Alright then, the Linea gets yet another facelift and we are out having another go at the car. The newest 125S version of the Italian sedan is more than just a visual upgrade though, featuring an increase in power and witnessing an introduction of the much needed touch screen, which is the order of the day. Fun fact – it’s the most powerful and torquey petrol car in its segment, and by some margin. Here’s all you should know about it
Nope. It’s the same 1.4-litre turbo charged petrol unit that powered the now discontinued T-Jet version. It’s been tuned to deliver more power (up by 11PS), though, and now dishes out 125 PS as the name of the new variant suggests.
That power output figure is the highest in its segment, and along with a stonking 208 Nm of torque, should make the Linea 125S the biggest hoot monger in its class, at least on paper.
The Linea is tough to overlook for the performance enthusiast. It’s got character, style and performance in spades and would entertain the petrolhead generously the old-school way. It’s pretty well specced and offers great bang for the buck if going fast and getting thrilled top your priority list. We can vouch for the build quality and the mechanicals too.
On the downside, the fuel efficiency isn’t the best out there. Moreover, Fiat’s operations in India are under a bit of a shadow. The cars are not moving off the shelves, service isn’t the best and resale value of the brand’s products as a result is plummeting. And that’s a shame, for the Italian carmaker is dishing out some really good products their respective segments.
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Fiat Linea is one of the best sedan on road. I am actually looking to buy this car. People in India never accepted the cars of Fiat. They always looking for resale value and mileage. Fiat cars are toughest cars on road. They are way ahead of Marutis and Hyundais. I have been driving Fiat Palio car since 11 years and believe me that it’s one of most trouble free car if maintenance is done on time. I have driven Fiat linea and I have found these pros and cons: Pros – Tough and heavy car. Nearly 1.2 tonnes of weight.AC is powerful. Outside look is beautiful. Best runners on highway. Gives 12-13 kmpl in city and more than 17 on highways. It’s decent if you consider it’s weight. Very safe on corners in high speed. In India, it’s one of the first cars which introduced Bluetooth option in cars. Doors are so heavy that you will feel safe in the cabin. Boot space is huge for your weekend getaways. Cons – Little noisy engine. Little slow to take off initially but pick up speed very fast. It could be because of weight. Low stance car so suspension work is needed to improve the height. In summary, this is one of best car to own as maintenance cost is not too much for a sedan.
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