Fiat Linea T-Jet Petrol Review



When Fiat Linea T-Jet was first launched in 2013, it was the first and the only turbocharged petrol sedan in India. And it impressed us all with its performance and capabilities. The New Fiat Linea T-Jet 2014 aims to carry the same performance ahead. How good is it? Let’s find out.

Design and Styling

The new Linea gets a major facelift on the outside and the interiors have been updated significantly. The already neat design of the Linea has been refreshed. The Linea gets a new bumper and grille on the front. Fiat has also given it a new set of alloys and a redesigned rear bumper, bettering its already gorgeous looks. Linea also gets a lot of chrome detailing on the exteriors, from the front grille to the door handles to rear rub strips, giving the car more character.






The Linea has a fantastic build quality. And the sound of the solid thud while closing the doors is a testimony to this fact. The doors are heavy and well-built and the car structure feels secure given the top-notch tank-like build quality on offer.








The interiors have been revamped completely. The cabin feels refreshed and much better now. There is a new center-console and the material quality feels top notch, something that is expected of a European car. The dashboard has dual tone leather upholstery giving it a classy and premium look. It is also very well equipped with a host of features. Small details have been taken care of. The orange lighting on the console and the dials look superb. The digital trip computer gives out a lot of information, like the average and the real time fuel efficiency, average speed and distance-to-empty. The cabin feels roomy and spacious. The smart styling combination of Linea gives it a classy and an upmarket look and feel.

Performance

Fiat Linea T-Jet, as the name suggests gets a 1,368cc T-Jet Petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which gives out a good 114 PS of power at 5,000 rpm and it generates 207nm of torque at 2,200 rpm. These impressive figures match the on-road performance as well. The Linea T-Jet is truly a driver’s delight. The car races ahead smoothly, and even before you know it, the car reaches the 100kmph mark effortlessly thanks to its responsive and powerful engine. The steering wheel is direct and very responsive. The car’s handling is great and there is good grip and the car feels in control even at high speeds. The ride quality of Linea is very good and it drives well over the pot holed roads thanks to its suspension. Fiat claims a fuel economy of 15.7Km/L but the real time fuel efficiency figures tell a different story, something in the range of 11-12Km/L.




The Linea T-Jet, priced between 8 – 9.7lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi), is a value for money proposition. It is an impressive sedan and delivers what it promises. It gives a great driving experience and should find a lot of takers. 
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