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Old 27th May 2015, 22:08   #2176
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So India doesn't seem to be in the immediate plans for the Aegea.






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it looks well and truly the future Linea replacement by 2017, as per this roadmap for Fiat and it's future plans for India:
This is the problem IMO. I feel that Fiat just don't want more sales, thats it. We all know how Elite i20 was launched much before the planned date and the success story afterwards! Fiat have a car in their hands, but they won't launch it now as it is the latest one and can be the best car in this segment, but keep it for 2017 when the competetion would have moved to cars that fly 2 feet above the ground! Fiat will keep doing these 1000-2000 cars per month. Its fruatrating.
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Default Fiat's India strategy revealed. Abarth, Jeep coming. More inside!

Spotted the Jeep Grand Cherokee last night @ NH8

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Spotted the Jeep Grand Cherokee last night @ NH8

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Nice, the only concerning thing about launching Jeep vehicles is that the vehicles would be launched at quite bizarre prices and without the brand value in the country would mean instant kill.

Hopefully they get that right.
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Fiat has revealed the Abarth 595 Competizione on its website.

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Spotted by PreethamB at Bangalore. Two Wrangler Unlimited and a Grand Cherokee.
When asked how they compared to his Thar, he remarked that the Unlimiteds were longer than a Bolero, but they appeared to be shorter than a Thar; he said he seemed to be seated higher in his.
The Grand Cherokee was slightly bigger than a Fortuner.
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Official Abarth launch in Aug 2015 ?
source: Rediff

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When asked how they compared to his Thar, he remarked that the Unlimiteds were longer than a Bolero, but they appeared to be shorter than a Thar; he said he seemed to be seated higher in his.
That's a nice spotting. Are you sure about the length comparison? I think it should be the other way round as I feel Thar is shorter than a Bolero which could be shorter than a Wrangler Unlimited. Correct me if I'm wrong. Else, will take help of Google for that.

Hope to see more of them on road before the end of 2015 (in safe Public hands).
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Are you sure about the length comparison? I think it should be the other way round as I feel Thar is shorter than a Bolero which could be shorter than a Wrangler Unlimited. Correct me if I'm wrong. Else, will take help of Google for that.
Shorter here refers to the height, seating height to be precise.
And, if you notice closely, the pics are shot from a Thar. So its 'live comparison' data. He he.

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Shorter here refers to the height, seating height to be precise.
And, if you notice closely, the pics are shot from a Thar. So its 'live comparison' data. He he.
My bad. My first thoughts went to the overall vehicle length when you said longer and shorter. So that should've been taller and shorter.
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My bad. My first thoughts went to the overall vehicle length when you said longer and shorter. So that should've been taller and shorter.
21Archer84, Looks like you have got it wrong again

If I understand correctly, what schakravarthy meant was, In length the Wrangler Unlimited is longer than Bolero and in height, Wrangler Unlimited is shorter than Thar.

@schakravarthy Please correct me if I am wrong
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The two Jeep Wranglers and the Grand Cherokee were spotted day before yesterday in Kolkata - majestic presence on the road

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I don't know if this is the right thread to post this, but since we're talking about Fiat's future, here it goes:

Went to Tuli Fiat in North Delhi for the 3rd free service of my Fiat Punto, and was shocked to learn that the dealership has been closed and the service center too is closing down on by 1st July.

It's apparently going to be a Tata dealership now.

I spoke to the service manager there for the reason for dealership's closure and he told me that there was no business (not surprising), however, I could make out that he was quite unhappy with Fiat's attitude towards its dealers.

He told me that Fiat doesn't support the dealership at all, and moreover was doing nothing to improve its image / presence in the market. He mentioned how Maruti Swift sells in good numbers, just because of people's view about Maruti, and how Fiat was doing nothing of that sort to be able to sell more.

This felt quite bad at a personal level too, as I bought Punto from Tuli Fiat as they were quite close to my home, and servicing would be easy. During each of the three services, the folks there were quite helpful and made me question as to why people would think the way they do about Fiat A.S.S. I think now I know!

With Tuli Fiat's closure, the only good option for people who want to get their Fiat's serviced in Delhi is Kashyap Fiat. Even the service manager at Tuli Motors advised me to take my car to them in case I need to get any major work done in the future!

Sad!

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Some details about the Abarth Punto Evo:
1) Shod with 16 inch Scorpion Claw alloys and 195/55/R16 Apollo Alnac tyres.
2) Abarth stripes on side and badge on the bootlid.
3) Gearbox is a 5-speed unit. Hoping it is better than the one on the Linea T-Jet.

Car is being tested in various parts of India and was recently spotted in Himachal Pradesh. I hope Fiat launches this car soon and doesn't make us wait forever!

P.S.: Can't post the pics and link to my article due to the forum's rules.
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http://indiaautoreport.com/fiat-indi...he-boat-again/

Check this out. An interesting analysis of Fiat's India journey.
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The only reason for poor performance of Fiat IMO has been its after sales and low availability of parts, but Fiat India never paid any attention to these issues which became a biggest reason for people to reject Fiat. Even when Fiat have a far superior build quality and engines, their cars fail to sell.
They had really good launches in 90's as Uno, Palio, Siena, Petra but none of the cars could leave an standing impact and are rarely seen on road, One can rarely spot a Palio, but the other products are extinct. I was fortunate enough to find a Petra in my office parking somehow one day.
Once Fiat Clan had a car for all segments
- Uno
- Palio
- Petra/Siena

I guess the Petra/Siena were the first Sub-Four Meter sedans cars in the Indian market.
Fiat could have been well settled in the market as the presence was there mush before than VW,FORD,HYUNDAI even came to explore.
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