Nikhil Kalantre has asked the community to help him choose a sedan under nine lakh. He is confused between the Fiat Linea Emotion diesel and the Nissan Sunny XV (Petrol). He clocks around 40 kilometers each day and has listed out his primary concerns as after sales services, features, good handling and low maintenance cost.

Now the Fiat Linea Active model will costs Nikhil Rs. 7.47 lakh ex-showroom Delhi while the Nissan Sunny petrol starts at Rs. 5.78 lakh. The Sunny may be Rs. 1.69,000 cheaper than the Linea – but it is at the end of the day a petrol and with a daily run of 40 kms Nikhil should ideally consider a diesel. You can find out whether to choose a petrol or diesel by using our Diesel decider Tool.

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In terms of looks and appearance the Linea with its Italian design has an edge but the Sunny too is a good looking car and offers fabulous rear seat comfort and leg room. If it’s handling that Nikhil wants then the Linea is a much better car to drive even though the Sunny is more powerful with 98 bhp of power against the Linea (86 bhp). The major difference is in the fact that the Linea develops its peak power at 4000 rpm while the sunny develops peak power a whole 2000 rpm higher at 6000 rpm. The Linea also has more torque at 209 Nm against the Sunny which makes only 134 Nm of torque.

In terms of after sales service both the cars are more or less on the same page as Nissan lacks a wide service network and Fiat relies on Tata for its after sales. Do think he should consider other options as well? What car would you suggest for Nikhil? Share your views!

12 replies

  1. Profile photo of Er Dinesh
    Er Dinesh answers:

    hmm let fiat open their individual sale service centers . . . They ll make atleast 20 percent market. . . .

  2. Profile photo of Yogesh
    Yogesh answers:

    b/w the duo u must go with fiat linea multijet. A gr8 car. &if u r confuse regarding its A.S.S. U dont hv to visit it often coz its service due is approx. 15000km. So its gud to go with.

  3. Profile photo of Anil Gowda
    Anil Gowda answers:

    go for linea! its an awesome car with both interms of look, performance nd style…….:)don’t wait…just go for FIAT LINEA:)

  4. Profile photo of Anand Parolia
    Anand Parolia answers:

    close your eyes and and pick Fiat Linea Diesel….the best sedan in mid range…Looks Built engine handling…and features….u wont find any car better then this….sunny and Linea no compare men….pick Linea…

  5. Profile photo of Ravis Bhardwaj
    Ravis Bhardwaj answers:

    Go for linea mahn! Its an awsome italian beauty…n fabolous fiat’s italian technology!

  6. Profile photo of Aniket Patil
    Aniket Patil answers:

    ya correct………only linea..

  7. Profile photo of Ajay Srinivas Raghavan
    Ajay Srinivas Raghavan answers:

    Linea can be said the best looking car with the best engine. No wonder Most Indian counterparts use the same 1.3 Multijet diesel engine from FIAT.

  8. Profile photo of Badal Jain
    Badal Jain answers:

    y don’t u consider vento…chk out rapid too.

  9. Profile photo of Shivraj Naik
    Shivraj Naik answers:

    Better go for LINEA..great driving comfort.

  10. Profile photo of Hrishi Acharya
    Hrishi Acharya answers:

    beat car is Linea in terms of desighn, quality, features etc…..i wld like to suggest u Fiat Linea the superb car….sunny is also a good car with large boot space and its a spacious car but no way…. Linea is the best…….

  11. Profile photo of Rishi Behal
    Rishi Behal answers:

    Choice also vento gud car wth a best engine.

  12. Profile photo of Vidit Gupta
    Vidit Gupta answers:

    man…jus go for Linea..nothing is better thn this beast…well first…who has written thz article…boss…Linea is of 93bhp not 86…i bought this 4months bck..after testing Fludic, Fiesta, Vento…and decided to gor for.
    linea cuz in terms of drivebility, Handling, Build nothing comes evn close to Fiat…frm vry first thud of closing doors u’ll feel wht the car is…jus go for Linea brother..

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