Fiat Linea (2007-2012)
The Fiat Linea is a car model of Italian carmaker Fiat, which was developed in collaboration with Tofaş.
With a length of 4.56 meters, the Linea indeed reached the dimensions of a saloon in the lower middle class, but it is based on the extended platform of the small car Grande Punto. The basic price of 13,000 euros, the motor selection with a capacity up to 88 kW and the use of rear drum brakes are Note for guidance on the standards of today's small cars. In this respect, it is similar as the Dacia Logan.
The four-door notchback model was first presented at the Istanbul Motor Show in November 2006 and is produced in Bursa (Turkey). The design was created in the Centro Stile Fiat, based on the Grande Punto and was at that time an outlook on the design of the new Fiat Bravo.
The Active in the three equipment versions (basic facilities ), Dynamic and Emotion optional Vehicle comes standard with ABS, four airbags, central locking and a trip computer. In the high-order equipment head airbags, fog lights, automatic climate control or unit and a Blue & Me hands-free system with voice control and USB port also included.
Include, without limitation Optional beyond a parking sensor, rain sensor, 17 - inch alloy wheels and a leather interior available. ESP is only available in conjunction with the diesel engine at an additional cost. In addition to five seats, the Fiat Linea has a trunk with a capacity of 500-1175 liters.
In the fall of 2010, the Linea in Germany has been removed from the program, since due to lack of demand, the sales figures were not convincing.
In spring 2012, the Linea received a facelift front and rear. The model is built up to that point, however, in some Eastern European countries continue to be offered as " Linea Classic".
At its market launch in July 2007, associated with a five-speed manual small gasoline engine and the 1.3 - liter common- rail diesel engines were initially available. In the fall the more powerful 1.4 -liter Turbo T-Jet and for the diesel sequential semi-automatic gearbox Dualogic followed.
- Auto News online edition of 7 May 2007: " Fiat Linea: New notchback sedan comes in July 2007 "