Verna Fluidic 4S vs Linea Comparison

Hyundai Verna Fluidic vs Fiat Linea Comparison

Exteriors and Build Quality:
Fiat is a company which is known for its simplistic design. Perhaps that's one of the many reasons why many fall for their products. Also with the superb build quality of the Linea, it certainly feels like a tank. On the other hand the Hyundai Verna Fluidic looks aggressive and sporty and most people run for it because of its looks. The fluidic design of the Verna being mind-blowing, it’s hard to ignore it on roads. Here the Verna has an edge over the Linea.
Coming to the engine, the Verna is a beast which devours the other cars in its segment. Hyundai Verna Fluidic brings the 1.4 litre petrol engine which makes 105 BHP at 6300 RPM and a max torque of 135 NM at 5000 RPM and comes in a 5 speed manual gearbox. The 1.6 litre petrol engine develops 121 BHP at 6300 RPM and 155 NM of torque at 4200 RPM and it is available in a 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic gearbox with trip tonic function. The diesel engine variants begin with a 1.4 litre diesel Verna Fluidic that makes 89 BHP at 4000 RPM and 220 NM of torque from 1750 RPM. The 1.6 litre diesel engine develops 126 BHP at 4000 RPM and 259 NM of torque from 1900 RPM and comes with a 6 speed manual gearbox and 4 speed automatic with trip tonic function.  Fiat has done well to equip the Fiat Linea sedan with powerful engines. The first of the petrol engine variant makes 90 BHP of power at 6000 RPM and 115 NM of torque at 4500 RPM and second and more powerful petrol engine variant develops 112 BHP at 5000 RPM and 207 NM of torque at 2200 RPM. The diesel engine variant of Fiat Linea is rated to make 91 BHP at 4000 RPM and 209 NM of torque at 2000 RPM. The Linea doesn't have an automatic gearbox and this is clearly where it loses the engine battle with the Fluidic.
Finally the Verna can achieve a 100kmph from a standstill condition in 9.5 seconds, 1.2 seconds quicker than the Linea T-Jet.
But frankly speaking, I personally feel that all the power is not of much use if the car is not stable at high speeds.

The Verna Fluidic is much more powerful as compared to the Linea, but when the situation comes to handling its a totally different ball game, which was least expected. Although the Verna is lighter and has Godspeed legs it does have a fair amount of body roll making it a little unstable at very high speeds on highways.The Linea undoubtedly is one of the the best cars in the 10 lakh rupee class when it comes to handling. The beautifully tuned suspension soak up almost all the bumps and potholes on the road with ease. The T-Jet version has always been loved because the engine is phenomenally responsive and on an open highway it just flies. It has good hydraulic steering unit which does an excellent job in giving feedback to the driver. It has ABS + EBD to make the braking highly effective. In this area the Verna helplessly looks up to the Linea from second place!

Coming to the interiors, Hyundai Verna Fluidic has an impressive interior design just like the exteriors. Along with the impressive interiors it comes in with a lot of additional features which are absent in the Linea. On the other hand, the Linea interior is quite blank comparatively. The Linea has a boot space of 500 litres as compared to the 465 litre capacity boot of the Verna Fluidic.

Fuel Efficiency:
The ARAI has rated the petrol variant of Linea to give 14.6kmpl which is around 6kmpl less than its diesel counterpart. Petrol variant of the Verna Fluidic is found to give an efficiency of 17.43kmpl, and the diesel is capable of delivering a whopping 23.5kmpl. Both the variants of the Verna mentioned above have the 1.4L engine. The 1.6L version of the Verna is diesel and has a maximum efficiency of 23.9kmpl!


After Sales Service:
The after sales service of Fiat in India is pretty shoddy as compared to that of Hyundai which has clearly established itself in the Indian market. Hyundai being second after Maruti Suzuki in terms of sales in India, offer way better after sales service than Fiat.

The pricing is where the Linea seems to be a more practical choice. The base starts at 6.84 lakhs INR and the top end model is for around 10 lakhs INR. Unlike Linea, the Verna is quite expensive but the base model has been kept close to the 7 lakhs INR so as to make it competitive with the other cars in its segment.

Coming to the final verdict, it is a difficult choice between the two. If you want superb looks coupled with a powerful engine, better features(obviously at an extra price), good after sales service and better fuel efficiency, while sacrificing sheer driving pleasure then the Verna Fluidic is a better choice among the two. But if driving is your passion and stability at high speeds is a must along with a fantastic performance, while compromising a little on the fuel efficiency and the slightly disappointing after sales service, then look no further, please go in for the Linea!

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