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Old 15th December 2006, 20:46   #31
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I believe they should leave the Palio alone looks wise, give it the 1.1 liter engine.

THe Sienna should get new ext as well as new interior so that it can compete effectively with NHC, Aveo etc.

Giving the same front look to both cars is not good for marketing.
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Old 16th December 2006, 00:06   #32
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I have driven the 1.1 L palio fire for almost a year and trust me, it is good...the pickup is much better than the palio 1.2..and ofcourse the sweet engine sound remains.... My only crib is that they left the interiors the same.... I think that kills the car even before launch...
unless they really have a (killer)x2 price tag...

I think the initial topic 'palio no more' is heading more and more into certainity....
In india ? As far as I know the 3 new gen. Petrol engines are 999 cc Fire in Uno , 1.2 & 1.6 , Where did u drive this ? and if you can post a more detailed report. We are really waiting to hear from you.
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Old 16th December 2006, 12:47   #33
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[quote=prakashc;338753]Hey - These are rumors..Fiat has invested heavily and their cars may be low on mileage but are ergonomically sound and very secure...

I would not agree to low on mileage comment. My 1.2 Liter consistently returns 11-12 kpl in Pune with 100 % A/C and about 17 kpl on the hiway (80-90 kph). The 1.6 L is about 10 kpl. I don't think that these figures are low.
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Old 17th December 2006, 00:58   #34
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My 1.2 Liter consistently returns 11-12 kpl in Pune with 100 % A/C and about 17 kpl on the hiway (80-90 kph). The 1.6 L is about 10 kpl. I don't think that these figures are low.
but public perception is, i again think the new fiat will be met with limited success.
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I saw the new Palio yesterday. And somehow, it seemed that it was struggling to keep up with....wait for it...an Estilo!
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I saw the new Palio yesterday. And somehow, it seemed that it was struggling to keep up with....wait for it...an Estilo!
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Very much possible with Palio's weight. Hopefully new Palio went through some weight reduction exercises, otherwise ???

I heard similar things about Siena 1.2, for a car weighing over a tonne 1.2L engine was a weak link.
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I saw the new Palio yesterday. And somehow, it seemed that it was struggling to keep up with....wait for it...an Estilo!
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Not surprising at all.
New Palio's engine is 1.1 L and so is Zen Estilo. Power to weight ratio of Estilo is more than Palio. So where is the doubt?
Infact, even the 1.2 L Palio was not a match for Maruti's 1.1 L engine.

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Too early to pass comments on the facelifted Palio with a new 1.1 Fire engine!

Letz wait for the launch and let one of us Test drive the Car and then pass judgements here!
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Too early to pass comments on the facelifted Palio with a new 1.1 Fire engine!

Letz wait for the launch and let one of us Test drive the Car and then pass judgements here!

The engine surely has to live up to its name ! It has to "fire" on all cylinders !
Otherwise it will make the big tank more sluggish !!
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F.I.R.E = Fully Integrated Robotised Engine, referes to the level of automation in the plant in Italy that builds it, probably not even valid if it were assembled in India.
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seems like its going to be 54 BHP/ 910 Kgs per Auto Car India with 9 KGM torque. Improvement in low rev torque for better city drive, sounds like Fiat is going the Tata way (http://www.autocarindia.com/new/Info...n.asp?id=1559), I wish this is not true...
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Why the hell are they not turbo charging the Diesel engine. Tata is charging 20k extra its turbo charge engine. Just imagine a turbo charge palio diesel with 90BHP costing only 20k more... it can do wonders to the sales...
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came back from vivek automobiles,delhi today after giving my siena for servicing.got to know that the 1.6 petrol engine will be discontinued in the palio but will be available in the grande punto when its launched.
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May be as per TATA-FIAT agreement Fiat is driven by what TATA says in Palio segment. Its like the soul of the vehicle is gone, only body left.
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came back from vivek automobiles,delhi today after giving my siena for servicing.got to know that the 1.6 petrol engine will be discontinued in the palio but will be available in the grande punto when its launched.
I got an E-mail from Fiat saying that Palio 1.6 will continue from the Ranjangaon plant.
They wouldnt tell if it would come in new avatar tho. I am only hoping we get this stonking motor in the same model which is sold in South America right now.
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