Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
+91
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password
Ad

Fiat Linea 125S Long Term Review Report 1

Long Term Test 1

Like all car enthusiasts, I like getting the keys to a new car, but I was more than looking forward to get behind the wheel of our new Fiat Linea 125S simply because of its unique albeit questionable credentials. Simply put, the Linea has managed to carve out a niche for itself as an interesting choice among the C-segment brigade and the 125S, in particular, is aimed squarely at performance-minded buyers and scores high when it comes to fun factor. 

In the last few weeks since it’s joined our fleet, the 125S has spent most of its time within the city limits. In fact, it’s been a fitting companion to my 50-odd km daily commute – the 125bhp, 1.4 turbo petrol motor is fantastic, with the kind of tractability that makes driving around town stress-free. 

What’s not so fantastic, though, is the fuel efficiency; I am currently managing between 8 and 11 kmpl under varied driving conditions. That said, I am confident this figure will improve once this 6,000km-old engine has been properly run in. 

In all our previous road tests of the Linea, we have highlighted the car’s odd driving position and the 125S is no different. The rather large steering wheel and the pedals are too close to the driver and even though the former can be adjusted for height, I cannot raise it as high as I would like. Other than that, my only real bugbear in the cabin is the lack of storage spaces. As with other Fiat models, there are no cup holders and a tiny cubby hole between the front seats which means there’s little space left for any storage. 

This niggle aside, I’m enjoying my time with the 125S and its peppy performance. It’s got the big car looks, it drives well, the front seats are supportive while my parents have commented on how impressive the rear seat is compared to similarly priced cars. About time I took it out of the city and onto a road trip to let it stretch its legs! More on that in next month’s update.   

Vehicle Stats

Variant – 125S

Odometer reading – 6,350km

Positives of the report – Smile-inducing performance, big car looks 

Negatives of the report – Cabin ergonomics, fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency – 10.50kmpl

 
 
Pictures by Kapil Angane 
 
Click here to read our first drive review of the Fiat Linea 125S
  • FaceBook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Email Logo

Photos

Ad

Fiat Linea Price in India

CityOn-Road Prices
Mumbai₹ 8.42 Lakhs onwards
Hyderabad₹ 8.27 Lakhs onwards
Bangalore₹ 8.54 Lakhs onwards
Chennai₹ 8.37 Lakhs onwards
New Delhi₹ 8.21 Lakhs onwards
Kolkata₹ 8.33 Lakhs onwards
  • Upcoming Cars

Hyundai Grand i10 NIOSHyundai Grand i10 NIOS

20th Aug 2019

6L - ₹ 8L
Maruti Suzuki XL6Maruti Suzuki XL6

21st Aug 2019

8L - ₹ 12L
BMW New 3 SeriesBMW New 3 Series

21st Aug 2019

50L - ₹ 60L
Kia SeltosKia Seltos

22nd Aug 2019

11L - ₹ 17L
Renault TriberRenault Triber

28th Aug 2019

5L - ₹ 7L
All Upcoming Cars

Tips, Advice & Guides

Car tips, advice & guides from our experts

Tips & Advice 
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (9 AM - 8 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in