Twelve countries. 15,000 kms. 99 days: Bangalore to Paris in a Fiat Linea T-JET

Bangalore, 5 April 2015: An expedition from Bangalore to Paris that covers 12+ Countries, 15000+ kms in a short period of 99 days, has got the support of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The team L.I.F.E. (Little Indian Family of Explorers) will be the first ever Indian family to travel abroad in the powerful sedan Fiat Linea T-Jet, with Fiat extending complete support en-route.

The team will be traveling through Nepal, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland (Alps), Spain and France. With every country comes a new experience of culture and geographies. The family will experience tough terrains likes mountains in Kyrgyzstan, live crater in Turkmenistan, the intricate Persian architecture in Iran, swimming in the Black Sea at Turkey, driving in the Alps in Switzerland and ending their journey in the city of Paris.

The family includes Anand Baid, 38 a film-maker, animation professional and educator at Native Puppets; Punita Baid, 36, program manager at Native Puppets; Yash Baid, 12, a grade 6 student and an avid football lover; Dhriti Baid, 8, grade 2 student, aspiring foreign language linguist, dancer and their Fiat Linea T-Jet.

The tough and spacious sedan has a high ground clearance of 185 mm, which should enable team L.I.F.E. to reach extreme interiors, go that extra mile and explore new regions. The Fiat Linea T-Jet has a 1368cc 16 valve T-JET petrol engine that churns out a whopping 114 PS with 207 Nm of torque at 2200 rpm. Driver friendly features include rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps, climate control and ‘Blue & Me’ connectivity,

Sanjay Gopal, AVP Marketing at Fiat Chrysler India Operations said, “It is an extraordinary venture that team L.I.F.E is taking up. The road trip from Bangalore to Paris is extensive and we are glad Fiat Linea T-Jet is part of their journey. We will extend our support in all the ways possible and we wish them all the very best for this adventurous journey”.

Anand Baid, team member of L.I.F.E, said, “We are proud owners of Fiat Linea and we feel confident about its strength, power and driving comfort. We are very excited to do this expedition in the Fiat Linea T-Jet. We have received adventure gear and travel kit support like tents, storage bags, sleeping bags, gps units, tyres, roof-box, sun-films, audio systems, car service and ton of other stuff by our supporters. We are also incredibly grateful to our family and friends who have come forward to support us in ways unimaginable and we will remain forever grateful for such wonderful gestures”.

This one of a kind expedition will be shot into a documentary, covering all bases of planning, with valuable tips for fellow travelers, preparation details of the trip, challenges faced and the memorable times they have together as a family.

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