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Old 3rd April 2007, 15:12   #76
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In the end, it will all come down to their marketing.
Their only hope is niche marketing, specially of the 1.6.
The 1.6 will easily take on the swift and beat it too.
As for the Grande Punto, it would definitely be positioned a bit higher than the Palio so the Palio may not die down.
However, fiat has done a bad job with the new palio.
They should have launched the 1.3 JTD too.
That would have succeeded, even with the swift in the market.
Most of the buyers out here want a car with a good backseat and average. The 1.3 JTD would've provided that.
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I somehow fail to understand a comparison between a 1.3 Swift Petrol & Palio 1.6, they are not in same price range & nor in same cc range

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Most of the buyers out here want a car with a good backseat and average. The 1.3 JTD would've provided that.
How would the 1.3 JTD make a diff in rear seat ???
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Technocrat -
both are hot hatches and hence they are compared.
They do fall in the same price range too.

Also, i said that most owners in India wanted a car with a good backseat and a good average.
The 1.3JTD would have satisfied their thirst for FE and the Palio, their thirst for a good backseat and an amazing ride.
While the Swift may make more sense, most of the swift's i have seen are driver driven with the owners in the back seat.

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Hope Fiat will be a little faster in bringing new models. It will keep the competition healthy. But honestly, I don't see any point in new re-furbished Palio. Who will buy this ? The enthusiasts who like Palios already have one and I doubt Fiat will get new customers.
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How do you know that?
From the "Fiat PALIO user group".
Also its mentioned in PALIO 1.6 review by some t-bhp members.

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Hi All,

This link has the brochure of Stile both 1.1 & 1.6 uploaded

[COLOR=#333333]Picasa Web Albums - Manoj - Paliostile _ ...[/COLOR]
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[HTML]They should have launched the 1.3 JTD too.
[/HTML] ..atleast prospective customers would have queued up for test drives!!

Message on Fiat India's website...site to be launched on 04.04.07
Fiat India Pvt. Ltd.
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Hello! Great Photos. You can also check out more photos on Fiat Club India

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Hi All,

This link has the brochure of Stile both 1.1 & 1.6 uploaded

[COLOR=#333333]Picasa Web Albums - Manoj - Paliostile _ ...[/COLOR]
The brochure isnt very clear, any scanned copies you have?
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New Palio looks good one can see improvement by seeing the photos, we will know once we check out the car personally.

All the best Palio!

Ravi.
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off topic:this car is every school boys dream and is mine tooo.....................someday in future i will have a palio 1.6.............
on topic:the new model looks nice from the front , i think something more cud have been done to the backlight but its ok looks are secondary for this car..........the 1.1 will surely be a watch.lets see how fiat can bring itself to life.
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@moral, there are some who will not say a word when people 'jump around' about Maruti's cosmetic changes but will grab you by the neck if you even whisper 'Fiat'. Just let 'em be.

Six pages and 85 posts about a detuned car with new headlamps is not a "whisper", typeO.

Dont mind us - enjoy your day of glory.
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Six pages and 85 posts about a detuned car with new headlamps is not a "whisper", typeO.

Dont mind us - enjoy your day of glory.
Of these 87 posts.. 65% posts are ANTI fiat post( which makes the fiat whisper louder)... So its not Fiat lovers fault.
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Six pages and 85 posts about a detuned car with new headlamps is not a "whisper", typeO.

Dont mind us - enjoy your day of glory.
Nah. Still has long way to go. All new Baleno thread has 210+ posts and a certain Dicor thread has only 500 odd posts. So real long way to go :-)

Any way, that twin-beige color steering wheel sucks.
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If every now n then "all new" cars from TATA and M&M can attract such a response, why cant FIAT...

Cheers
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