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Old 13th May 2009, 18:40   #676
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That link says thanks to sidgo from teambhp, so its nothing new its a copy from here
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Old 13th May 2009, 21:16   #677
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SORRY GUYS FOR THE LATE REPLY!JUST CAME BACK FROM THE RANJANGAON PLANT!
OK SO LETS GET DOWN TO IT!
ENGINE OPTIONS
1.3 MULTIJET FGT 75PS
1.4 FIRE 90PS
1.2 FIRE 68PS



SERVICE AND AFTER SALES
15000KM SERVICE INTERVAL
OIL CHANGE AT 30000KM
WARRANTY 2 YEARS/80000K
spare parts cost very close to swift and cheaper than others
{just an example-cost of petrol fuel filter is 226 at mrp wereas same for swift is 407 mrp}

COLOURS AND TRIM LEVELS SAME AS MENTIONED BEFORE


NOW FOR THE DRIVE
FIRST DROVE THE MULTIJET AND AS EXPECTED STREAMLINED DELIVERY OF POWER WITH MINIMAL LAG!NO ROOM FOR IT TO BE CALLED UNDERPOWERED!RUSH OF TORQUE IS TO BE EXPERIENCED!I THINK FIAT HAS GOT THE TUNING PERFECT!I FEEL VGT WASNT REQUIRED AT ALL!FGT MORE THAN DOES THE JOB!

PETROL IS 1.4 90PS AND DEFINITELY APTLY POWERED!TORQUE AT 114NM.
CREAMY SMOOTH IT WAS AND WILL BE PERFECT FOR CITY AS WELL AS HIGHWAY CRUISING!NO ISSUES OF 2ND GEAR RATIO AND PICK UP!

DIDNT DRIVE 1.2L SO CANT COMMENT ON IT!

RIDE QUALITY
cornering and handling is what impressed most!no roll and feels planted.
15" 195/60 i.e same as linea
braking very neat!
PASSENGERS AT THE BACK SEAT ESPECIALLY RAVED ABOUT THE RIDE AND COMFORT!

INTERIORS
DUAL TONE INTERIORS OF BLACK AND GRAY COLOUR!
SIMILAR IN AESTHETICS TO LINEA EXCEPT THE BEIGE COLOR!
REAR LEG ROOM WAS DEFINITELY ADEQUATE AND MORE THAN CLASS LEADING CARS!
THOUGH I HAVE TO ADD VISTA HAS NO COMPETITION IN THIS DEPARTMENT!
BOOT IS HUGE THOUGH!COULDNT GET EXACT VOLUME BUT SHOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE TO PALIOS AT 260L!

EXTERIOR
DROOL IS WAT I WILL SAY!FRONT IS EYECATCHING WITH SORT OF SPEAR SHAPED HEAPLAMP CLUSTERS!TRADE MARK CHROME GRILL ADDS TO IT!SIDE PROFILE IS DEFINITELY SIMILAR TO THE BRAVO AND FRONT END LOOKS THE SAME AS LINEA IF VIEWED FRM SIDE!WHAT TAKES THE PIECE OF CAKE IS THE VERTICAL EDGED TAIL LAMP CLUSTER AND THE BUMPER!I GUESS YOU CANT GET SUBJECTIVE ON THIS!

all in all a pleasure to drive and the reason for this late post is exactly that!couldnt stop taking the beauty round the test tracks!

ALL SAID AND DONE IT COMES DOWN TO THE PRICING!
EXACT PRICES TO BE REVEALED ON NATIONAL LAUNCH ON 17TH IN NEW DELHI!BUT DEFINITELY WILL BE AGGRESSIVE AND COMPETITION BREAKING THAT I CAN ASSURE YOU!

IM NOT A EXPERT IN TESTING CARS SO THE REVIEW MAY NOT BE TECHNICALLY RICH BUT NEVERTHELESS I AM SURE FIAT WILL GET NO COMPLAINTS THIS TIME!NO U[underpowred] WORD THIS TIME!


FINALLY TRUE POTENTIAL WILL BE CERTIFIED BY ALL THE EXPERTS OUT THERE BUT JUST GAVE ALL OF YOU A TRAILER OF WAT TO EXPECT!EXCUSE ME IF I HAVE GONE OVERBOARD ON PRAISING IT!BUT ITS WORTH IT!
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Nice details Sidgo7. Now wating for the price.
Wish Fiat had given the option 1.3 Multijet VGT too.
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Hey sid you said the national launch is on 17th but is it may or june kindly mention it and thanks for the news.The good news is beige is out and grey is in.
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This is wonderful news .And thanks a lot .I have been waiting to read this for the whole day.Hope This does FIAT an awesome job in competing with the likes of JAZZ , I20 , Swift.I am certainly planning to buy a FIAT GP .
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ENGINE OPTIONS
1.3 MULTIJET FGT 75PS
That's a downer! After making us dream about the VGT, FIAT! How could you do this to us? The pricing better be right. Did you say 17th May as the national launch?

Maybe, I will try and make it up with the Pete's.

Thanks for the inside info, sidgo7. Appreciate it.
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AWESOME! You rock! Thanks for the insight sidgo7! Can't wait for launch day now!

EDIT: Just re-read it. 17th May launch!? Wow I better arrange for finances quick!

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Hey sid you said the national launch is on 17th but is it may or june kindly mention it and thanks for the news.The good news is beige is out and grey is in.
IM SORRY I OMITTED IT!
LAUNCH IS ON JUNE 17TH!just a little more wait!
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I have a feeling it will be priced very close to swift.
thanks for update SID.
What colors are available?
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Hi All,

Got some news about Punto:

Fiat Grand Punto will be formally launched in the first week of June

The Grande Punto will come in three variants, Active, Dynamic and Emotion. The Emotion variant will also come with the optional Emotion Pack which will have Fiat’s Blue & Me with steering mounted controls , Alloy Wheels, Front AirBag.

The Active variant will come with the 1.2 Litre Petrol engine while the higher end variants Dynamic and Emotion will come with Linea’s 1.4 Litre petrol engine.

The diesel engine will have 1.3 Litre Multijet which has set new standards for performance and economy.


Petrol: 4.5 - 6.0 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Est.
Diesel: 5.25 - 6.5 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Est.


Active
1.2 L Petrol/1.3 Multijet
Manual A/C
Immobilizer
Tilt Steering
Black door handles and external rear view mirrors.
Power Steering
Front Power Windows

Dynamic
1.4 L Petrol/ 1.3 Multijet Diesel
Adds to Active Trim
Front and Rear Power Windows
Front Fog Lamps
Dual tone central console/door handles
Central Locking

Emotion
1.4 L Petrol/ 1.3 Multijet Diesel
Adds to Dynamic Trim
Split Rear Seat
Front Grille Painted in BOdy Color
Rear De-Fogger + Wash & Wipe
Electrically Adjustable OVRM’s
Bi-Color Dashboard
Remote Door Lock
ABs
Radio MP3 + CD Player
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Emotion Pack (Optional)

Automatic Climate Control
Front AirBags
Leather Steering Wheel
Fiat’s Blue & Me with Steering Mounted Controls
Alloy Wheels

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Sidgo thanks for the review.Looks like a winner for me.

But June 17th
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I have a feeling it will be priced very close to swift.
thanks for update SID.
What colors are available?
medium gray
minimal gray
bossa nova white
hip hop black
solid red
blue metallic[this one is fabulous]

I AM VERY SURE national launch is on 17TH JUNE!


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Damn! You just gave me a rush with May 17th man! So playing the wait game again :(
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Is the FGT more fuel-efficient than the VGT? i am just trying to look at the positive side. otherwise, the FGT will be a disappointment.
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