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Old 13th May 2009, 11:33   #646
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Additionally, if someone was looking for a decently powered diesel hatch with all safety features such as ABS and Airbags, Grande Punto will be the only hatch as of now. So, it is bound to sell.
[Edit:] Missed the Skoda Fabia, though a little costly and underpowered.
Well, Ritz will be here on May 15th!
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Sid, you gave a hope to Palio users and prospective Palio buyers

I hope Palio relaunches now with new interiors and with price cuts so both GP and Palio are placed in decent gap.

I'm anxiously waiting for your post on GP launch along with its exact price and tech specs!
I am also waiting eagerly for the updates from you Sidgo.

It was said by FIAT CEO that Palio would have its interior and exterior upgrades by the end of 2009. If they can upgrade the engine along with that to the newly launched 1.0 FIRE with 73 bhp, Palio will have some more buyers.
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Well, Ritz will be here on May 15th!

Yeah but Ritz will definitely have a long waiting list, GP will not
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Yeah but Ritz will definitely have a long waiting list, GP will not
How do you know that?
Actually, going by the Linea sales, the opposite may happen!
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Sidgo !!! here we wait for the first drive experience of yours.
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I guess comparing GP with Jazz makes sense rather than with Ritz
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How do you know that?
Actually, going by the Linea sales, the opposite may happen!

Because Ritz is in the volume segment and GP is in the premium segment.
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Because Ritz is in the volume segment and GP is in the premium segment.
In that case, we should not even compare these two. It is not a fair comparison. As many of us have suggested, the hatches that should be compared are i20, Jazz, GP, Fusion (if Ford does not discontinue it in a hurry), Polo, Fabia.
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In that case, we should not even compare these two. It is not a fair comparison. As many of us have suggested, the hatches that should be compared are i20, Jazz, GP, Fusion (if Ford does not discontinue it in a hurry), Polo, Fabia.

Actually I never compared these two cars, I don't know why I am being flamed at. May be I didn't make my point clear.
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Actually I never compared these two cars, I don't know why I am being flamed at. May be I didn't make my point clear.
In that case, I probably had misunderstood your post. Please accept my apologies and let us move on with the discussion.
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What is the latest news about the GP launch/rollout? I have been waiting from 10 am for updates from sidgo7.
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In that case, I probably had misunderstood your post. Please accept my apologies and let us move on with the discussion.
No problem Deepakhon.

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What is the latest news about the GP launch/rollout? I have been waiting from 10 am for updates from sidgo7.
Maybe Sid is enjoying the GP too much right now to care for a write up here.

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What is the latest news about the GP launch/rollout? I have been waiting from 10 am for updates from sidgo7.
You can count on him, check back around 8 pm or 9 pm and see!
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By the way, any idea where the launch is happening and what time?
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sidgo's update today will be one of the most anticipated post for many Team-Bhpians for quite some time.

@sidgo: Thanks for your scoop information on th eGP so far and hope we are pleasantly pleased today :-)
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