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Old 18th February 2008, 16:16   #1
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Talking Fiat 500 in April 08 !!!

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Fiat India is all set to launch the New Fiat 500, a two-door lifestyle car come April 2008 and will carry a price tag of, hold your breath, Rs 13 lakh (Rs 1.3 million) plus.

The new Fiat 500 along with Fiat Bravo (a large and stylish hatchback) is being launched as an image building exercise for Fiat in India after years of struggle in the highly competitive Indian market.

"These cars will pave the way for two of our mainstream launches, the Fiat Linea sedan and the Grande Punto hatchback which will be launched in September and December 2008 respectively," said a Fiat spokesperson.
One baby Fiat for the price of 13 Nanos!

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beetle copy for 13 lacs. i wonder how it will sell in india with fiat reputation and a price tag of 13 lacs
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And here's the Abarth'd 500 :
Geneva '08 Preview: First Fiat 500 Abarth official images leaked - Autoblog

I think it'll sell very well. The 500 is perceived as a premium brand, and at 13 lakhs they dont need to do large volumes.
It'll be a halo car, and drive the sales of its less expensive brethren.
Who cares if it's a beetle copy - it's undeniably cute. The Abarth version Rocks !
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Sounds good.

Its a old FIAT 500 based model,The older one had a 479CC engine too, how the heck did beetle come in?!?

Plus this car is for the keepers, can customise almost everything about the interiors & its not mass sale.

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Yes, this would for those who want it as a collector's item.

Just hope.. it was priced lower.. so that some other people (like me) could afford it.

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A small FIAT car for 13L in India. Again FIAT is interested in selling it to few guys on this forum only it seems .
Good Luck.
BTW very nice car.

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Hope it doesn't go SRV way !
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Someone says beetle copy?
I guess he has not seen a Beetle!

As the article states, this car is a Lifestyle car, may appeal to folks like Bollywood Actors/Actress etc.

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Someone says beetle copy?
I guess he has not seen a Beetle!
Yup..seems closer to the Mini Cooper,at best.
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beetle copy for 13 lacs. i wonder how it will sell in india with fiat reputation and a price tag of 13 lacs
its not a beetle copy lol ..... anyways its a lifestyle vehicle so sud be priced higher
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C'mon, if sales is any indicator, then all Fiats in India are lifestyle products
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its not a beetle copy lol ..... anyways its a lifestyle vehicle so sud be priced higher
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As the article states, this car is a Lifestyle car, may appeal to folks like Bollywood Actors/Actress etc.
Wow, so after failing to woo Indian general public, FIAT it trying to get few bollywood customers.But the bollywood guys are rich enough by IPL cricket team(for millions of $), so, I guess TV serial saas-bahu 's are the right candidate for this car.

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Old FIAT 500 (Cinqecento)








That's what it's a copy of....no Beetle/Bug/Mini Cooper here...
Its FIAT's project or recuurecting the old FIAT Cinqecento which had a 479CC rear engine...
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C'mon, if sales is any indicator, then all Fiats in India are lifestyle products


13Lacs is alot, they should price it around 10 and they potential Fabia buyers can have a thought about the pachsoo.
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13Lacs is alot, they should price it around 10 and they potential Fabia buyers can have a thought about the pachsoo.
I dont think it should be priced that high. I guess we shoud see it around 6.5-9 lakhs (basis of the guess is the prices abroad, i might be wrong)
I hope the official price is lower, coz there more fan following for millicento ( old gen FIAT 1100 )than Cinqecento
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