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  • January 7, 2019

Fiat Linea Classic Review & Test Drive

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. Book a test drive for Linea Classic in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

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Fiat Linea Classic Exterior

The Fiat Linea exteriors feature new body colour bumpers, dual parabola headlamps, and new radiator grille. The metallic paint used for the body panels with its glossy effect and sleek styling of the bonnet, windshield, door panels and rear quarter panel gets appreciation from onlookers, the black colour door handles and outside rear view mirror makes it look distinctive.

The side view also brings out the staid three-box profile of the car which somehow doesn’t seem unexciting at all where the Linea is concerned. It’s probably because of those wonderful alloy rims on the top-end variants, whose multi-spoke design, as with all Fiat alloy rims, will make you want to steal them if you own a Fiat. At the rear, the Linea echoes the front with the boot-lid and bumper mirroring each other, and a row of three reflectors in each tail-lamp.

Fiat Linea Classic Interior

The interiors of the Linea have Italian styling influences. The beige and black interiors with the silver centre console is simple and most of the controls are user-friendly. The interiors have been ergonomically designed. The mirrors are electrically adjustable, but need to be folded manually. Driving at night is never an issue with the bright twin-barrel headlamps. The Linea has a centrally integrated audio system that plays a single disc with USB connectivity in the glove box which can be slightly difficult to locate. The controls that are mounted on the steering wheel control the audio system through the Blue&Me – some sub-menus of which like hooking up your phone via Bluetooth can take a bit of time to understand.

The seating position in the Linea is more than adequate. There are a fair number of storage spaces for knick-knacks, but there is a lack of functional cup holders in the Linea. The doors won’t hold any bottles, and keep a large-sized milkshake from McDonald’s in the cup holders ahead of the gear lever, and they will tip thanks to the protruding centre console. This brings the total number of useful cup holders in the Linea to two, both of which lie in the centre armrest at the rear.

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 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 Fiat Linea Classic feature powerful and well-proven performance engine in both petrol and diesel versions. The famous 1.3L Multijet diesel engine is improvised for delivering quicker acceleration as compared to earlier version of the same. The strong suspension system designed absorb most of the road shocks assuring best of comfort and the tilt-adjustable steering system makes it easy for driving on congested roads and sharp turnings.

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 Cost in Chennai

Fiat Linea Classic Ex-Showroom Price in Chennai ranges from 6,62,257/- (Linea Classic 1.4 L P Classic) to 8,28,824/- (Linea Classic 1.3L Multijet Plus). Get best offers for Fiat Linea Classic from Fiat Dealers in Chennai. Check for Linea Classic price in Chennai at Carzprice

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 Linea Classic competes in an extremely competitive segment – the C-segment sedan. It takes on the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and the Hyundai Verna. As of today, the car feels dated when compared to others but a lower price tag means it gets in to consideration for the car-buying decision.

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