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Old 4th September 2014, 14:42   #1861
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Model Gauhar Khan is filming promo of the Fiat Avventura in a Toyoto Etios!

Source: https://twitter.com/GAUAHAR_KHAN/sta...33009604071424

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Model Gauhar Khan is filming promo of the Fiat Avventura in a Toyoto Etios!
Seems like they are trying to promote Toyota=Boring, Fiat=Interesting.
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The hatch mounted rear wheel could be an irritant while entering the parking lot of shopping malls, where in the security demands the boot/hatch to be opened for a check.

The driver will have to get down, remove the spare wheel and then open the hatch.
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Model Gauhar Khan is filming promo of the Fiat Avventura in a Toyoto Etios!
From the model's expression, it seems she has seen something stunning. So, Avventura is not in this frame. Let's wait for the ad.

Btw, they shot an ad inside Swift/Dzire once.

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From the model's expression, it seems she has seen something stunning.........
No matter how much stunning ads or stunning cars they bring in as per their India strategy, until and unless they are able to give some confidence to the customers about service delivery, they will remain the flop car maker that they are deemed to be now.

Now before anyone flames me for this statement, let me clarify that I too was a great fan of FIAT almost bordering on a fanboy. But, after getting repeated taste of their horrible service for my Punto, now I realise why the Indian car buyer is weary of this brand.
The company does not have a single dealership or service centre in the entire NE and WB region comprising 9 states and the company does not care to come up with a statement assuring the existing owners about service. Now imagine the plight of customers who had bought the cars before this abrupt closure of service centres. My cars' warranty is getting over in October and it is still running with many unresolved issues that were not rectified in the last 1 year by the earstwhile ASC. When I dropped mails to FIAT including to Mangesh Kodalkar regarding my problems and about the lack of service centres, the generic reply I received was they'll check and revert which they never did. When I again specifically asked about what will happen to us customers whose warranty gets over during the time when there is no ASC in all these areas, Mr Mangesh or anyone from Fiat did not even bother replying. Is it very difficult on Fiats part to say that for customers who are having unresolved issues or issues brought to their notice during warranty period, they will take care of them once a new service centre comes up even after warranty gets over in the interim? Instead they chose to leave the hapless customers high and dry. These type of actions again augment Fiats image right from Uno days as a brand who abandons its customers.

Only diehard fans buy Fiats and now even these will have to think many times over before going for a Fiat. I for one will stay poles apart from Fiat, even if offered one for free, just for sake of my sanity.

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Ah! When i saw your name in the last updated, was hoping it would be a spyshot in another colour, hopefully something other than orange.

Anyways, the spare wheel is
college days are over, no time for spyphotography. And now it is easy to click spy pic since everone is using camera phone.
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Here you go, more spy pics in something other than orange Courtesy: Rushlane
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This does not look like a top end variant, but gets the 16 inch alloys and the 205/55 section rubber.

If Fiats thinks pricing this close to the Ecosport is apt, they are shooting themselves in the foot. Hope they dont goof up the pricing at least.

PS: Open the boot in tight parking places will be a royal pain.
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I dont think it will be priced in the Ecosport range, expect it to be priced 30-50K more than the Punto Evo. Avventura will compete with Etioss cross & Polo cross. Fiat can take heart from the fact that while Polo cross is a total failure , Etioss cross has generated some amount of interest in the market & is selling in small nos.
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Here you go, more spy pics in something other than orange Courtesy: Rushlane
Loved the last pic! Looks rugged with those camouflage.
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Some action from Fiat, Avventura will be displayed on 6th & 7th Sep at following locations:

Infinity mall Malad, Mumbai
DLF mall Saket, Delhi
Orion mall Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore.
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Only diehard fans buy Fiats and now even these will have to think many times over before going for a Fiat. I for one will stay poles apart from Fiat, even if offered one for free, just for sake of my sanity.
I have to agree with you. Their service has gone from bad to worse. Imagine for a clutch change I had to go to the service center three times because they would introduce a new problem every time. Add to that, the parts quality is pathetic and they break down in a short time. What do you make of a new shock absorber squeaking on day one and had to be replaced again. The pathetic part is that the mechanics are ill trained and inexperienced, always in a hurry to "finish", absolutely no thought for customer's plight. The rot is systemic.
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Their service has gone from bad to worse.....
.......absolutely no thought for customer's plight. The rot is systemic.
Precisely. And that's why I believe their primary strategy for India must focus on getting the customer confidence back (which in itself is a big ask from them considering their present way of working), rather than announcing the launch of many beautiful cars with 0 service which nobody buys.
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Crowd puller Avventura-

If FIAT is not able to price this right and sell it- I don't know what will.

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I wouldnt call it a crowd puller..Sorry for being cynical..!
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