Toyota Vios and Fiat Linea

30 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Toyota Vios and Fiat Linea

Toyota Vios

and Fiat

Two hot sedans for India :

The big majors are mid size segment though out small cars is their aim. Maruti has rolled out its SX4 and Mahindra – Renault has rolled out to grab their share in segment. Soon this will welcome two new sedans – Fiat and Toyota.

Both and Fiat are hoping niche share in Indian automotive by 2010 and this will be first foray into sedan segment (2 nd fastest Toyota has exhibited its 3 rd generation in recently held Bangkok show and Fiat has launched its sedan in Turkey.   Let’s see Vios and Linea has?

and Powertrain:

Toyota ’s Vios:

Vios is almost same as the ’s much popular yaris and Belta. These cars are popular in Australia and Japan. The 2 nd Vios is the segment leader in Singapore and Thailand.

Toyota is Thai Car of the Year 2003.   The will head India via CKD Knocked Down unit)

Toyota Vios is powered by a ’s proven NZ series engine. The 1NZ-FE engine which the vios develops 80KW and a maximum torque of 142Nm at   The same engine is used for the 2 nd Vios.

The 2 nd generation Vios is well for its frugal and clean nature and lure Indian customers if it the same in India. The Vios is for its underpowered nature and the Vios is available only in Thailand. The 1.5 liter engine with an intercooler produces 143 PS with boost.

If Toyota brings vios to India it will rock but the chances are less.


For the turnaround of Renault – its Carlos Ghoshn, while for the Its Marchionne#8217;s #8211; the man who mastered the new Fiat. Linea is one of the products of new Fiat and it’s derived the Fiat’s much popular Grande Punto

Two engines are at present: the 1.4 petrol delivering 77 bhp and the 1.3 diesel with a power of 90 bhp. Linea may also be by a1.4L Turbo T-jet, engin delivering 120 bhp and a much 1.9L JTD engine (uniJet Diesel is Fiat Group’s for its current common rail engine).

Fiat may consider engine options too but an engine FIRE (Fully Integrated Engine) family and Swift’s, 1.3L Multijet diesel is for Manual as well automatic will be offered.

Styling and Engineering:


For making a sedan take a hatchback give it a boot and that is what clever in modern automotive industry. follows the same for its Linea but its not a extended version of popular hatchback.

Fiat Linea has an international vocation; it was designed by the Style Centre, and its exterior is elegant, dynamic and typically The aim was to appeal to the public with smooth lines which the new Fiat family feeling the Grande Punto to the new Bravo), they offer a new reading of the elements of the great Italian tradition in the saloon segment. extraordinary stylistic heritage has now the Fiat Linea, a 4-door that is sleek and elegant, but generous dimensions that put it at the top of its it is 4.56 metres long, metres wide, 1.5 metres and has a wheelbase of 2.6 metres, as well as a 500 luggage compartment.

The same went into the styling of the of Linea, where the lines are and balance well with the creating a friendly, light-filled that provides an amazing of room and superior comfort, ergonomics and space for the driver and are concerned. And it is in terms of the quality, practicality and enjoyment of the interior the Fiat Linea aims to the difference, backed up by the refinement of the and by the colour combinations, as well as the paid to every detail and to the Designed for an elegant, refined with plenty of personality, the is agile and enjoyable to drive in all

Toyota Vios

Unlike the Linea, Toyota Vios is not an eye Vios derives most of its cues from its big brother After the Hyundai verna, kind of sedans with overhang is familiar in India.

looks bulky from the with large grille and headlamps. The hood lines through the grille to large bumper. The body coloured mirrors integrates indicator

Curvaceous but not so large tail just touches voluminuous

The 3 rd generation Vios which is to be has almost identical dimensions to Honda City. Similar to the you can expect decent space for passengers and not for the Driver and the front from the vios. Accessibility to and storage space are only for with pixie hands the Thai auto journals vios for its noisy passenger

Though in JD power initial study (IQS) vios a position, it is ranked below city. But don’t forget is much powerful and frugal city.

Similar to the recently launched spark Toyota Vios’s binnacle is set in the centre of the dash. arrangement not only leaves of the dash clean and uncluttered, it allows the instruments and warning to be at a distance and an angle that the driver to read them minimal eye movement. But some and prefer a conventional location.

and Special Features:


The Fiat Linea is equipped a reliable suspension layout guarantees very easy, steering, excellent roadholding and the possible comfort for passengers: an MacPherson system at the front, and wheels connected by a torsion at the rear. Regarding the safety Stable, effective braking, acceleration guaranteed by the engines and handling, get the Fiat Linea out of the most critical situations.

is also very well where passive safety is a fact borne out by the presence of it also adopts a number of technical elements that the driver always has total of the car (active safety): latest ABS, complete with EBD Brake Distribution) and, the sophisticated ESP (Electronic Stability ESP is supplemented by the ASR/MSR. a system prevents front wheel in acceleration and deceleration, enabling the Linea to move effortlessly on low road surfaces. The ESP includes the a device that lets you and start on uphill roads having to pull the handbrake.

The range also proposes worthy of a higher segment, as certain sophisticated climate and devices that improve the and quality of the time spent on from automatic climate the BlueMeTH system with USB a radio with CD-player MP3 files) and Cruise Control, to rain, dusk and parking In other words, there are possible combinations which may Fiat’s Linea an excellent for money (if correctly priced) and the price-content ratio.

Toyota :

The safety features and equipments in are on par with sedans of its class in India. The rigid (40% tension steel) and light vios chassis assures and stability. ABS with EBD used to this 1tonne vehicle. Mc strut is used at the front and beam suspension at the rear.

seats are provided with ‘S’ springs to minimize fatigue long distance traveling. controls are embedded in the steering

Fiat aims to slot in top 10 car by 2010 and Toyota to sustain the No 1 both has to tap one of the fastest growing India and they seems to ambitious plans for India. expects to sell 50,000-60,000 on an annual basis by 2012. The C-segment in India is around units, which is expected to in 5 years and Toyota eyes 10% share 2010 and 15% market by 2015.

Both Toyota and Fiat has potential in manufacturing great all they have to do in India is to their popular products if they want to be a volume Through Linea and Vios – and Toyota I’m sure that can reach their target.

Vios will take on Suzuki’s SX4, Chevrolet and segment leader Honda and vios is expected to hit our shores by the end of year or early 2008. For the Fiat has launched the saloon in in the price range of 15,000 – liras (Rs 4,61,981 – Rs6,46,774) and if it is in India in the same range, will take on SX4, Fiesta and City.

A wide of engines is available for the Fiat to power Linea hence the of Fiat’s positioning Linea Honda Civic, Toyota and Skoda Octavia cannot be Linea can be positioned between the C-segment and the entry D-segment With Linea’s design heavily derived from it has the potential to match them.

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