As was being expected, Fiat India today launched the new budget end Classic range of variants of its Linea sedan. The new Fiat Linea Classic has been launched at a starting price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new Fiat Linea Classic has been launched in two variants- Classic and Classic+.
The Classic is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. These include a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.3-litre Multijet oil burner, which comes equipped with a fixed geometry turbocharger. It may be noted that the same Multijet unit, with a FGT, is also found in Punto. This engine has a max power output of 75bhp. The regular Linea’s diesel engine sports a Variable Geometry Turbo, which makes the engine belt out a higher power output of 90bhp. The 1.4 litre petrol engine remains unchanged and has a max power of 89hp. Both the motors have been mated to 5 speed manual gearbox.
Please Note- The Classic+ comes only with the diesel engine.
The Linea Classic comes with features like all four power windows, hydraulic power steering, programmable speed limit buzzer, dual parabola headlamps and fire prevention system. However, the Classic range misses out on fog lamps, alloy wheels, auto air con, airbags, beige dashboard, Blue&Me and Steering mounted audio controls. Fiat claims that the Linea is the longest sedan in its price segment and we really have no intentions to doubt this claim.
Worth mentioning here is that the Linea Classic range will remain on sale even when the Linea facelift comes to our shores. The Linea facelift is already on sale abroad and boasts of more features. Hence, it is expected to come to us with a slightly higher price tag. The Linea facelift could also come with a more potent 1.6 litre Multijet diesel engine. The Fiat Linea facelift India launch could happen in during Indian Auto Expo 2014, which would happen in February next year.
The Classic range, which makes the Linea sedan highly more affordable, will be seen rivalling the flagship variants of Honda Amaze, Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios and the Chevrolet Sail.
Detailed Price List is as follows:-
- 1.4 Classic Petrol Price -Rs.5,99,000
- 1.3 diesel Classic Price- Rs.6,95,976
- 1.3 diesel Classic+ Price- Rs.7,50,976.