Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th January 2007, 13:33   #61
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Hyd
Posts: 1,235
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sreenivass View Post
It looks more SUV than a wagon to me, may be some kind of a cross over between wagon and SUV..
You took the words out of my head. The first word came into my mind is a cross-over. (Subaru Outback came into my mind). May be the fiat also come with a 4WD option for this beauty.
kkr2k2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2007, 13:46   #62
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Faridabad/Delhi
Posts: 1,594
Thanked: 439 Times
Default

This is the current shape of the Adventure as sold in Brazil, South Africa, etc. It comes fitted with a 1.8 litre 120 BHP engine there. It carries over the Palio facelifts and a few others specific to Adventure alone.

Frankly, I find the older shape of Adventure (as currently sold in India) better and more macho. The new shape is more car-like. Does not feature a bull bar either.

Last edited by directinjection : 9th January 2007 at 13:47.
directinjection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2007, 13:56   #63
BHPian
 
sreenivass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bangalore India
Posts: 872
Thanked: 6 Times
Default May be the missing bull bar

Quote:
Originally Posted by directinjection View Post
This is the current shape of the Adventure as sold in Brazil, South Africa, etc. It comes fitted with a 1.8 litre 120 BHP engine there. It carries over the Palio facelifts and a few others specific to Adventure alone.

Frankly, I find the older shape of Adventure (as currently sold in India) better and more macho. The new shape is more car-like. Does not feature a bull bar either.
It may be the missing bull bar that adds a lil bit of feminity to it, if I may call it so.

I'd still love the 120 BHP 1.8L engine on it. Would it make this handsome fastest to reach 0->100 KMPH ?
sreenivass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2007, 14:44   #64
BHPian
 
kvish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 598
Thanked: 135 Times
Default

I think the one released in Brazil comes with 1.8L Flex engine...it runs both on ethanol and petrol... (no diesel cars in Brazil)
kvish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2007, 17:18   #65
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Hyd
Posts: 1,235
Thanked: 23 Times
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kvish View Post
I think the one released in Brazil comes with 1.8L Flex engine...it runs both on ethanol and petrol... (no diesel cars in Brazil)
OT: love to see ethnol cars here in india, that would be a major boost to indian economy and the sugarcane industry.
kkr2k2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2007, 01:43   #66
BHPian
 
roms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 640
Thanked: 22 Times
Default Turkish Palios

This is the Palio currently being sold in Turkey.

http://www.fiatforum.com/attachment....1&d=1168373237

http://www.fiatforum.com/attachment....4&d=1168373237


So whats the big deal eh? Its the same old Palio we've known since the past 6 six years.Wrong!Well atleast half wrong!

Because this is the surprising bit ---

http://www.fiatforum.com/attachment....2&d=1168373237

http://www.fiatforum.com/attachment....3&d=1168373237

.Wow!! Fiat is actually selling the Palio with the current one's rear and the new one's front.That was probably to reduce costs.Or did they do it on purpose since the new Palio's rear isn't as appealing as the old one?
Hmm,whatever the reasons,it looks perfect to me this way.

I think Fiat India should have done the same...they should have given just the front a face lift,and instead of giving it an uninspiring rear,they should've investing the moolah in upgrading the interiors.Bah,what a waste.Have they done anything right in the past anyways?

Last edited by roms : 12th January 2007 at 01:49.
roms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2007, 07:51   #67
Senior - BHPian
 
ashutoshb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NOIDA
Posts: 1,102
Thanked: 629 Times
Default But I want this!!

Even though i don't think FIAT will launch it in India...but replacing it with the 1.6 won't be a bad decision in any way.
This is the Fiat Palio 1.8R, currently available in Brazil only.

And the best thing...Engine: 1.8 L with 8 and 16-valve versions, derived from the "Torque" 1.6 L 16-valve engine. Power outputs 121 and 134ps.



ashutoshb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2007, 10:20   #68
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 628
Thanked: 132 Times
Default

God knows when is Fiat planning to launch the new Palio. Jan is half over and no news as yet. These guys will never learn
Palio_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2007, 10:53   #69
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,974
Thanked: 16,767 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashutoshb View Post
Even though i don't think FIAT will launch it in India...but replacing it with the 1.6 won't be a bad decision in any way.
This is the Fiat Palio 1.8R, currently available in Brazil only.

And the best thing...Engine: 1.8 L with 8 and 16-valve versions, derived from the "Torque" 1.6 L 16-valve engine. Power outputs 121 and 134ps.


Imagine the torque and power a tuned palio like that would have... Would blow the rest of the lot, even segments above...
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2007, 23:25   #70
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,974
Thanked: 16,767 Times
Default

guys,

Is the Palio 1.6 available???

What is the on-road price??? Are there any discounts???
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2007, 11:54   #71
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 628
Thanked: 132 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
guys,

Is the Palio 1.6 available???

What is the on-road price??? Are there any discounts???
Only if the dealer is carrying some existing stocks. I heard that they have discontinued the 1.6 L as of now.
Palio_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2007, 20:47   #72
Senior - BHPian
 
rahul_intlad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,577
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Got call from Fortune Cares Mumbai that Palio 1.6 Sport will be available from Jan 15th onward.(Had enquired earlier for 1.6 when discounts were on, but stock got over). Colours other than Red & Yellow also will be available.
What are the latest updates...
rahul_intlad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th January 2007, 10:38   #73
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 628
Thanked: 132 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cartech View Post
Got call from Fortune Cares Mumbai that Palio 1.6 Sport will be available from Jan 15th onward.(Had enquired earlier for 1.6 when discounts were on, but stock got over). Colours other than Red & Yellow also will be available. Can some one confirm this or they are trying to sell old stock?
Will it be available as the new look or they would be using the older body shells? Can you check please...
Palio_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Engine options coming for C-Class. .anshuman The Indian Car Scene 2 14th May 2010 10:40
Fiat Grande Punto and the new Fiat Sedan; Tata-Fiat JV jkdas The Indian Car Scene 37 4th March 2009 17:01
new T branded sedan-4 engine options sidindica The Indian Car Scene 80 11th February 2009 09:15
Audi A6 facelift, S6 facelift, 580 bhp RS6 SEDAN unveiled sidindica The International Automotive Scene 8 12th August 2008 16:37
engine options for fiat uno harry2223 Technical Stuff 6 1st March 2008 16:27


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 02:25.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks