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Old 18th June 2009, 16:34   #61
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Got to see the Fiat CEO, Rajeev Kapoor in this car on the Western Express highway in Mumbai. Did not click photos of the gentleman, though I tried to get good snaps of the car. However, I had only my cell phone camera and there was a lot of glare.

Wanted to congratulate the CEO on the good job done with Fiat. But I never could draw level for long enough.
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Is that a Palio that you are driving?
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Is that a Palio that you are driving?
No.

That's a Petra 1.6.
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wow great! is it the first sighting of Bravo? Car, definitely looks good!
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wow great! is it the first sighting of Bravo? Car, definitely looks good!
No it is not the first sighting. I have seen the same car on the Expressway (Mumbai to Pune) as well. But I never knew it belonged to the CEO.
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No.

That's a Petra 1.6.
Oops should have seen the snap with the rear view mirror properly. Asked you by looking at the Dashboard!
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From what I hear, Bravo might never be released in India.

I wonder why Fiat decided thus. I guess they should localize the Bravo the same way they did to Linea and Punto and release it with 1.9 JTD, now that the JTD is uprated to 165 horses. That priced at about 10-11l would be a fantastic buy, I am sure.
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Was the CEO driving himself?

The guy in the Corolla is ogling at the Bravo. Or maybe wondering which Fiat this is?

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Was the CEO driving himself?

The guy in the Corolla is ogling at the Bravo. Or maybe wondering which Fiat this is?
No ... he was at the back with someone. The driver was giving me strange looks - 'been there seen this before' kind.

And there were a lot of people apart from Mr. Corolla and myself who were ogling the car.
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No ... he was at the back with someone. The driver was giving me strange looks - 'been there seen this before' kind.

LOL !! That is real funny !!
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I guess they should localize the Bravo the same way they did to Linea and Punto and release it with 1.9 JTD.
+1 to that mate. Now that 'super premium' hatchbacks are here a 165 bhp Bravo would find quite a few takers. But I guess Fiat have their hands full (and about time also) with the Linea and GP so would not plan for another model so soon.
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The rear looks similar to i20 but the side profile is very good,feels like Q5 or Q7.
Have a look @ the first pic.
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I sat in a Bravo here in the UK and it's real good, it's a combination of various types of cars !! A bit of this and a bit of that and a bit of that too !!
LOL

But simply amazing. I think pricing it above 20L is not good.
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I drove a Bravo in Europe (Petrol) which I guess had a 1.2 or maybe a 1.4 engine. From the pull it didn't feel like it had a bigger engine. From what I felt, my dad's OHC VTEC pulls better, plus rev'ving it to 6k rpm only took it to about 90kmph. Took it to about 130kmph in 6th gear. Did feel quite or very stable. Couldn't have sensed the speed without looking at the speedometer. Had loads of features but the one I remember was ACC with dual temp control - one for driver and the other for co-driver. The drive was about 50-60kms on the highway so didn't really get to see how it handles or how comfortable it really was. (After driving a WagonR on Delhi roads, even a horse cart will feel comfortable there).
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