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Old 5th August 2007, 19:50   #1
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Default Any details about Palio CNG ??

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I heard that in very near future Fiat will be launching CNG version of Palio style. Will they plan for company fitted CNG kit or after fittment option ? One important question is that will they give option of CNG in both models of palio style [ 1.1 and 1.6 ] ???
Any one have more information please reply as soon as possible as i am planning for new car within a month.
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The Palio 1.1 is already underpowered! Dont know what a CNG kit is going to do.

On the other hand, Palio 1.6 has loads of power. CNG kit could make the running costs come down, helping sales. Hope its not dealer level fitment though (as TATA offers)!
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If an 800 DX Ac can run on CNG, Palio is still a Palio..!

No official word as of yet, Still a long way to restore customer trust in FIAT lineup- Although I heard an LPG & CNG option was being planned both for XETA and Stile by December.
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The Palio 1.1 is already underpowered! Dont know what a CNG kit is going to do.

The CNG Palio will give the the M800 a run for its speed, no doubt.

But if priced right, it should become the quicker selling variant of any Palio model today
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Yup !!

Otherwise the newly launched CNG Santro is another option !!
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If an 800 DX Ac can run on CNG, Palio is still a Palio..!
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The CNG Palio will give the the M800 a run for its speed, no doubt.
Interesting!

0-100kmph figures are same for Maruti 800 and Fiat Palio Stile 1.1- (20.8 secs compared to 20.7 secs)
(Source: Overdrive magazine, August 2007).

Top- speed of Palio Stile 1.1 is 147 kmph.
Top- speed of Maruti800 is 144.2 kmph.
(Source: Overdrive magazine, August 2007)

Power to weight ratio for Palio Stile 1.1 is 57.58 bhp/ton.
Power to weight ratio for Maruti 800 is 57.143 bhp/ton.

Torque to weight figures for Palio stile 1.1 92.93 Nm/ton.
Torque to weight figures for Maruti 800 88.72 Nm/ton.

All that palio 1.1 has more than Maruti 800 is the 4 Nm/ton torque which is negated by the fact that M800 delivers its peak torque at a lower 2500 rpm compared to 2750 rpm in the case of the Stile. (Figures quoted from Overdrive and ACI)

Palio is a palio and M800 is an M800. But the figures dont say that they perform any differently.

Still think Palio Stile 1.1 with CNG kit will give a M800 a run for its speed?

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If it indeed comes through I have a strong suspicion that it will be in select markets only. And for that kind of volumes it will again be a dealer level fitment. For all that you know maybe the same Bedini kit as well.

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Still think Palio Stile 1.1 with CNG kit will give a M800 a run for its speed?
Hmmm... so essentially you are saying that the Stile 1.1 will be much slower than the M800 with that CNG kit. Shucks... how they are killing the Palio by the day. I seriously think they need to change the looks of the 1.1 from that 1.6 beauty if they now launch a CNG kitted 1.1.

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