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Old 11th November 2016, 12:58   #1
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Fiat India has officially inaugurated the country's first FCA Destination Store in Worli, Mumbai. With this inauguration, Mumbai has finally got a Fiat dealership, after three dealers of the automaker ceased operations in the city last year. The new FCA Destination Store will be catering to all brands under FCA India, including Fiat, Abarth and Jeep.

The Destination Store, which has been opened under the realms of Landmark Lifestyle Cars Pvt Ltd, has a display area of 8,500 square-feet in Worli. Additionally, a workshop is also being set up in Andheri (East), which will span over an area of 12,035 square-feet.

FCA India has pinned huge hopes with the Jeep brand, especially after the locally-assembled Jeep Compass, which was recently spotted testing in India, is expected to launch mid next year. In order to give sales and after sales support, the company is opening new Jeep Destination Stores across the country. An outlet is already operational in Ahmedabad, while Delhi and Chennai are next on the list to get dedicated Jeep Destination Stores.

Jeep is also planning to bring the Camp Jeep off-road excursion events in India to enhance customer relationship in the country.

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Time to check out the Abarth Punto, which has been long pending
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We need to see how long will the new showroom survive, given that Jeep will turn out to be baap of Fiat in terms of sales.
OT:There was a showroom/service center(KHT as I remember) near Graphite signal here in Bangalore, now stands closed. This was opened about 2 years back, the showroom was shut about 6 months ago and today I see that even the service center is closed.
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Time to check out the Abarth Punto, which has been long pending
No test drive vehicles of any model when I called them day before yesterday. They took down my contact details and told to expect a call back when they have one.
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No test drive vehicles of any model when I called them day before yesterday. They took down my contact details and told to expect a call back when they have one.
That's great news. I for once thought Fiat might do what Tata is trying to do today that is to work on its brand image here in India and hence thought should give the Abarth a closer look. But, this makes things clear in my head
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We need to see how long will the new showroom survive, given that Jeep will turn out to be baap of Fiat in terms of sales.
OT:There was a showroom/service center(KHT as I remember) near Graphite signal here in Bangalore, now stands closed. This was opened about 2 years back, the showroom was shut about 6 months ago and today I see that even the service center is closed.

Dont think they shut down. Last time I was there about 2 weeks back, they said they were shifting to a place near Decathlon on Whitefield Road.

Are you sure they are closed ? Even though sales are low, since there are very few Svc Centers, they are pretty occupied, I wonder why they would be running bad.
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Happy for Fiat. It was ironic that the brand didn't have a single dealer in the commercial capital of India. If a petrol-head wants an Abarth Punto, this is the right time.

They've really nailed this one. This is a huge showroom in a very good locality of Mumbai (Shiv Sagar Estate @ Worli, same as Jaguar-Land Rover). And the Landmark Group is no weakling - link to their webpage. They also have Mercedes, Honda & VW dealerships in their portfolio. Here's an Economic Times Article on them.

Fiat's corporate office is a stone's throw away at Parel, and I'm sure Fiat sweetened the deal for them. Sadly, Fiat owners from South or Central Mumbai will have to travel all the way to Andheri for servicing.

As bad as Fiat's sales are, presence in Mumbai will lead to a noticeable % increase in numbers.

Two pics from their facebook page. Classy interiors:
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But, this makes things clear in my head
Cut them some slack, will you? The showroom officially opened just yesterday. If you call any dealership before they're actually functioning, you'll get the same answer. Check now and you should get test-drives.

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Well, just called them to check on the status of the test drive vehicle and they don't have the Abarth and when I asked whether it will be available in a week or two, they said they are themselves not sure when it will be available. But, the Linea and Avventura are available for test drives.
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