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Old 15th January 2009, 11:26   #181
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My friends in Tata once told me (around 3-4 months back) that the GP project was running faster than even the Linea project! So things are moving quite fast @ Fiat - I think we can expect some action in the next 3-4 months. If ACI's quotes are true, we can hope for an early April 09 launch.
Let's keep fingers crossed, GP by or before April 2009 would be great!

Fiat cars are rather well built, and I am quite impressed by Linea as well. Hoping to see it in flesh soon!
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Guys looking at Linea Killer Pricing, what is ideal pricing for GP to compete with i20, Fabia, Swift etc.? Assuming similar variants as in Linea?
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Guys looking at Linea Killer Pricing, what is ideal pricing for GP to compete with i20, Fabia, Swift etc.? Assuming similar variants as in Linea?
My bet would be I10, RItz (Not yet launched), Swift, Uva and Getz range.
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I hope to see the GP launched with some very aggressive pricing just like the Linnea
I feel the petrol (1.2 or 1.4 FIRE) should start from the mid version of Palio MJD which is INR 5.2 - 5.4 Lacs OTR Blore (I'm not sure of the price), and the diesel should start from (1.3cc Mostly with 75 / 80 BHP) should be in 6.1 - 6.3 range OTR..Just me speculation here
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I hope to see the GP launched with some very aggressive pricing just like the Linnea
I feel the petrol (1.2 or 1.4 FIRE) should start from the mid version of Palio MJD which is INR 5.2 - 5.4 Lacs OTR Blore (I'm not sure of the price), and the diesel should start from (1.3cc Mostly with 75 / 80 BHP) should be in 6.1 - 6.3 range OTR..Just me speculation here

Linea has been launched in the current price with about 40% localisation. It seems that FIAT India is targeting a higher localisation for Punto which can bring down the price significantly. Also getting the price for Punto for any variant closer to 6.5 lakhs will cannibalize Linea which Fiat cannot afford. So I believe Grande Punto will be priced between 4.25 and 6.
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My bet would be I10, RItz (Not yet launched), Swift, Uva and Getz range.
I dont think i10 would come into the picture. Getz might be discontinued by then , so it has to be the i20 range.



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Linea has been launched in the current price with about 40% localisation. It seems that FIAT India is targeting a higher localisation for Punto which can bring down the price significantly. Also getting the price for Punto for any variant closer to 6.5 lakhs will cannibalize Linea which Fiat cannot afford. So I believe Grande Punto will be priced between 4.25 and 6.

FYI , Linea at present has 55% localisation which would touch 90% by end of 09. I think GP should be priced 40-50k above Swift. For eg we get the middle version of GP 1.3 MJD with decent features at 6 lacs on road , that would be a good option. This car has to be priced very well. If they price the diesel close or a lil above i20 petrol & Jazz petrol range they ll surely have a winner.
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This car has to be priced very well. If they price the diesel close or a lil above i20 petrol & Jazz petrol range they ll surely have a winner.
I agree - I am eagerly waiting for this one, and i it is priced around 6L to 6.5L on road with decent features, I will buy it right away! I am quite impressed with my cousin's Palio SDX in terms of driving & mileage; only disappointment is bland interior & lack of luxury features IMO.
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Linea has been launched in the current price with about 40% localisation. It seems that FIAT India is targeting a higher localisation for Punto which can bring down the price significantly. Also getting the price for Punto for any variant closer to 6.5 lakhs will cannibalize Linea which Fiat cannot afford. So I believe Grande Punto will be priced between 4.25 and 6.
From what I read in another thread, Fiat seems to have absorbed some cost of Linea. So we may not actually see the benefit when the localization increases to 90%.

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I hope to see the GP launched with some very aggressive pricing just like the Linnea
I feel the petrol (1.2 or 1.4 FIRE) should start from the mid version of Palio MJD which is INR 5.2 - 5.4 Lacs OTR Blore (I'm not sure of the price), and the diesel should start from (1.3cc Mostly with 75 / 80 BHP) should be in 6.1 - 6.3 range OTR..Just me speculation here
It will be interesting to see what petrol engines they offer. I hope they launch 1.2 AND 1.4 and not just 1.2 for excise benefits.
Diesel engine I expect it to be same as the Lineas 1.3 VGT variant

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Well GP will definately compete with both i20 and i30. Has anyone seen i30 yet? Amazing car it is. Lets hope for early launch then only i20 prices can be kept at Bay. I wonder what will happen to swift?
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Well GP will definately compete with both i20 and i30. Has anyone seen i30 yet? Amazing car it is. Lets hope for early launch then only i20 prices can be kept at Bay. I wonder what will happen to swift?
i30 looks awesome. But i dont think we ll get it here soon. If it comes it ll mostly come in sedan version i think. I dont think GP will be pitted against Swift anyways!!!

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Swift will undergo a facelift soon. US is getting the Next gen Swift next year so it ll hit our shores too by then.
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i30 looks awesome. But i dont think we ll get it here soon. If it comes it ll mostly come in sedan version i think. I dont think GP will be pitted against Swift anyways!!!

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Swift will undergo a facelift soon. US is getting the Next gen Swift next year so it ll hit our shores too by then.
Next year as in 2010 ? That isnt really "soon" Karan

i30 is a different segment I guess.
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From what I heard (Hyundai salesperson), i30 will be brought as a sedan in India. This is all set to replace the Elantra (or sell alongside it, depending on Hyundai's strategy). It just suffices to say that i30 sedan is the new Elantra. It is one beautiful looking car nevertheless.
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Linea has been launched in the current price with about 40% localisation. It seems that FIAT India is targeting a higher localisation for Punto which can bring down the price significantly. Also getting the price for Punto for any variant closer to 6.5 lakhs will cannibalize Linea which Fiat cannot afford. So I believe Grande Punto will be priced between 4.25 and 6.
If they launch the GP @ the price you are speculating, it would be a killer car for most of the 120's, the swift's, the getz..
I hope they do launch it by June 2009
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From what I heard (Hyundai salesperson), i30 will be brought as a sedan in India. This is all set to replace the Elantra (or sell alongside it, depending on Hyundai's strategy). It just suffices to say that i30 sedan is the new Elantra. It is one beautiful looking car nevertheless.
Any pics for that available yet?
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Any pics for that available yet?
i30 is launched in Europe since more than a year I guess. A google search for i30 will show up a lot of pics.

In fact, if I remember correctly, i30 was the first in the "i" series that was launched by Hyundai.
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