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Old 8th May 2009, 12:03   #571
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Fiat's 1.2 petrol engine (safire) is duing duty in Indica Vista and users seem to be okay with the power it delivers. If GP is to use that engine the performance should not be below what the Vista Safire users are getting provided it is not significantly heavier. Does anybody have info about the weight of the GP (Petrol)?
Roughly the same as the Vista Safire ~ 1050 kgs, when I test drove the Safire, I think some rework on the gear ratios could help this car, hope Fiat would do something.
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Petra (old Sienna), Indigo, Fiesta and Ikon (Hatchbacks sold elsewhere) all have extended wheelbase as compared to their hatch versions. Linea went a step ahead and reskinned the other body panels too much like the ANHC (which again is derived from the upcoming Jazz).
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Punto is the most anticipated and popular car.
Guys! if you just go by the number of views this thread has got, it is the leading one with 70,000+ views followed by the Ritz with 43000+ views and Jazz trailing at the 3rd with just 37000+ views.
I just wish these views are turned in to sales.!
Again i would like to ask the same question (which was by the way unanswered last time)
Can TATA-FIAT A.S.S. handle the success of Grande Punto?
Comments please!
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Punto is the most anticipated and popular car.
Guys! if you just go by the number of views this thread has got, it is the leading one with 70,000+ views followed by the Ritz with 43000+ views and Jazz trailing at the 3rd with just 37000+ views.
I just wish these views are turned in to sales.!
Again i would like to ask the same question (which was by the way unanswered last time)
Can TATA-FIAT A.S.S. handle the success of Grande Punto?
Comments please!
This is a question that has been kindling in everyones mind, they might not be able to do justice to the A.S.S initially but i feel that eventually they will catch up because 'now' they have a genuine intent to make the product click. I have felt that 'intent' being a Linea owner.
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I m very much convinced with this car as of now but i have the same question which you have pointed out
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Can TATA-FIAT A.S.S. handle Grande Punto?
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the only problem is Fiat launching cars with under powered engines. I know the Indian tax structure is created to promote small cars with up to 1.2l engines and the similar tax structure for big cars with powerful engines but you have to draw a line somewhere.

I say this because I found the Linea very boring to drive. Its just too underpowered
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1st Grande Punto Rollout On 13th May Wednesday At Ranjangaon Plant!
Dealers Should Start Getting Consignments By Next Week!
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1st Grande Punto Rollout On 13th May Wednesday At Ranjangaon Plant!
Dealers Should Start Getting Consignments By Next Week!
Great News!!Can't wait!!!

When will be the official launch?
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This is great news...
So we all get to see the car on the road.
Any news about the engine options ( FGT or VGT ) for the diesel...
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1st Grande Punto Rollout On 13th May Wednesday At Ranjangaon Plant!
And they will publish a small photograph of the first Grande Punto on the assembly line in the business section of national newspapers?

Fiat is tight lipped as usual. Look how Maruti has a countdown website going for the Ritz. But May 13? Is Fiat trying to spring a surprise on Maruti by launching the car 2 days before the Ritz?

I honestly feel they should postpone the launch. May 13 is too close to Ritz's May 15 launch date. Fiat and the GP would be blown away by Maruti's blitzkrieg launch of the Ritz..
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Fiat and the GP would be blown away by Maruti's blitzkrieg launch of the Ritz..
I feel let GP face the Ritz blitkrieg. If its a good product it should stand its turf. Good advt. alone cannot sell average products for long.
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And they will publish a small photograph of the first Grande Punto on the assembly line in the business section of national newspapers?

I honestly feel they should postpone the launch. May 13 is too close to Ritz's May 15 launch date. Fiat and the GP would be blown away by Maruti's blitzkrieg launch of the Ritz..
Amit, since we know fiat is not so great interms of managing its website, PR etc, wouldnt it stand a better chance if the product coupled with a compettitive price tag do the talking if it were launched before the Ritz.

Am eagerly waiting for this one more than any other car for quite some time.
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the only problem is Fiat launching cars with under powered engines. I know the Indian tax structure is created to promote small cars with up to 1.2l engines and the similar tax structure for big cars with powerful engines but you have to draw a line somewhere.

I say this because I found the Linea very boring to drive. Its just too underpowered
I believe the new (proposed) tax structure does away the linkage with engine capacity -

So then, do we expect the 1.6 L powered version of the Grande Punto ?
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GP launch is confirmed on june 4rth according to reliable sources.May 13 would be despatches which Ritz has done almost 4 days back.Now the despatched ritz's would be half way down to the dealers.May 15th is the training for product heads in mumbai i believe.
@ schitre05 -If all those hits should be turned into sale i feel you have to buy atleast 10 puntos&10 ritz each.But keeping jokes apart,Fiat launche were always popular among enthusiats but sales never clicked due to no faults of the product.

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TRIMS
*ACTIVE1.2L PETROL/1.3MULTIJET
Power steering
-Front power windows
- Black door handles /ext
mirrors
- Immobilizer
Standard contents:
- Manual A/C
- Power steering
-Front power windows
- Black door handles /ext
mirrors
- Immobilizer
*DYNAMIC1.4 PETROL/MULTIJET DIESEL
Central door lock
- Front power windows
- Rear power windows
- Front fog lamps pre-kit
- Coloured central console/door
handles/gearbox frame
Standard contents:
- Central door lock
- Front power windows
- Rear power windows
- Front fog lamps pre-kit
- Coloured central console/door
handles/gearbox frame
*EMOTION1.4PETROL/MULTIJET DIESEL
Remote door lock
- Front fog lights
- ABS
- Radio CD + MP3
- Front grill painted
- Height adjust. Steering wheel
- Height adjust driver seat
- Split rear seat
- Body colour door handles / ext
mirrors
- Rear defogger / window wiper
- Height adj. safety belt
- Bicolour dashboard
- electric adjust mirrors
Standard contents:
- Remote door lock
- Front fog lights
- ABS
- Radio CD + MP3
- Front grill painted
- Height adjust. Steering wheel
- Height adjust driver seat
- Split rear seat
- Body colour door handles / ext
mirrors
- Rear defogger / window wiper
- Height adj. safety belt
- Bicolour dashboard
- electric adjust mirrors
*EMOTION PACK1.4 PETROL/MULTIJET
Automatic A/C
- Blue & Me with steering
controls
- Alloy wheels
- Front Airbags
- Leather steering wheel
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GP launch is confirmed on june 4rth according to reliable sources.
Both these are 95% to be correct. Fiat dealer in Bangalore going to Pune/mumbai for a meet 11-13th May. Cars will be available to dealers by this month end.

He confirms that Advance booking starting from 14th May

According the dealer prices are not been clarified yet.
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