Linea 2012-2014 T-Jet Active Review
The Fiat Linea T Jet petrol model series has been re-launched, it was first launched in year 2009 and then its production was stopped in year 2012. Now the company has again re-launched this sedan series, which is one of the most elegant premium sedans prevalent in the Indian automobile market. This stunning premium sedan is compatible with all the norms of Bharat Stage IV, which makes it one of the best sedans in its segment that gives out lesser emissions. Fiat India has blessed this elegant luxury sedan with quite a number of comfort features, which will add to the convenience of the driver as well as the other occupants of this sedan. Apart from these convenience features, the Fiat Linea T Jet Active variant also has some very important and essential safety features, which will further enhance the security and protection of the passengers and the sedan. The all new Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic is equipped with a powerful 1.4-litre petrol mill with a displacement capacity of about 1368cc. This powerful petrol engine has the ability to churn out 111.72bhp at 5000rpm along with a peak torque output of 207Nm at 2200rpm. Some of the most exciting Fiat Linea T Jet Active features that are integrated in this premium sedan are the advanced and programmable follow me home head lamps, rear seat air conditioning vents, keyless entry and numerous such exciting features, which will definitely attract the customers.
The exteriors of this Fiat Linea T Jet Active are extremely mesmerizing and will lure the buyers into purchasing it. The front facade of this petrol engine based sedan is done up carefully and the front grille has a chrome surround. This radiator grille is surrounded by a large head light cluster that has been fitted with high intensity dual parabola lamps and also has the side turn indicator fitted in it. The side profile has some remarkable features such as a couple of efficiently designed body colored external rear view mirrors. The wheel arches have been fitted with a set of sturdy 15 inch steel wheels, which are covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 195/60 R15 that have a superior road grip. The rear end gets a large and curvy boot lid with a big wind shield, while the top has a newly designed roof antenna for the FM radio. Fiat India is selling this luxury sedan with some very vibrant and lively colors such as a dazzling oceanic blue metallic finish, a wonderful Tuscan wine metallic finish option, a subtle minimal Grey finish option along with a sparkling new pearl white metallic finish and also an elegant hip hop black metallic finish option as well.
The overall dimensions of this premium sedan are very spacious and have lots of space in it for all the passengers. The total length of this sedan is 4560mm along with an overall width of 1730mm. The total height of this sedan is 1487mm, while the wheel base of this Fiat Linea T Jet Active trim is close to 2603mm. The boot compartment capacity of this Fiat Linea T Jet Active trim 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 Active variant is about a 185mm, whereas the minimum turning radius of this spacious vehicle is close to 5.4 meters, which is quite impressive. On the other hand, this premium petrol engine based sedan has an approximate kerb weight of 1180 Kgs.
The interiors of this Fiat Linea T Jet Active trim are awesome with luxuriant seats, which have been covered with high quality premium fabric based upholstery. The seating arrangement is very generous with comfortable seats that have lumbar support along with amazing back as well as thigh support. The interior surfaces are done up very nicely with high quality plastics being used that is giving this premium sedan a sophisticated look. There are quite a few storage spaces with a big glove box, bottle and cup holders, a sun glass holder along with both driver and front passenger side sun visor, which add to the usefulness of the insides. The dual tone soft dash board is very smooth and has the central console, which houses the music system as well as the AC controls. The instrument cluster is brilliant with suitable back lighting and more than a few notification lamps, which help the driver in many different ways. Fiat India has given this sedan silver finished internal door handles and there is also an internal day and night rear view mirror in this luxurious petrol engine based sedan.
Engine and Performance:
This performance packed sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Active 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 111.72bhp at 5000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 207Nm at 2200rpm. This performance packed engine has been cleverly mated with a smooth and proficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company asserts that this luxurious and power packed sedan has the capability to produce a healthy mileage of 15.7 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:
Both the front as well as the rear wheels of this Fiat Linea T Jet Active sedan are equipped with disc brakes that are very efficient and works perfectly well in any weather conditions. 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.
The list of comfort features comprise of a tilt adjustable power steering, all four power windows with auto down and delay function. Then there is 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 that adds to the comfort of the driver and a boot lid release button as well. Apart from all these, this beautiful sedan also has a powerful manual HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit that cools the entire cabin within a few minutes along with rear AC vents for added comfort to the back seat passengers. The sophisticated audio system comes equipped with an integrated CD player, Radio FM and speakers along with a remote control as well. Other comfort features include automatic head lamps that augments the driver’s comfort level, a digital clock , the highly advanced programmable ‘Follow Me Home Head Lights’, a speed limit buzzer and a programmed service reminder, a trip calculator and many other features.
The Fiat Linea T Jet Active trim is the entry level variant and has been bestowed with some very important safety features. Some of these functions include an advanced fire prevention 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 petrol engine based sedan from any theft.
Pros: Stunning exteriors, powerful engine, impressive interiors.
Cons: Mileage can be increased, price tag.