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Old 27th July 2006, 15:22   #16
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All of a sudden, Fiat India's future has started looking brighter. They did right thing by forming alliance with Tata. I don't know how much A/S/S has improved after alliance, but at least people have started sitting up and noticing pretty Palios in show rooms.

Now with new models in the market, it will generate more enthusiam among
prospective buyers. Overall, promising news for Fiat lovers!
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This perla is nothing but a facelifted Petra- Check out the greenhouse- Identical to the Petra!

But quite a nice looking car- they should launch this in Inda as a new Petra

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This perla is nothing but a facelifted Petra- Check out ht egreenhouse- Identical to the Petra!

But quite a nice looking car- they should launch this in Inda as a new Petra
It is no doubt Petra++.
In my opinion, the styling is too conservative. Adding a little bit of flair can do wonders. The rear is very plain. Front looks a little like Passat. When Fiat can design a car like the stylish Punto Grande, they can do better with Perla.
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The front or the headlights and the grill is very Optraish..i feel so. The rear is very elegantly designed.
But they could have done much better than this, considering the Stylish Palio and Punto..
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However good the Palio is, it is dated. Am sitting in shanghai. A good indication on how the indian market will develop and you see very few Palio's over here. If you do, they look rather dated
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That perla,verla....whoever looks like garbage to me.Its just toooo chinese/korean and there is nothing european about the design anymore.I hope this is a Chinese specific model only.Gimme the Grande Punto anyday
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The chinese Perla is just a facelift of the Mk.II Siena/Petra with the interior of the Mk.III Siena/Albea...

The D200 proyect is derived from the Grande Punto...

Here's some pics...




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hi guys ... is punto was a life saver for the whole fiat company in terms of the sales barometer ... I am waiting for its full report in the magazine ... heard that it also make a good rally car ... and wish to see Mr. Naren Kumar in it soon
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i think fiat getting itself a big makeover in the indian car scene in the past few months..hope it does good...
with the launch of the adventure already its hitting the markets with panache with people recognising its brand yet again...
the newest one to hit is the made-over fiat palio 1.3 diesel multijet engine model with over 70 bhp tat sounds pretty kewl....but one hitch is that its almost estimated to be just about the price range of 5.5 to 6 odd lacs...pretty high for it..wat say guys?
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Adventure is still sold and some TBHPians even wnet for it. The 1.3 engine's gonna be worth that money and hope the Punto comes at a nice price.
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ACI is reporting that the 1.3L Multi-jet in the Grande Punto will be technologically superior to what Maruti will have for the Swift. Looks like Fiat is keeping all the aces in it's pocket after all! From the way the article is structured, it's seems like Tata and GM (Aveo) will get the third generation multi-jet that will be made by Fiat.

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by the time the car begins production, will be upgraded with a raft of third-generation common rail technologies. This will make the motor superior to the 1.3 Fiat engine that will be manufactured by competitors like Maruti. The Grande Punto’s engine will not be assembled at Suzuki’s new plant in Manesar (near Delhi), but at a separate facility. The motor will be shared with General Motors and Tata as well.
Full Article here.

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The multijet would be used for the Swift but it would not be 70bhp.
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Fiat sales are up by 51%...numbers looks better in %age

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/11827.html

IMO...TATA-FIAT alliance is working

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September issue of ACI has a news on Punto. Apparently, Fiat is planning to launch Punto by the second half of 2007. The Punto in India will have a reduced length to meet the 4m mark for duty reductions to their 1.3 Multijet dsl version.

Fiat is also planning to launch the D200, which is the sedan version of Punto. Apparently, they are planning to launch it in the Corolla-Civic-Octi segment. The article is not clear on whether these two offerings will be launched at the same time.
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However good the Palio is, it is dated. Am sitting in shanghai. A good indication on how the indian market will develop and you see very few Palio's over here. If you do, they look rather dated
Only interiors are dated. Exterior look is still very fresh.
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