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Old 8th January 2008, 12:09   #121
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I have called up my friend and asked him when the BSM would hit the stands...will keep you all posted.

UPDATE: Its hitting the stands today!

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@ Neoonwheels - The Prices of Fiat parts has come down quite alot. When the Sienna was launched the spares very very expensive.
Actually, the prices of Fiat spares have gone up considerably after the tie up with Tata. Originally, Fiat spares were very expensive but the prices were reduced considerably later. Around the time of time up with Tata and for a while even after the tie up, spare prices of Fiat cars were actually lower than those of similar spares for Tata cars. Today, Fiat cars are positioned above the Tata cars in Tata-Fiat model line up and hence their spare parts have also been jacked up and are even above Tata cars. In the process, we Fiat car owners end up as losers.
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Hope this does not affect their sales even more. Why cant they have cheaper spares since its localised anyways
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Yesterday I happened to go through The Week magazine in my office and this was an AutoExpo special edition. They have put up statements from some of the manufacturers about their plans for 2008. In this context, Rajeev Kapoor, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles has said in a statement that apart from introducing Multi Jet Diesel engine on Palio Diesel Stile, the plans are on for Linea, Punto, 500 and Bravo. That is all that they have mentioned and no details about MJD options, launch dates, etc.

, I had been to Prerana Motors, Lalbagh road for insurance renewal. When enquired about Palio Stile Diesel, the customer attendant confidently told that there is no such plan for Stile but there is a plan for sedan. I enquired is it for Linea, he said no, its for Punto sedan(sedan??)
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Punto is hatch version of Linea isnt it ?
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Punto is hatch version of Linea isnt it ?
No. Linea is the sedan version of the Grand punto.

Grand Punto came out in 2005, whereas the Linea, based on the Grand Punto platform came out in 2007.
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Just caught the ticker tape on CNBC TV18.

Fiat Palio 1.3 MJD to be launched Jan 2008 end at 4.7L ex-showroom

Fiat Brava and Fiat 500 to be launched as imported models within next 3 months. pricing not specified.

Fiat Linea to be launched in Sep 2008. pricing not specified.
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Just caught the ticker tape on CNBC TV18.

Fiat Palio 1.3 MJD to be launched Jan 2008 end at 4.7L ex-showroom

Fiat Brava and Fiat 500 to be launched as imported models within next 3 months. pricing not specified.

Fiat Linea to be launched in Sep 2008. pricing not specified.
So shall we say that Swift has found its "bhoola bhichda bhai" in the Palio D Unki ragoon mein bhi same khoon daudta hai!!!
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Finally even Fiat-India website is also updated..
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Does this mean that I might be able to get a Fiat Palio Diesel by Feb 2008 ?
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Does this mean that I might be able to get a Fiat Palio Diesel by Feb 2008 ?
Looking at how FIAT is reacting, looks possible
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Over priced by atleast 20k, IMO.
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At 4.7 ex showroom, it should come in cheaper than the Swift D with the same engine and much better build quality. if they can get their A.S.S. in line, it should do well
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Fiat Brava and Fiat 500 to be launched as imported models within next 3 months. pricing not specified.
Its Fiat Bravo

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So shall we say that Swift has found its "bhoola bhichda bhai" in the Palio D Unki ragoon mein bhi same khoon daudta hai!!!
Same Khoon or same fuel.

@Dceite - We cant say its over priced till we see the features it sports.
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Same Khoon or same fuel.
I am hoping same engine as Swift D...so same Genes!
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