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Old 7th February 2014, 02:17   #226
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Folks who are privy to things in the Auto Expo - Did Fiat India announce an Abarth for Indian market? I was looking at the Fiat India website and I saw this graphic on the front page…. Can someone clarify or shed more light on this? ***Hoping this is true***
FIAT launched the Abarth brand in India, however the first launch was not Punto Essesse as expected, but the 500 Abarth.
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FIAT launched the Abarth brand in India, however the first launch was not Punto Essesse as expected, but the 500 Abarth.


I guess that is better than the Punto Abarth. Less weight so the puny 135Hp will be fun. In addition, the real Abarth will stand out from the numerous Punto with Abarth stickers quite nicely.

Only 2 two more things to line up. For Fiat to announce when they would start selling these babies and for me to sell one of my cars and wait.

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Few Observations
1 - Maruti or rather Suzuki is finally showing why it deserves to hold on to 44% of market share. Disruptive Innovation like Celerio which I am sure should be a big hit in cities at least would not take too long before it climbs up the sales charts. I am sure there would be a huge scramble now among the other manufacturers to launch such products. Talk about the new SX4 Scross, it just doesn't seem like Suzuki. It's seems well proportioned, modern and with good specs. Well done Suzuki India!

2 - Tata seems to have come up with some interesting models. I just hope that they launch these new editions rather than changing headlights/tail lamps of older version and calling them with different names.

3 - Hyundai - New Santa Fe looks good and has oodles of features but I am just skeptical how many people would want to splurge ~25 L for a Hyundai

4 - Bajaj - seems like Rajiv Bajaj and Jack Trout have finally succeed in making Pulsar a sporty, racing bike name. The 350 looks top drawer.

5- Hero - Is it just me or does everyone thinks that Hero post Honda break breakup is just not up to the task of manufacturing beautiful bikes? All the bikes are old school, plain-jane and frankly very retro. The only new Hero bikes I see are with the Domino's delivery boys.
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How come there is no maruti suzuki dedicated thread in Auto Expo section?
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Awaiting to hear updates on Swift facelift. Haven't seen it apart from the Volt and Sport edition. Any word on the launch dates?

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How come there is no maruti suzuki dedicated thread in Auto Expo section?
Should be up soon. Same goes for Hyundai and Nissan as well. Looks like Nissan has unveiled the Sunny's facelift.

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Then there're the big 3 - Audi, Merc and BMW. Audi has launched the A3 - saw the ad on TOI yesterday. JLR should have something as well.

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Eagerly waiting for the Honda Auto-Expo report. I realize from other websites reporting about Honda's Auto Expo display, that there are no major changes in the Mobilio India version when compared to the global one. This is surely disappointing considering the demand it is going to generate when launched.
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Not everything went smooth at the Auto Expo, especially for TV actor Ram Kapoor (of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain fame), when he got struck in a Jaguar F-Type.

More details here:

http://www.saharasamay.com/entertain...-the-auto.html

I sympathize with him for being so fat that he got struck, but still can't stop myself for him being so stupid. After all he has got at least 1 more sports car (a Ferrari IMO), he should have been smart enough to gauge his & car's dimensions.
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Old 7th February 2014, 15:20   #234
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Hello All, I am visiting the Expo this Sunday and would take requests from the forum on any particular information/ images required of any vehicles displayed there. So let me know!
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Presenting the Swift Sport displayed at the Auto Expo 2014:

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WagonR X-Rest:

Suzuki Karimun WagonR 7 seater MPV Concept!

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On the inside, the third row gets a very short seat squab, the seat height should be good. Even then, the third row would be suitable for children at best.

Low-cost, sub-four-metre, 7-seaters could be the next big 'small' thing , and Maruti could very well debut this MPV version of the Wagon R here by late 2014 or early 2015!

Cheers!

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Old 7th February 2014, 17:12   #237
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A little surprised that a website like Motoroids has more info from the Expo already before us, but hoping our delay is because of quality over quick quantity.

Meanwhile, a photo that could make one laugh. TVS has found a new product to gloss their wheels.

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Hey even I used to do that.Though it seems funny,it is very practical and useful
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Another tasteful Swift mod at the Auto-Expo, christened Volt (based on 1.2L Petrol):

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Please bring it on Maruti-Suzuki.
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Hello All, I am visiting the Expo this Sunday and would take requests from the forum on any particular information/ images required of any vehicles displayed there. So let me know!
Mighty fine of you to take requests. Would be great if you could give us some interior pictures of the Jazz as well as a possible launch date?
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Visiting the auto expo, found DSK's bikes pretty interesting and well designed!
What are your comments guys?

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