Fiat Linea Classic Performance & Test Drive

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Fiat Linea Classic Overview

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.

Fiat Linea Classic Look

The design of the Classic is very familiar as it happens to be the previous Linea. True to its Italian roots, the styling is bang on with the correct bits of everything everywhere. The front is graced by that detailed chrome grille, and that marks the end of chrome. The chrome strips on the sides and door handles, fog lamps and alloy wheels are gone. Yes we agree that those touches made the car look great from good, but no matter, the basic design is attractive enough to worry others in the segment. The body is so proportionate that this design will never get old. And the steel used for the body panels is thick and sturdy to last ages. And then it all ends at the smooth and serene rear.Check for Fiat Linea Classic price in Pune at Tryaldrive.

Fiat Linea Classic Comfort

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 Transmission

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 Fiat Linea has a claimed fuel efficiency of 14.9 kmpl for the petrol variants while the diesel engine options have a claimed mileage of 19.5 kmpl. These figures are acceptable for its segment.

Fiat Linea Classic Driving

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.To know more details on Fiat Linea Classic  check Mpculture

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.

Fiat Linea Classic Price in Pune

Fiat Linea Classic On Road Price is 7,40,491/- and Ex-showroom Price is 6,47,000/- in Pune. Fiat Linea Classic comes in 5 colours, namely Hip Hop Black,Minimal Grey,Ocean Blue – Fiat Linea Classic,Pearl White,Tuscan Wine. Fiat Linea Classic comes with FWD 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 100 KMPH at N/A . Fiat Linea Classic comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Fiat Linea Classic Final Word

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.As an entire package, the Fiat Linea Classic is a big car for less money. It is the longest in the segment, so it does not compromise on space, and it comes equipped with that brilliant Multijet diesel engine. It drives well and the ride quality is very smooth.

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