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Old 6th March 2007, 18:26   #1
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Smile Fiat too wants to develop a low cost car for India

A lot of global automakers have expressed their desire to make a low cost model which could sell in big numbers in emerging markets like India and China.

The latest to join that list is Fiat. Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has said in a statement that the company is currently considering building a low-cost car for Europe and Asian markets.

He said: “The car may have some roots in the Logan concept.”

Renault Logan has become a reference point for such a car. The company would be launching the Logan in India this year.

Marchionne added: “The issue is on the table, and how we develop that platform, where we make it, is being discussed now.” Interestingly, Fiat is already working on their Rs. 1 lakh car which is expected to be launched in the Indian market next year.


Fiat too wants to develop a low cost car for India
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Let's see how things show up in th future. But there is already a competitor in the Logan segment, i.e., Tata Indigo. So if such a new car is indeed develop, wouldn't it lead to internal rivalry between Tata and Fiat??
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win win situation for consumers who don't have much option in this segment.
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We can expect the car to come by atleast the next century if not latter.

Anyways didnot Fiat have a hand in making the Tata's 1 lac car??
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Yeah. Low cost car and A.S.S. to match. LOL
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Anyways didnot Fiat have a hand in making the Tata's 1 lac car??
Thats the car in question. They're also going to market that 1 lac car in Brazil

Fiat wont be doing any small car ventures in India by their own. It'll call for great A.S.S which is a stink they dont want to get into again

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Fiat wont be doing any small car ventures in India by their own.
Especially after the failure of previous models they had come out with i dont think FIAT will venture in India by their own .. They will play it safe with TATA marketing it..


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It'll call for great A.S.S which is a stink they dont want to get into again
This is where TATA comes in..

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Latest reports suggest that Fiat also wants to provide low cost spares and excellent service backup. Fiat also wants to beat Maruti, Hyundai and everybody else to become the no. 1 player in the Indian market. Fiat also wants to continue to dream and dream and dream. hahahahahaha
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Good one, Ha...ha.......ha......Phew thats a good joke after a long time .
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the joke might well be on those of us who are writing of FIAT, or have been doing so for the last three years or so.

But FIAT, seems to be like this persistent fly that just won't buzz off.

They might yet turn around, and well.
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Latest reports suggest that Fiat also wants to provide low cost spares and excellent service backup. Fiat also wants to beat Maruti, Hyundai and everybody else to become the no. 1 player in the Indian market.

Nothing wrong in dreaming actually. I once dreamt I'm the most handsome man in the world. That there's still some way to get there in real life doesnt perturb me.
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You are quite right. There is nothing wrong in dreaming. Unfortunately, to make those dreams come true, Fiat needs to 'WAKE UP'. Unless of course, they are dreaming while being wide awake. Reminds me of an old serial 'Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne'
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Gets me thinking are they going to launch the new palio in say 2010 when their value will be a Lac or so, since many people have seen testing going on and only testing going on and nothing else.
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fiat shd launch disposable cars. use it for 2 years and then junk it. then no a.s.s. will be needed.
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lot of word is being said about Fiat A.S.S here, but somehow an observation is that, some owners of Fiat cars that are not handled thru Tata-Fiat alliance are finding better A.S.S than they did 2 years ago. Maybe the low volumes but it is definitely better these days. Infact these Palio D and Petra owners are quite happy with their cars quality and the service provided. Not to mention the delight of using these cars (The petra 1.6, I mean)
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