FIAT India launches 2012 versions of Linea and Punto ahead of the Auto Expo



FIAT India Automobiles have today launched the next generation 2012 Linea and Punto. The engine options for the cars remain unchanged. The basic engine variants available for the three cars are as follows

Punto 1.2 FIRE Petrol
Punto 1.4 FIRE Petrol
Punto 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

In their 2012 avatar, the two cars added features and altered styling. The cars have now introduced a bouquet of features in terms of performance, safety, comfort, ride and handling and in- car infotainment. The 2012 Linea and Punto are now available in a new colour Oceanic Blue along with the previous range of colours such as Fox Trot Azure, Tuscan Wine, Sunbeam Beige and Exotica Red.

Highlights: Model Year 2012 range

•    Fully refreshed interiors with new interior theme colours and an all new exterior colour i.e, Oceanic Blue
•    Bringing segment first features for Linea – Rain sensing wipers & auto switch on/off headlamps,(continuing the past tradition of being the first to bring innovative features to the segment e.g., Blue & Me and MY Car)
•    More features & equipment across the range with much higher value to the customer at every price point
•    Significant Quality improvements on key attributes like ground clearance, air conditioning and NVH for diesel versions

FIAT Linea 2012

2012 Linea highlights

The FIAT Linea 2012 has been introduced with a host of new features. For the base version the Linea gets a variety of new equipments with an integrated audio system. Auto AC, ABS with EBD, alloy wheels, airbags and ‘Blue and Me’ infotainment feature on the mid version onwards. It also has an improved segment best ground clearance of 185 mm with a powerful and improved AC. The new Linea luxury diesel version provides leather seats with chrome interiors and 16” alloy wheels. The new segment features include rain sensors and auto switch on/off head lamps. Giving Linea a premium touch with its refreshing interiors is the new light beige theme, comprising of fabric seats and floor carpet, dashboard and door trims. The improved fuel efficiency for the Linea 1.3 ADVANCED MULTIJET DIESEL is 20.4 and for 1.4 FIRE PETROL is 14.6.

FIAT Punto 2012

2012 Punto highlights

Punto is now available with an enhanced ground clearance (Punto 1.2- 195 mm and Punto 1.4 and 1.3 – 185 mm). The base variant features comprise of an integrated audio system and central locking along with front power windows making it the only premium hatchback with such rich content in the entry version. The introduction of new bright grey interiors, fabric seats, carpeted flooring and door trims is sure to leave its customers astonished. A dual tone dashboard now adorns the entire range. The improved fuel efficiency for the Punto 1.2 FIRE Petrol is 15.2, for 1.4 FIRE Petrol is 14.6 and for 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel it is 20.3.

The good news continues even with the pricing, with the cars being available in different variants at a special introductory period price.

Ex-showroom Delhi:

Punto Active    BSIV    Petrol    1.2    4.81 lacs
Punto Dynamic    BSIV    Petrol    1.2    5.04 lacs
Punto Emotion    BSIV    Petrol    1.4    6.54 lacs
Punto Active    BSIV    Diesel    1.3    5.48 lacs
Punto Dynamic    BSIV    Diesel    1.3    6.11 lacs
Punto Emotion    BSIV    Diesel    1.3    6.71 lacs
Linea Active    BSIV    Petrol    1.4    6.83 lacs
Linea Dynamic    BSIV    Petrol    1.4    7.80 lacs
Linea Active    BSIV    Diesel    1.3    7.83 lacs
Linea Dynamic    BSIV    Diesel    1.3    8.83 lacs
Linea Emotion    BSIV    Diesel    1.3    9.18 lacs

Speaking on the launch of 2012 Linea and Punto, Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, President & CEO, FIAT India Automobiles Ltd said, “At FIAT it is our constant endeavor to provide customers with newer and better cars with timely upgradation in comfort and technology. Since customer satisfaction is of utmost importance, we continuously look at ways to provide better

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