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Old 11th May 2009, 14:29   #586
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GP launch is confirmed on june 4rth according to reliable sources.May 13 would be despatches ram
I have started the countdown. Hope they won't call off.
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I am eagerly waiting for the launch too!

Does anyone know if the top end Punto has VGT (1.3 MJD with 90 BHP)?
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Does anyone know if the top end Punto has VGT (1.3 MJD with 90 BHP)?
This is one thing which nobody has answered in this thread yet.
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I am eagerly waiting for the launch too!

Does anyone know if the top end Punto has VGT (1.3 MJD with 90 BHP)?
AFAIK and according to the sales guy, it is the VGT
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YaahHHH!!!!!!!!!
Lets hope that news is true
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AFAIK and according to the sales guy, it is the VGT
Thanks for the information, did he share any info on the Launch Date ?
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AFAIK and according to the sales guy, it is the VGT
IT should be, Unless FIAT does something extraordinary with the gearbox(which they never), I think Grande can never compete with SWIFT DDiS/ VISTA even though it shares the same engine.

Since the MJD VGT is already in production, it is relatively easy for them to put in it Grande which share the mechanicals with Linea.
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you know: we should have insiders on our forum (maybe we do)

c'mon you guys hiding and watching this space, let it out - vgt-yes? 1.6-yes?
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IT should be, Unless FIAT does something extraordinary with the gearbox(which they never), I think Grande can never compete with SWIFT DDiS/ VISTA even though it shares the same engine.
Quite did not get this point. Can somebody please explain?
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I am in Germany, I saw Punto here on very first day. It looks different than linea and looks cool. I also encounter Panda, which are more in numbers than Punto.
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I am eagerly waiting for the launch too!

Does anyone know if the top end Punto has VGT (1.3 MJD with 90 BHP)?
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Thanks for the information, did he share any info on the Launch Date ?
The sales guy too follows TBHP. He has till date confirmed all the info posted here.
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Launch date would be june 4rth. GP have the VGT-conformed.Dealers meet is happening now in pune now and the dealers are having a go at the car NOW.The models available -active,dynamic,emotion,emotion pack.Tilt stearing is common for all models.The engine is the same as linea.It would definetly be a competition for the likes of i20 and ritz and to a certain extend swift also.Will it be a competetion to Dzire -there are some people who still believes dzire is a hatch pasted with a boot,and in that group there might be people who dont need a boot?

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Launch date would be june 4rth. GP have the VGT-conformed.Dealers meet is happening now in pune now and the dealers are having a go at the car NOW.The models available -active,dynamic,emotion,emotion pack.Tilt stearing is common for all models.The engine is the same as linea.It would definetly be a competition for the likes of i20 and ritz and to a certain extend swift also.Will it be a competetion to Dzire -there are some people who still believes dzire is a hatch pasted with a boot,and in that group there might be people who dont need a boot?

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Ram, you are the man! If this turns out to be correct, I owe a you a tipple or two. I just can't wait to get my hands on this. Definitely my next car (Emotion pack - if it is anywhere south of 6.75 lacs)!
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Ram , any confirmation/news about the pricing?
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Launch date would be june 4rth. GP have the VGT-conformed.Dealers meet is happening now in pune now and the dealers are having a go at the car NOW.The models available -active,dynamic,emotion,emotion pack.Tilt stearing is common for all models.The engine is the same as linea.It would definetly be a competition for the likes of i20 and ritz and to a certain extend swift also.Will it be a competetion to Dzire -there are some people who still believes dzire is a hatch pasted with a boot,and in that group there might be people who dont need a boot?

cheers,

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Fantastic!
But I don't quite agree with GP being a competition to Ritz. If we go by GTO's report on Ritz, it is in i10 league, priced below Swift. How can GP be a competition to Ritz then?
If people bought Dzire believing it is a hatch+boot, they would have bought Swift instead if they didn't need boot. So I don't think its a direct competition.

I think GP would compete against Swift, Getz, i20, Fabia and maybe Jazz

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