Fiat Linea - World Premiere of Fiat's C-Segment Sedan

About a week ago I got my hands on an official list of the Fiat Group's product plan 2007-2007 (click here : Fiat, Alfa Romeo & Lancia 2007 -2009). On that list there was an unknown, till now of course, Fiat model called Linea. Like the new Opel Astra Sedan, the Linea is a C-Segment sedan which will make its world debut at the Turkish Motor Show in Constantinople (3 - 12 November).

Designed by the Fiat Style Centre, the new Fiat is 4.56 metres long, 1.73 m wide, 1.5 m tall and with a wheelbase of 2.6 m. I'm not sure though if the Linea is based on the Grande Punto or the upcoming Bravo C-Segment hatch (the Grande Punto has a wheelbase of 2.520 mm). Finaly, the Linea has a luggage compartment boasting an impressive 500 litres.

Produced in collaboration with Tofas, the Turkish joint venture between Fiat Auto and Koc Holding, the Fiat Linea will be first manufactured in the joint venture's Bursa plant in Turkey (at an annual production of 60,000 units) and marketed in a number of European and non-European countries starting in the second half of 2007 (in most countries, sales of the Linea will start October & September 2007).

As for the engine range, according to Fiat the Linea will get a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines coupled to both manual and automatic transmissions.

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