Linea 2012-2014 T-Jet Dynamic Review
Fiat, the Italian car manufacturer has re-launched its flagship premium sedan Fiat Linea with T-Jet petrol engine. Fiat Linea is undoubtedly one of the most stylish premium sedans available in Indian car market and it comes with rich features inside. It was first introduced in the year 2009 and stole the hearts of many individuals in India. However, it was phased out in the year 2012 but now it is re-introduced in the Indian auto market with a very attractive price tag. This stunning new sedan comes with Bharat Stage IV emission norms that places it among the best sedans in the auto market that emits lesser carbon. The company has launched this powerful sedan in two trim levels out of which Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic is the mid level trim that is blessed with some stunning features both inside and out. One must appreciate the company' efforts and hard work in designing this brilliant sedan with the most powerful T-Jet engine. The exterior design of this premium sedan is extremely good with aerodynamic body structure and striking front fascia. It has a mind blowing look that will certainly captivate the car enthusiasts in the first glance. Interior cabin section of this vehicle looks very good and it gives a premium feel to the passengers inside. You will certainly notice that the interior cabin section of this premium sedan has got a close finishing with dual toned dashboard. This premium sedan is going to compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala, Ford Fiesta and others in the market.
As said above, the all new Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic has got a mind blowing exterior design and it will certainly lure car enthusiasts into buying it. If you just take a close look at this premium sedan, it has got a lot of chrome treatment that certainly makes it look very eye-catching. To begin with the front fascia, the all new Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic trim has got a radiator grille with silver garnish and with chrome surround, body colored bumper, dual parabola design headlight cluster and fog lamps. Its front body colored bumper is integrated with silver colored air dam along with round shaped fog lamps that brings a rich look to the front facade. You can also notice that the stylish company logo has been affixed to the upper radiator grille that adds more style this premium sedan. The side profile of this premium sedan is very stylish with 15 inch alloy wheels, chrome garnished outside door handles and body colored external rear view mirrors . The rear end of this premium sedan remains simple with decent tail lamp cluster, body colored bumper and with chrome exhaust tip. The overall length of this roomy sedan is about 4560mm and the overall width is about 1730mm. The overall height of the all new Fiat Linea T jet Dynamic is about 1487mm while the wheel base of the premium sedan is about 2603mm, which is quite impressive.
The interior cabin of this luxury sedan is very exciting with plush seating arrangement and with best in class functions. The seats inside this premium sedan have been covered with good quality fabric upholstery. The company has given a close finishing to the interiors and used high quality plastics that gives a rich feel to the passengers inside. The company has offered this premium sedan with good storage space inside with big glove box, map pocket behind the front seats, cup holders, bottle holders and sun glass holders. Apart from this, driver and front passenger side sun visor has been offered inside that will add to the utility features inside this premium sedan. There is a dual tone dashboard and a central console that sports a high quality music system and air conditioner controls as well. The instrument cluster of this premium sedan has been brilliantly design with with perfect back lighting and along with notification and warning lamps. The power steering incorporated in this premium sedan has been wrapped in with high quality leather along with the gear shift knob as well. You can also notice that there is a quite a bit of chrome used inside this sedan that will give a graceful and polished look inside.
Engine and Performance:
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. This high performance engine has been skillfully mated with proficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box that enables the vehicle to produce a healthy mileage of 15.7Kmpl, which is pretty decent.
Braking and Handling:
The all new Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic mid range trim comes with a strong and sturdy braking and handling system. Both the front and rear wheels of this premium sedan is equipped with disc brakes that works perfectly in all weather conditions. Apart from these, this powerful sedan has also been incorporated with ABS with EBD that further enhances the braking system of this sedan. The suspension system for the front axle of this premium sedan has been equipped with independent wheel along with powerful helical coil springs and it is assisted by double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bars. While the rear wheel axle of this sedan gets a torsion beam with helical coil springs which is further assisted by a similar double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bar.
The Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic is a mid range variant in the Fiat Linea series and it has been incorporated with some very important safety features. Some of these features includes an advanced fire safety system (FPS), a double crank protection system, a driver seat belt notification lamp in the instrument cluster, an advanced engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, front driver and side passenger airbag and more. Apart from these vital safety functions , there are few other features are added as well that certainly enhance the security level of this impressive sedan.
The all new Fiat Linea T Jet Dynamic is the mid range premium sedan in its segment and it is blessed with quite a number of exciting features inside. Its features include tilt adjustable power steering wheel with audio and phone controls mounted on it, power windows, air conditioner, advanced music system, ‘Follow Me Home’ head lamps, a remote boot lid opener, the rear defogger, outside temperature display in the instrument cluster, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors, keyless entry, driver seat height adjustment and many more.
Pros: Good exteriors, luxuriant interiors, powerful engine.
Cons: Mileage can be better, price can be more competitive.