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Old 8th March 2017, 12:04   #16
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Fiat Punto rear seats can be tumbled and double folded - here is a pic I got from Team Bhp:

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Fiat Punto rear seats can be tumbled and double folded -
This feature is there in all their cars. Even my old Uno had tumbledown seats.

Coming back to the main topic, the oldest and cheapest car with a flatbed loading is the Maruti Omni. Remove the rear seat and you have an amazing loading bay. Well it lacks safety features and creature comforts but if you are looking for a cheap vehicle with a flat loading bay with private registration, nothing beats an Omni. The eeco comes in a close second.
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Length and width are almost always unknowns because journos don't check that. Whether your outsized item goes in or not is always a trial and error.
That's exactly why we can have the information here !
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Thanks for the updates here guys. This is definitely a feature that will factor my next purchase. Compact nuclear family of 4 here. So one of the key things that I would want on my next set of wheels would be flat beds so my kiddos,currently 7 & 4 can sleep comfortably on an all-night drive.
Yes, agree !

Maybe a bit OT but is there a similar thread discussing Hatchbacks/SUV with a 60:40 rear-seat split fold-down? I think it is a pretty useful feature when parents are travelling with a single kid (which is quite common these days) and have some extra luggage.

This was a deal-breaker for me while considering the Tata Tiago , which is otherwise a super VFM package.
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Thanks for this thread. I will add " flat bed" to the list of must haves features in my next vehicle...
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I think 'most' cars would be able to provide a flat bed. In my Alto, I can remove the seat-base and then flip over the seat-back to get a flat bed. IMO this should be possible in any car.
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Just a quick question. Where do the rear headrests go when folding the seat forward. The Cruze would have had a flat area if not for the protruding rear head rest. I can remove the headrest each time but are there vehicles that take into account the headreast too in this scenario.
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Maruti 800 and Alto have this facility. Here are shots of my K10

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That is one meter scale
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