~ Team L.I.F.E in their Fiat Linea T-Jet covered 11 countries, 50 + cities, 22,780 kilometres in 111 days ~
Mumbai, November 20, 2015: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India congratulates Team L.I.F.E (Little Indian Family of Explorers) on the completion of their interesting expedition from Bangalore to Paris by road. Team L.I.F.E comprised of Anand Baid, 38, a film-maker, animation professional and educator at Native Puppets Animations; Punita Baid, 37, a program manager at Native Puppets; Yash Baid, 12, a grade 7 student and an avid football lover; Dhriti Baid, 8, grade 3 student, aspiring foreign language linguist, dancer and their 5th special team member was the comfortable and sturdy Fiat Linea T- Jet.
Team L.I.F.E completed a journey of 22,780 kilometres in 111 days where they travelled through 11 countries and 50 + cities and witnessed some of the stunning landscapes and the beauty that the nature had to offer. They travelled across countries experiencing their culture, ways of life and the different kinds of people. They covered India, Nepal, Tibet-China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and France.
On this occasion, Team L.I.F.E said, "Prior to the onset of the journey, many raised eyebrows wondering how we were going to pull-off such a long journey in a sedan and that too a 2WD. I think it did wonderfully well, giving us zero stress in terms of maintenance or performance. We feel proud to be able to do this in our Linea."
The Fiat Linea T- Jet with it’s perfectly tuned 1368cc 16 valve T-JET petrol engine that churns out a whopping 114 PS at a mind- boggling 5000 rpm with 207 Nm of torque at 2200 rpm enabled them to cruise seamlessly. Packed into their trusted Linea, they traversed through the scenic Silk Route, the Himalayan mountain range, climbed sand dunes in Western China and experienced the splendid cultural practices of Central Asia. They also visited the world’s largest burning crater called Darvaza which has been burning for over 40 years now.
From visiting the Leaning tower of Pisa in Italy to the Eiffel Towers in Paris, Team LIFE ensured they visit most of the renowned places on their tour. They visited places like Caspian Sea in Iran, the Vatican City, Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Palace of Versailles and the Millau Viaduct bridge to name a few. This tough built car with high ground clearance of 185mm ensured team L.I.F.E. reach into the extreme interiors, making it possible for them to go that extra mile to explore and experience new regions. This stable and spacious sedan was their travel home and provided a safe as well as a hassle free travel experience.
The feature loaded car enabled the team to focus more on the scenic beauty, vast landscapes and milestones rather than spending the precious family time in adjusting different things which is common on such long journeys.