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Old 24th December 2008, 03:01   #106
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Looking at the snaps, I certainly think that the GP has some length shaved off in the rear bumper. The rear bumper reminds me of the Indica vista in some ways. I am not sure of the front bumper design though.

I too second that. The rear bumper offset in spied punto is substantially less in angle and protrusion and a small visible difference which can be easily identified between the two.

The black one is Eoropean one and the one in white is the spied one.
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Hey Shine good observation there. This means the length shave off will result in good pricing ultimately.

though we will loose a lil bit of boot space.
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Hey Shine good observation there. This means the length shave off will result in good pricing ultimately.

though we will loose a lil bit of boot space.
Its only the rear bumper that would be shaped up to get the benefits!

Boot space would probably be by the global spec.
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Thats a good observation Shine.
The 4 m limit is like a holy grail for small car manufacturers. I'm glad Fiat took the initiative (or seems to have) to reduce the length of the GP to within the 4 m barrier.
Were you able to spot any differences in the front bumper as well?
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Good catch Shine! The bumper has been changed quite a bit actually. Even the rear hatch has less bulk than the euro GP. The hatch looks totally flat, just like an Indica. Have a look at the corners of the rear bumper here :-
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Agreed, yes the Punto does have the classier lines of the two, and it is a thoroughly well proportioned design. Then again, the spy pictures on this thread atleast look quite uninspiring. On the other hand the i20 is fresh from the oven. Its not necessarily a better design allround, but the overall stance is very aggressive and sporty, atleast it does look that way in pictures on the spy thread in the international auto section. If you compare what we've seen so far of the two here in India, I think the i20 promises to be a looker too.

If you notice, the Grande Punto has been on my list of obsessions since the time I joined this forum and there is a good reason for that. Just hope the Indian GP lives up to whatever I thought it would be like.
Dont tell me you are judging the looks by looking at the spy pic!

The trimmed bumper also means that the Punto will be priced very keenly.

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Dont tell me you are judging the looks by looking at the spy pic!

The trimmed bumper also means that the Punto will be priced very keenly.
Probably you are right. Its just not fair to compare the final product to a spy pic. But, the spy pics do give us a fair idea of the car's overall design. The car's rear profile has lost some of the chunkiness due to the tinkering done on the bumper and hatch door, probably the only reason why many of us thought there was something missing on the indian GP. In any case, its still a beautiful car.

On the i20, it is flashy, but definitely not over the top. I think it has good road presence. From the spy pics in India, the front grill is body coloured, which makes it look better and less flashy than the ones sold elsewhere with a chrome grill. Something like the blue one here
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As far as looks are concerned, I have to say GP is miles ahead of i20 (this coming from a definitive i20 buyer!). GP is just beautiful, stuff of dreams. i20 does not appear to exude any definite character. Its more like bits and pieces of Peugoet 207,Swift,i10 etc.

I just hate it that GP is from Fiat, a company that does not have same commitment to Indian market and Indian buyer as Hyundai has.

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Roms: The comparison what you have made is b/w a three and a five door GP, I guess thats the difference in the bumper there.

I would vouch for the GP any-day and we all know the fact that the testimony of Fiat's survival is credited to GP, so it should be a car worth every penny.

I haven't seen the i20 nor the GP in real
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I20 being a newer product, it will be better than G.punto. But Its lacks the fiat engine, so the mileage will be a concern.
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The Hyundai CRDi engines are no slouches when it comes to performance or economy.
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The Hyundai CRDi engines are no slouches when it comes to performance or economy.
Does the Hyundai CRDI verna engine give 15kmpl in city?
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Does the MJD equipped FIAT whip a Civic on the highway and still return 20KMPL?
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Does the MJD equipped FIAT whip a Civic on the highway and still return 20KMPL?
I asked a question to you. I have no idea about the Fiat and civic.


Again. Do you have any info about the mileage of verna crdi?
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I20 being a newer product, it will be better than G.punto. But Its lacks the fiat engine, so the mileage will be a concern.
Well thats not true. Newer isnt always better.
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