanced ‘My Car’ controls for giving the driver as well as the other passengers a marvelous and lavish drive.
Eye catching exteriors, luxuriant interiors and impressive features, a powerful engine with brilliant pickup and acceleration.
Mileage can be improved, price can be made more competitive and engine noise can be reduced a little.