We reported in detail when Fiat India decided to discontinue selling the Fiat Linea T-Jet in Indian car market. It may be noted that thanks to ever increasing petrol prices, Indian car buying lot has shifted its focus to diesel powered cars. In such a scenario, the demand for high performance petrol powered cars is next to non existent and only the most enthusiastic of the drivers are ready to put their money on a performance oriented petrol car which is high on performance but not really high on fuel economy.
Similar is the case with Fiat Linea T-Jet in Indian market. In a segment where majority of sales come from the diesel variants, the performance variant of the Linea C segment sedan has hardly found any takers.
We reported with a heavy heart when Linea T-Jet was taken off the shelves in India. However, it appears as if Fiat India is ready to take another chance with the Linea T-Jet.
The official website of Fiat India has again started showing details of Linea T-Jet and the car will be seen re-entering the market in Dynamic and Emotion trim levels.
The Fiat Linea T-jet is looking all set to again become the least priced turbocharged petrol sedan in the country. Powering the Fiat Linea T-Jet is a 1.4 litres, 4 cylinder, direct injection, turbocharged T-Jet petrol engine that has a max power output of 114PS @ 5000 rpm and has a peak torque figure of 207Nm @ 2200 rpm. The Linea comes with bigger 16-inch wheels that wear wider 205/55 spec tyres. The T-Jet has disc brakes on all four wheels.
In its second innings, the Linea T-Jet will come with increased ground clearance. The Dynamic variant will come with an increased ground clearance of 185 mm (vs 170mm earlier). The Linea T-Jet Emotion gets a ground clearance of 190 mm. This makes the Emotion variant the car with the highest ground clearance in its class. It remains to be seen if the increase in ground clearance would badly affect the car’s handling.
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