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What should be the new features/Improvement needed in upcoming Linea/Punto ?

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by santhukp, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. santhukp

    santhukp Amatore

    After my 1.7 years of my ownership, this may be the reason why people are staying away from Fiat apart from ASS ?

    When a person comes to a showroom for test drives.They may be noticing these things immediately.Please these are my personnel opinion.

    The Gear shifting.The Rubbery feeling while shifting gears.Some times i feels like i am shifting to a wrong gear while shifting.
    The less no features in Stock Head Unit .It looks like a 1990's head unit even in the top end models.Its a pain to add a simple AUX input in Stock head unit.Now all companies are coming up with touch screen system fiat still sticks with third class music system.:eek:

    The Plastic quality in Interiors needs to be improved.
    MID needs some changes.This is outdated compared to new Swift and i20. The Display looks like calculator display:(.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
  2. prasen123

    prasen123 Amatore

    Was listing down few of the improvements needed in Fiat's new version.

    1. Dual tone interior for punto and linea needs change.

    2. MID to be changed, color one with good dpi

    3. Speedometers need a change. Even n bikes today comes with digital speedo , why not cars.

    4. Give some storage space in dash

    5. Water bottle holders which will accommodate 1 ltr bottle

    6. Electronic seat adjustment

    7. Four way steering adjustment

    8. ICE - Aux input, easily accessible usb and aux, allow to change usb tracks from ice than steering wheel only, GPS navigation is must, SD card reader which can play movies as well as can see photo, ICE screen compatible to reverse parking camera. Remite control.

    Gear shifting
    Tyers Bridgestone etc

    10. Anti pinch power windows

    11. Hand rest for punto

    12. Daytime running lights

    13. OVRMs with indicators , autoclosing ovrms

    14. Better alloy design for punto

    15. ₹ competitive still should be class apart.

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
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  3. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    1. Speakers and HU
    2. Gear Ratios
    3. Plastic Quality as in interior plastics
    4. Lesser play in the clutch pedal

    Other than these, am content. All those bling features like Turn indicators in ORVM, Reverse camera, Projector Headlamps, LED blinkers/Stop Lamps etc. are all 'Nice to have'.
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  4. vishnu's

    vishnu's Amatore

    1. A pull type door latch
    2. A 2 din music system or at least an option to add it
    3. Better gear ratios with a smooth shift
    4. Less play in the clutch
    5. Less noise from the ORVM
  5. Rachit Bhatnagar

    Rachit Bhatnagar Amatore

    No one is ever perfect, so fit to FIAT also but I still feel FIAT cars are more practically design rather than cosmetic beauties like Vernas or Dzires.
    I wish to have these changes in New Lineas & Puntos-
    1) Some more storage space in cabin & 1lt bottle holder in front doors
    2) Curtains Air bag in top end
    3) Hill climb assist & ESP (Optional)
    4) Sun/Moon roof (Optional)
    5) Automatic Transmission with Cruise control
    6) Integrated GPS Navigation system with rear veiw camera screen
    7) OVRMs with indicators , autoclosing ovrms
    8) LED based DRLs
    9) Push button Start - Stop

    I think I am biting more than I can chew but there is no harm in wishing this features in our beloved Linea. This may upgrade FIAT Linea to altogether in a class ahead D segment car. But this is where actually Linea belongs to.
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  6. I have only one requirement Dual logic gearbox
  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    Get back to the old GC please. :)
  8. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

    No offense guys, but this request really reaches our beloved FIAT folks and yet they take up some necessary actions? I am just wondering... :confused
  9. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

    Grande Punto 1.4
    And all these we want at around 7 Lacs on road?!
  10. santhukp

    santhukp Amatore


    when we spends a 7 L for a hatch ,we should not expect a good quality plastics ?,smooth gear shifting ? A Music system with AUX in and USB atleast :confused:

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    They have to.This will be their last chance for survival i think.Next facelift should be out of the box if they want some good numbers in sales.Some times i wonder how fiat is able to convince the new dealerships ?

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