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Old 23rd January 2009, 20:00   #256
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Punto will be priced higher than Vista, so shouldn't really be a problem there.
+1 to that. Since they will be sold from the same showroom, Tata would ensure that the GP doesnt cannibalise the Vista's sales.

Tushky, great snaps, almost makes me feel like driving down to Pune and having a look myself.
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cant wait for the gp

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Definitely Punto will be a super hatch that'll be launched soon.

But still did'nt get why is xylo getting mentioned and bashed in every thread possible.

I am out of words,

1) You discuss a Linea thread, we see xylo getting bashed.
2) You discuss the Indicruze, we see xylo getting bashed.
3) You discuss Grande Punto, we again see xylo getting bashed.
4) You discuss Sumo Grande, we still see xylo getting bashed.
5) You discuss Scorpio, we continue seeing xylo getting bashed.
6) You discuss ANHC, we see xylo getting bashed.
7) You discuss Innova, we see xylo getting bashed.
8) You discuss on Safari Thread, xylo gets bashed again.
9) You discuss a classic or a vintage car, xylo gets bashed.
10) Finally during Xylo discussion thread, again it gets bashed

I request all members to stop being so aggressive, spare the MUV which was trying to become a Super Sedan
xylo is like ghar ki daal, who claims to be chicken. all of us bash it because it is not chicken (read innova, or a sedan).
but all of us know that we will go home and eat ghar ki daal and sleep, due to our budge constraints.
its time that our ghar ki daal gets over the identity crisis.
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In the first picture posted by Tushky the GP looks HUGE. Maybe it's the angle but going by Linea dimensions which is based on the Punto, it's safe to assume that the car will give that big car feel. Grande Punto is definately on my radar. I just hope Fiat gives it a 1.6L MJD and 1.4L T-Jet petrol engines with a 6 speed M/T by 2010.
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Wow. Nice pics. And the car looks smashing!

Please Fiat, please come out with a performance variant in the Grande Punto.

My wishist: Grande Punto Emotion+ 1.6L 120bhp MJD 6 speed M/T and 1.4L T-JET 150bhp 6 speed M/T. Side skirts with bumper spoilers, 16 or 17 inch alloys, sunroof, leather interiors with red stitching on steering and gear knob. Willing to pay Linea MJD Emotion variant prices for it.
Amen, I'm no#2 in the waiting list! Please, Fiat please make this happen...
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Slightly OT!

Aren't we all missing Sidindica with his ground breaking scoops?
or is it too early to expect considering the expected launch date?

By the way, Punto is a fantastic hatch and is the only genuine competitor to VW hatches (synonymous to Maruti 800/Altos in India) in Switzerland (don't know about the rest of EU).
wait.. maybe it pays..
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^^ wow ... rear looks awesome

time to do some savings
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Sidindica, is the brochure for Indian PUNTO?
6 gears! as per the last picture. definitely a powerful engine for this one

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Sidindica, is the brochure for Indian PUNTO?
6 gears! as per the last picture. definitely a powerful engine for this one
If I am right that is Australian version, I have a pdf file of the same brochure.
1.3 MJD 90 bhp comes with 6 speed gearbox there.

Will the Indian Punto come with 6 speed? No one will be complaining I guess

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My wishist: Grande Punto Emotion+ 1.6L 120bhp MJD 6 speed M/T and 1.4L T-JET 150bhp 6 speed M/T. Side skirts with bumper spoilers, 16 or 17 inch alloys, sunroof, leather interiors with red stitching on steering and gear knob. Willing to pay Linea MJD Emotion variant prices for it.
My above wish list remains. If Fiat gives us the car with the above features, I'll buy it without blinking! And I'll take one in red .
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just wanted to tease, that is a dutch brochure of both the 3-door and 5 door punto which i have for some time now.
maybe indian market will get the similar specced up version as the linea.
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I Have been holding up for a Hot hatch since a few years actually. Fiat messed up with 1.6 bit time. bad gearshift and taller suspension killed the otherwise good car.

Now I am waiting for something better. Hope the companies address this niche market while churning out Fuel efficient cars. I hope Fiat gives a good engine atleast as an option on this one.
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Default GP interiors

just saw few interior snaps of GP in a ukrainian site...most of the interior parts resemble linea
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I think both are based on the same platform. So the resemblance of the interiors is pretty normal. Just like the old Indica and Indigo.
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I think both are based on the same platform. So the resemblance of the interiors is pretty normal. Just like the old Indica and Indigo.

There is a point. If Fiat can bring Punto with the same trim levels as Linea, I think it will have the best interiors among the hatches. And being less than 4m in length, it will get the tax concessions too. I hope Punto will be the best VFM in its segment.

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