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


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th January 2009, 17:14   #286
BHPian
 
crackingride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 267
Thanked: 13 Times
Default GP interiors

Quote:
Originally Posted by luky_13 View Post
Pune/mumbai Team-BHPians please try and click some pics of GP Interiors, even if it means hijacking the car... hold the driver at gun-point ... do something... just get some interior pics.
I do not seem to see any rear seat head restraints. That might be because of the pic quality, but it might also be because of the usual cost cutting! What do the others make of it?
crackingride is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 17:46   #287
Senior - BHPian
 
karanraheja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

@Crackingride- Its too early to comment on it . It might be the base version( Im saying this because of black coloured door handles & side mirrors). But yeah the pic below doesnt seem to have the rear head rests.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...t-gp-right.jpg
karanraheja is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 18:28   #288
BHPian
 
SilentEngine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mangalore-Bangalore
Posts: 917
Thanked: 119 Times
Default

check this out, from Fiat UK site
Seems similar.
Attached Thumbnails
Fiat Grande Punto. EDIT : Launch on 17th June!-punto.jpg  

SilentEngine is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 19:18   #289
BHPian
 
sharanramesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 168
Thanked: Once
Default

Finally we have some good looking hatches coming our way...
sharanramesh is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 20:20   #290
BHPian
 
maverickxx2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 183
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

One of my friend is working in FIAT - Ranjangaon plant and according to him, its going to be launched in April.

Price bracket would be 5-6.5 lacs. and ironically Punto will surely kill sales of its own sibling Palio MJD. As per inside info Palio MJD will be taken off the shelf after Punto's launch.
maverickxx2006 is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 20:37   #291
Senior - BHPian
 
anachronix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 3,250
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentEngine View Post
check this out, from Fiat UK site
Seems similar.
LHD version being featured on their UK website
anachronix is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 20:43   #292
BHPian
 
hotpursuit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 95
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronix View Post
LHD version being featured on their UK website
Nice catch there . Though it looks similar to Linea, I feel because of the segment it is in, it doesnt look dated (as compared to linea..Fiat lovers dont kill me for this ). If FIAL is able to price the way they priced the Linea, then i20 and Fabia can sure run for cover.
hotpursuit is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 21:10   #293
Senior - BHPian
 
deutscheafrikar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mumbai & Candolim
Posts: 1,155
Thanked: 316 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amit View Post
Nice catch. Looks like the GP project is going full steam ahead. Since you caught these cars on the expressway, can you tell us how well they were moving? .
Amit, thanks. The Zebras were doing 95 to 100 kmh...
deutscheafrikar is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 22:08   #294
Senior - BHPian
 
anachronix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 3,250
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default

This was quite a nice Fiat AD on UK Television. Engineered to entertain..

anachronix is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 22:12   #295
BHPian
 
luky_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 577
Thanked: 116 Times
Default

Not sure if the Car is engineered to entertain but the ad sure has entertained !
luky_13 is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 22:14   #296
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

awesome ad. I would certainly think about Fiat once after seeing it if I were immidiately looking for a car.
devarshi84 is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 22:56   #297
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: delhi
Posts: 53
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

All right so here i am with my novice review. Had driven the diesel on the 15th itself but i wanted to wait for the petrol so i could compare. Neways im not a diesel addict and would anyways buy a petrol hence wanted to wait fot the petrol test drive.

Now the comparison
DIESEL
-Silent is the word.
-Did not feel any turbolag but excuse my ignorance as it was the first time i was driving a diesel. For me the pick up was good and short gearing much to my likeness as i drive mostly in crowded areas and it did the job perfectly.
-Did revv it in the 3rd gear on an open stretch,then in 4th and then in 5th. SURELY it took off and i realized i was driving at 90km/h and the salesman was holding tight to his seat so applied brakes.
-Nice nippy breaks even though the car i drove dint have ABS
-dint change the gear till around 20km/h, kept her in 5th only and it dutifuly agreed had to shift down though to take the turn.
-GREAT is the word for driveability and comfort as i started from bad patches of okhla and took her to the road where the shooting range starts.
-All in all a satisfying drive even with the diesel.

PETROL
-This is what i was waiting for jumped into the driver seat and asked for the keys, The salesman pointed that it was already inserted so cranked it. NOTHING HAPPENED.Tried again STILL NOTHING. Smilingly the salesman told me the engine was already on. MY O MY was it silent. You bet there was no vibration or noise whatsover. And the safety feature did the trick (think its a FIAT trademark present in all vehicles). They had to give it for ignorant souls like me or to compensate for their beautiful silent engines.
-Started decently took the potholes amazingly still wanting for more.
-Took her to the same road leading to tughlaqabad fort. Stopped her,revved hard twice,thrice and let the clutch go. WOOOO MAN loved the screach and the sound. Revved till 4000rpm in the first dint feel sluggish at all and touched 40 in no time
-Revved again til 4000 in 2nd iwas on 65.Then i started behaving decently realizing some poor soul could end up buying the same vehicle ( not me obviously coz i am sold on flamengo red).
-One word for the petrol MAKHAN..butter smooth

So am i buying it.Well the cheque is already with the dealer booked flamengo red dynamic petrol. Now the worst part of the review. The wait period-4 to 5 weeks, but anything for this beauty.

And yes i delibirately left out the looks part. Lemme guess why..Simple. No words to describe it . Stunning,Gorgeous,Beautiful (these words are an insult to the beauty) hence lets create some words to describe it.

All comments welcome even negatives coz nothing can dither me now even it gives me 2km/l mileage i would be happy enough just to let it stand in front of my house and take it out to showoff at nights at panditji at Claridges for a paan (ANYONE?)
ntranced is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 23:05   #298
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

you talking about the Linea or the Grande Punto?
devarshi84 is offline  
Old 29th January 2009, 23:15   #299
Senior - BHPian
 
abhibh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Back in the HOOD near you!
Posts: 2,767
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

Hes talking about Linea. Booked the car already cant be PUNTO hehe.
abhibh is offline  
Old 30th January 2009, 20:14   #300
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

I am actually waiting for the Grande Punto to arrive. Need to decide between Fabia, I20 and Grande Punto.

Any other premium hatches coming this year?
devarshi84 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grande Punto Facelift: From baby Maserati to Punto Evo EDIT: Punto 'My Life' on pg.7 sushanthr77 The International Automotive Scene 167 25th November 2011 12:02
New Altis Launch 16th June !!! New Liva Launch 27th June camchennai The Indian Car Scene 218 24th June 2011 22:31
Fiat Grande Punto and the new Fiat Sedan; Tata-Fiat JV jkdas The Indian Car Scene 37 4th March 2009 17:01
Fiat to delay launch of Linea and Grande Punto ravi@64bhp The Indian Car Scene 199 24th November 2008 19:45
Fiat to launch Grande Punto in India turbofreak The Indian Car Scene 0 12th September 2006 10:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:32.

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