Fiat has not been doing well in India and the company’s sales volumes are getting dismal with each passing month. But Fiat is not done yet with the Indian market as the company has some real aggressive plans for 2013. After Fiat had first launched the Linea T-Jet in India, the company had some real high hopes from the car as it was the only car in the sub Rs.10 lakh bracket to come with a turbo charged petrol motor. But the car’s sales figures suggested otherwise and the car was soon taken off the showrooms. It turns out that [Read more...]
Linea T-Jet has been the car that is indeed one of the most fun cars to drive around in the sub-Rs.10 lakh bracket. But the car has not found a lot of takers because of the fact that Fiat’s aspirational value in the country is not as high as Honda or Hyundai and coupled with fact that petrol prices are soaring by the day, the petrol car has not been able to take a flight. But the petrol heads, still drool over the turbo petrol motor of the 2013 Fiat Linea T-Jet. Fiat India has just confirmed the fact that the [Read more...]
Fiat group has reveled its global lineup for next three years and this lineup has some interesting cars which are very relevant to Indian car market. In India, Fiat sells just two models, the Fiat Linea sedan and Fiat Grande Punto hatchback, both these cars are very appreciated by automobile enthusiast for their superior handling and driving dynamics when compared to the Japanese counterparts. One of the major reasons for the Fiat cars not getting due sales was lack of exclusive outlets and service centers of Fiat in India, but Fiat India has recently addressed that by opening exclusive Fiat Café stores [Read more...]
We have been hearing about the upcoming next generation models of the Punto and Linea a couple of times but the reality is that, we will not get any new model for either of the two cars until 2015, though Linea facelift could come soon. In the meantime, for Diwali Festival season in 2012, Fiat India has launched Absolute Edition of Fiat Punto and Fiat Linea. These are limited edition models which are offered during festival season and will offer more value and benefits to Fiat car buyers in India without any additional cost.
Fiat India Automobiles Limited (FIAL) hosted a small gathering of automobile journalists at Fiat Caffe in New Delhi India to inaugurate 2 months of engineering showcase called “Italian Technological Marvels” at Fiat Caffe across India. This showcase will display Italian inventions and discoveries related to Automobile world on a variety of inventions like Electric Motors, Ball Bearings, Microprocessors etc. At this event, we got a chance to interact with interact with Mr. Enrico Atanasio, Head of Commercial Operations at Fiat and Mr. Jayant Deb, Head of Engineering and Design at FIAL and Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Head of Fiat powertrains at [Read more...]
Fiat has launched New Fiat Linea 2013 in Turkey in three trim levels and three different engine options. The new Linea is a facelifted version with improvements on the outside as well as inside. The Turkish version of Linea comes with lots of chrome on the front with new grille and improved front fascia. The location of the rear registration place has also been changed and the car looks slightly different with new front and rear bumpers. The side profile is only slightly different and the rear gets some facelift too. The front and rear bumper are the major changes [Read more...]
Update: New Fiat Linea 2013 Launched In Turkey – Click Here For Details Back in January 2012, not even three months back, Fiat launched the 2012 Fiat Linea and 2012 Fiat Grande Punto in the Indian market. Whereas during the same period, in Turkey, Fiat was working on the facelift model of the New Fiat Linea 2013 and recently it has started assembling the same. Autossegredos, a Portuguese automobile blog, has been able to gather some scoop shots of the new Linea hitting the production line in Tofas in Bursa, Turkey. As of now we do not expect this new [Read more...]
The Fiat Linea’s 2012 avatar is getting more attention than its predecessor which is the reason why it has interested us in comparing it in terms of features and pricing with other sedans of its segment. We have already compared the car with Maruti SX4, 2011 Honda City and Hyundai Verna Fluidic petrol and continuing our car comparison series on Car Blog India now we will be comparing the 2012 Fiat Linea diesel with Hyundai Verna Fluidic diesel. 2012 Fiat Linea Exteriors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Exteriors As always Fiat products are quite simple to look at but they have [Read more...]