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Old 5th August 2014, 13:07   #1786
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There's news on the web making rounds that FIAT India is planning to downsize it's 1.6L MJD to 1.5L and Surprisingly there's no mention of it in Team-Bhp or did I miss something?
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The prices for the 2014 Punto has been announced.

Variant-wise prices of 2014 Fiat Punto Evo (Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)

Petrol variants

Evo Active 1.2 - 4.55 lakh
Evo Dynamic 1.2 - 5.12 lakh
Evo Emotion 1.4 - 6.65 lakh


Diesel variants


Active Diesel - Rs. 5.27 lakh
Dynamic Diesel - Rs. 6.21 lakh
Emotion Diesel - Rs. 6.83 lakh
Sport 90HP diesel - Rs. 7.20 lakh
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1.4L Punto is pretty good to drive with lower FE than 1.2L. But these engines are inferior to VW Polo 1.2 TSi engine, Tata Revotron. Even the Hyundai & Chevy petrol engines are better than the Punto's. What a shame.
So, wait... the Polo TSI has a much more refined and powerful engine, is more fuel efficient and is paired with the awesome DSG gear-box.

But the 1.4L Punto is priced about 1.5 lakh less and its looks put Greek goddesses to shame.

Why is this so hard? Why is it ALWAYS heart vs mind? The heart says buy the fun-to-drive TSI but the mind says buy the cheaper Punto. The heart says buy the Punto beauty but the mind says stick to reliable and solid German built cars.

Somebody help me please

P.S. Since my running is pretty low (<450 kms) and mostly city traffic, I wonder if I'll be able to enjoy the TSI's capabilities to the fullest. How is 1.4 Punto in city traffic? Is it sluggish in low revvs?

P.P.S. Is it wise to wait for the Avventura? I genuinely hope that it comes with the 1.4 T-Jet.

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P.S. Since my running is pretty low (<450 kms) and mostly city traffic, I wonder if I'll be able to enjoy the TSI's capabilities to the fullest. How is 1.4 Punto in city traffic? Is it sluggish in low revvs?

P.P.S. Is it wise to wait for the Avventura? I genuinely hope that it comes with the 1.4 T-Jet.
Given your low running, pointless to wait for Avventura. Regular petrol hatch is right for you.

For mostly city driving even Punto 1.2 will do, just test drive to believe it. If you want to enjoy highway drives somewhat more, then 1.4 is good for that.

Try the Grand i10 too, excellent for your requirements.
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Given your low running, pointless to wait for Avventura. Regular petrol hatch is right for you.

For mostly city driving even Punto 1.2 will do, just test drive to believe it. If you want to enjoy highway drives somewhat more, then 1.4 is good for that.

Try the Grand i10 too, excellent for your requirements.
I was quite surprised by the 1.2's pick up in city. I have never tried the 1.4 petrol.

Looking at the price announced, I am wrong to assume that they haven't hike the price too much from the previous model?
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The heart says buy the Punto beauty but the mind says stick to reliable and solid German built cars.
The "reliable" word cannot be used with surety for the German cars, there are enough horror stories in this forum about the VW group. Kindly go through them and take an informed decision.


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Looking at the price announced, I am wrong to assume that they haven't hike the price too much from the previous model?
The comparative price vis-a-vis the old model is given below :

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Note : Prices of new and old model courtesy TeamFiat.com.
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There's news on the web making rounds that FIAT India is planning to downsize it's 1.6L MJD to 1.5L and Surprisingly there's no mention of it in Team-Bhp or did I miss something?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3420452

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For a very long duration, the company has been banking on merely 2 vehicles in its product line in India and rather focused on strengthening its dealership and service network. With 116 showrooms spread across 95 cities, Fiat hopes that the new Punto Evo, soon to be launched Avventura and the festive season will increase footfall to Fiat showrooms resulting in sales volumes.


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Its good that FIAT is bringing in more at its disposal. For Indian market an automobile company should lure potential buyers from all class. By class i mean "One/more product for each segment" . Per example in the budget of EON/i10/ALTO/VW1.2 ,Fiat should launch one and similarly for higher up the segment ranges.
This strategy would keep FIAT in competition and not solely depend on 2 products which are awesome ones but poorly marketed and advertised .So its a welcome move to introduce ADVENTURA and ABARTH to compete other contemporaries. There is a need to revamp the entire process of advertisement-->sales-->product support in order to do well in of-late competitive Indian market.
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During the Punto Evo launch in New Delhi on 05/08/2014 it was declared that Avventura launch is scheduled within 60 days.

Source : Courtesy TFI.
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" The company will announce bookings for the Avventura, which will take on Ecosport and Duster. It will come to India as a CBU and is targeted at consumers who wanted to be noticed. It is like a fashion statement,&rdquo; company sources said. "

Avventura brought in as a CBU and marketed as a fashion statement?? LOL! Is Fiat naive or has the source mixed up Abarth 500 and Avventura??

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" The company will announce bookings for the Avventura, which will take on Ecosport and Duster. It will come to India as a CBU and is targeted at consumers who wanted to be noticed. It is like a fashion statement,&rdquo; company sources said. "

Avventura brought in as a CBU and marketed as a fashion statement?? LOL! Is Fiat naive or has the source mixed up Abarth 500 and Avventura??
The source is clearly confused. Avventura is supposed to make its global debut in India and is not being manufactured anywhere else to be brought in as a CBU.
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Just received an email ad from Fiat-India regarding the Avventura. They are marketing as India's first CUV. I thought Ecosport and the likes already are CUV's or am I wrong?

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.. I thought Ecosport and the likes already are CUV's or am I wrong?

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Yes.

Ecosport is an Urban Sports Utility Vehicle while this is a Contemporary Urban Vehicle.

World of difference, you see.
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Both are softroaders, but in real world I expect Avventura to have better offroad abilities. Its a perfect vehicle for a Leh trip but dont expect any threat to Ecosport sales from Avventura, Ecosport is far far far ahead from Avventura.
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