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Linea Classic - Launched

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by amogh, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Puntoed

    Puntoed Amatore

    Austin / Blr
    Linea Classic Launched

    I am trying to download the brochure from website. It's not there.

    When these guys will learn from the mistakes.

    FIAT: Fix It Again Tony !!!

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  2. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
  3. Mayur Kasale

    Mayur Kasale

    Well said. Now FIAT can change this wrong perception.
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  4. rajks

    rajks Amatore

    In one of the threads we were discussing about the thinner Crash Bars in Lineas/Puntos compared to older versions, and one of the inference was it would have been done to cut cost.

    Could there be anything on these lines in Classic to bring down cost?
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  5. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

    This is what I would call standing out in a crowd. Shot with my crappy mobile cam from our 6th floor cafeteria. Those of you who cannot spot my Linea, raise your hands


    Wonder why FIAT cannot use TFIan's ideas for their advertisement campaigns? I have seen a lot of creative pictures in our forum, which are way better than the pictures used in FIAT promos. I have seen awesome advertisements of FIAT internationally. Wonder when FIAT will stop treating India like a country of retards and start taking us seriously.

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  6. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Linea at the time of launch was longer than the then Jetta, Corolla Altis, Octavia, Civic etc. FIAT never highlighted this feature.

    So, "Linea classic" is effectively longer than cars of 2 segments above.

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    No, not just cost but could be a measure to reduce body weight. A lot of people were talking about lesser performance and lower power to weight ratio so FIAT did made them lose a bit of weight.

    Well, lets wait for the kerb weight figures to come out and compare it with 2013 Linea Active. Weight reduction (if done) could have been achieved by other measures too like removing seat back metal, giving an engine guard with plastic and metal combo etc. which have already been spotted.
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  7. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

    Well, it was some day today ;)

    On we went on the NH1 to be a part of FIAT's first ever foray into the "C-low" segment or the entry level "sedan" segment, which is currently ruled by pseudo-sedans.
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    Arrived at the Caffe well before time and saw this striking ER Punto Sport greeting us
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    It had Goodyear Duraplus tyres fitted. Not sure if that's the standard tyre now?
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    In we went and the last minute preparations were being done
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    Some general views of the Caffe and the brunch set out for everyone. It was GOOD.
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    The covered pièce de résistance, awaiting the right moment
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    And, being revealed, rather surprisingly, by the stunningly talented Vilas Naik.
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    Mr. Nagesh presented the product with a simple message - Why settle for less? Get a REAL sedan.
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    Some random shots
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    Was expecting 185-70-14's rather than 175-70-14 tires.
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    On to the interior
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    Yashik with the impromptu painting by Vilas Naik
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    And, oh, remember that shutterbug teaser ......

    That's all folks. Will discuss it tomorrow. :)
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  8. N Kiran

    N Kiran Staff Member Janitor

    I have got a feed back from a person who had an oppurtunity to have a first hand experience of Linea Classic. Though it was basically a city drive, he has shared valuable information, which IMO would clear few misconceptions.

    Consider this as a teaser of the full movie, to be showcased this weekend. ;)

    In his own words, the following are his observations
    • The driveability is better at slow speeds of city (says better than Punto 75HP, but I will have to drive it to belive it)
    • But, is for sure definitely better than the Regular Linea with VGT
    • Full turbo boost is felt around 2000 rpm
    • Almost no dead spot between 1000 rpm to 2000 rpm
    • Engine seems more quiet both inside the cabin and much refined from outside compared to the current Fiat MJDs
    • The classic + gets the my car and auto lock features, but not desmodronic foldable key
    • AC is very effective
    • Plush ride with the 70 profiles, the 185/70 section would only make it better.
    • Tyres look puny on the vehicle
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  9. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

    Awsome pics Paji.I loved pics of striking ER Punto Sport standing outside Caffe & also loved pics of Classy Linea Classic launched.Thanx once again for posting these many pics.Kudos to you both MOD's.:cool:
  10. mayank

    mayank Amatore

    Don't know why, But there is something that is making me feel good and a bit sad at the same time about this launch. :confused1

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