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Old 11th June 2009, 11:55   #1261
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Loved the website and the tag line. Its funky and cool, hope the car lives upto its image in India having delivered a sterling performance the world over. I hope there are not let downs this time around from Fiat.
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wow .. the website is sure funky. looks like its more targeted towards the younger generation! booked a TD - I hope I get a response!
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Hiren, the torque availability is more, and that too at a lower RPM - the 1.4 will be a good engine no doubt..
I hope thats the case reppy, fingers crossed!
17th cant' come soon enough
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Thats what positioning is all about -- the target market for Linea is a middle aged greying balding,paunchy gentleman like me , where as the Punto is for someone @ a decade older than me
you mean younger sir!
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Thumbs up Fiat Grande Punto 16 Valve Multijet 120 BHP

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May be a 120 bhp hatch for the enthusiast.
Don't tell, we end up with 75 bhp and a heart attack.

I wish if this was here
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some pieces of puzzle put together:

DIESEL: NO VGT.

engines:

1.2 petrol, 4 cylinder, 8V SOHC, 69bhp
1.4 petrol, 4 cylinder, 16V DOHC, 90 ps
1.3 MJD, FIXED GEOMETRY TURBOCHARGER, 4 cylinder, 16V DOHC, 76 ps@4000 rpm, 197 Nm torque@1750 rpm

varients

active (1.2, 1.4, 1.3 MJD)
Dynamic (1.4, 1.3 MJD)
Emotion (1.4, 1.3 MJD)
Emotion pack (1.4, 1.3 MJD)

colours: (same as told by sidgo7)

bossa nova white
medium grey
minimal grey
hip hop black
blood red
2 shades of blue

service intervals at every 15,000 kms
oil change at every 30,000 kms since a synthetic oil will be used.
Cost of oil change-Rs. 2500 approx.

rest of the puzzle will be solved tomorrow.

tyre size: 185/70 R14 tubeless (active, dynamic,emotion) with wheel cover.*
196/60 R15 (emotion pack) with alloys.*

* will be confirmed tomorrow.

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some pieces of puzzle put together:

DIESEL: NO VGT. - this was expected wasn't it?

engines:

1.2 petrol, 4 cylinder, 8V SOHC, 69bhp - 69 is way too less for a large hatch liek GP
1.4 petrol, 4 cylinder, 16V DOHC, 90 ps
1.3 MJD, FIXED GEOMETRY TURBOCHARGER, 4 cylinder, 16V DOHC, 76 ps@4000 rpm, 197 Nm torque@1750 rpm

varients

active (1.2, 1.4, 1.3 MJD)
Dynamic (1.4, 1.3 MJD)
Emotion (1.4, 1.3 MJD)
Emotion pack (1.4, 1.3 MJD)

colours: (same as told by sidgo7)

bossa nova white
medium grey
minimal grey
hip hop black
blood red - What about formula red?
2 shades of blue

service intervals at every 15,000 kms

oil change at every 30,000 kms since a synthetic oil will be used.
- are you sure?

Cost of oil change-Rs. 2500 approx.

rest of the puzzle will be solved tomorrow.

tyre size: 185/70 R14 tubeless (active, dynamic,emotion) with wheel cover.*
196/60 R15 (emotion pack) with alloys.*

* will be confirmed tomorrow.

Way to go sid some confimation atlast
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1.3 MJD, FIXED GEOMETRY TURBOCHARGER, 4 cylinder, 16V DOHC, 76 ps@4000 rpm, 197 Nm torque@1750 rpm
Now thats what I am talking about!! 1ps and 7 Nm more than all others with the same engine
The engine did feel a lil different when I had started it up!

Sid, thanks for the specs. U have managed to put a huge grin on my face

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Thanks SID. FGT was already confirmed by me almost 2 weeks ago when I received mail from CEO of Fiat. I am little disappointed by interior pics someone posted here, so eagerly awaiting interior pics of E+ variant. I hope Fiat makes it more upmarket & appealing. Linea's white console was much more appealing. Let's wait and see what we can get in GP finally here in India.
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Theres the man with details. Thanks a lot. Keep us updated about the goodies emotion + pack comes with
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Way to go sid some confimation atlast
Don't crib about 1.2 active, you can buy 1.4 active also.

How many of punto buyers will even look at 1.2? I think only 1 in 25.

Yes, Fiat guys at training told that a semi-synthetic oil will be used, so the oil change will be at 30k.

The shade of red is not know to me, but is the same red as seen in the 2 pics posted earlier in this thread.
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1ps and 7 Nm more than all others with the same engine
The engine did feel a lil different when I had started it up!
you must have some real super human powers to decipher a difference of 1ps and 7nm when starting a car
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you must have some real super human powers to decipher a difference of 1ps and 7nm when starting a car

No idea.Guess playing around with REs or was it just the anticipation?
Anyways, 1 ps doesnt make much difference to me.Its always the torque.

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Thanks for confirmation, sid.

The 1.4L 90bhp engine should be really powerful to drive. Same engine in my Linea feels good (adequate power), so it should rock in the Punto.

The 1.3 FGT seems to have good enough torque. The VGT-90 might be released next year when Linea's engines are upgraded to 1.6-120hp.

People wanting power shd go for the 1.4L petrol. For both FE+Torque .. go with MJD!

Hope Punto takes over from Linea's success.
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Now thats what I am talking about!! 1ps and 7 Nm more than all others with the same engine
The engine did feel a lil different when I had started it up!

Sid, thanks for the specs. U have managed to put a huge grin on my face[/quote]


Did u drive it also ?? How was it ? Some info please
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