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Old 29th May 2009, 12:10   #976
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3. Grande -- tushky confirmed that grande lowest spec brought in to get taxi and car operators a better looking sumo. the interiors could be revamped for all higher spec models to take the battle to the xylo . Exteriors have been well received and could remain as is. They want to make this the flagship MUV model before more competition arrives.
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can we move this portion to the Sumo Grande thread please?

KP, by interiors do you mean the seats or the dashboard as well? That is the biggest sore point in the Grande. And yeah, the oddly shaped door locks which appear to be broken if the door is unlocked
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yes its drifting to OT
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My brother-in-law is due for a new car and he has developed some Palio-lust after getting to drive and to travel in my MJD. His position in job allows him a car of higher budget but he does not want a sedan. We fianlly decided on GP diesel.

After my recent bad experience with braking it was also decided that ABS is a must. Will the Dynamic Pack come with ABS and is a radio/cd standard with Dynamic Pack? We both think that many of the features of the Emotion Pack (in Linea) are overkill for our typical use.
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Old 29th May 2009, 12:56   #979
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OT: I saw one at Concorde when I was there last week, the SA told me that it was the 3 litre DI turbo from the Sumo, I did see the lump but could not see the nomenclature as in 483, 475 etc. So I dont know if it was the 2.0l or 3.0l.

Did the one you saw have black matt bumpers ?
saw 2 of them today on the way to work and my neighbour confirmed they were driving with him to work it would have the old 3 litre DI engine, basic interiors and black matt bumpers. They are being demoed to all sales guys and teams of dealers sales reps for pune
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A request to Mods:

can we move this portion to the Sumo Grande thread please?

KP, by interiors do you mean the seats or the dashboard as well? That is the biggest sore point in the Grande. And yeah, the oddly shaped door locks which appear to be broken if the door is unlocked
expect more changes on the dashboard and doors than the seats. they are also thinking of something on lines of ddas as in xylo

and yes Mods -- as amtak said this discussion is OT in a GP thread.
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1. GP -- 9th or 10th June tentative date. They know that Jazz is going to hog all the limelight and are worried @ going head on for eyeball space and mindspace. The H badge can ask for a premium no fiat-tata hence they worry. The performance of all engines will be detuned to make it look a tad lower in performance than the linea. this is true for petrol versions. diesels would remain as is
De-tuning the petrol is sad news. Wonder why they would do that. People who buy the 1.4 want more power, not less. We would have settled for the 1.2 if we wanted less power.

If the diesel engine remains the same, does this mean it will have the VGT?

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I gave a cheque of 1.5 lacs to asl motors jamshedpur and they have promissed me the first piece of punto in town.I would be getting he white diesel emotion pack.


Now that's a true Fiat believer.
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it adorns the homepage here Fiat Grande Punto
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Can someone post a pic here?
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Have a look at all generations of the Punto. I've driven the MkI. The MkII is much better. The MkII facelift is sold alongside the Grande Punto. The first 3 versions were Punto and not Grande Punto. I wish they would launch the 3 door version in India.
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After my recent bad experience with braking it was also decided that ABS is a must. Will the Dynamic Pack come with ABS and is a radio/cd standard with Dynamic Pack? We both think that many of the features of the Emotion Pack (in Linea) are overkill for our typical use.

dear tortoisenhare, GP does not come with dynamic pack. you have to go with emotion.
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well if they can detune the engine for the petrol just to keep things interesting for Linea.
Then i think it is hopeless to expect VGT in GP
I think its FGT for GP then.
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There is no point in speculation , the launch in not far away.
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Have a look at all generations of the Punto. I've driven the MkI. The MkII is much better. The MkII facelift is sold alongside the Grande Punto. The first 3 versions were Punto and not Grande Punto. I wish they would launch the 3 door version in India.
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I liked the blue punto. Can't they launch it as the Uno in India?
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well if they can detune the engine for the petrol just to keep things interesting for Linea.
Then i think it is hopeless to expect VGT in GP
I think its FGT for GP then.
It's already a confirmed news that GP is only coming in FGT - Fiat CEO Rajeev Kapoor himself confirmed it. I am looking forward to it though.
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Have a look at all generations of the Punto. I've driven the MkI. The MkII is much better. The MkII facelift is sold alongside the Grande Punto. The first 3 versions were Punto and not Grande Punto. I wish they would launch the 3 door version in India.
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nice. i have seen all of them in real. the 2nd and 3rd generation punto very much look like Tata Indica from Rear.
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