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2005 : They cant survive any longer. 22 9.05%
2006 25 10.29%
2007 or in the whereabouts. 21 8.64%
I dont agree. Fiat India is here to stay - They will pull off a miracle. 175 72.02%
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Old 28th April 2005, 21:49   #61
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beats me their plants would have to be surely shut down. or maybe they are operating just one shift at 50% capacity???

i talked to the fiat dealer when i went to leave the GTX for servicing last week. They still offer only 6k discount and seem very very upbeat. I asked them if they had any unsold 1.6 GTX they said yup but would cost you 5.0L!!!
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Forget survival guys, even if they survive the way they are doing now, wats the point. According to April issue of Overdrive, in the month of February 2005:

Maruti Udyog sold 23,314 cars
Tata Motors sold 9,152 cars
Hyundai Motor Ind 7,047 cars
FIAT INDIA sold 127 cars

Mind you, this is the compact class I am refering to

U r wrong..becos FIAT India has only Palio & that is in premium hatchback segment.

So I would like to know how many GETZ, SAIL were sold in that period & then take that figure to compare with that of FIAT..gotcha?

the above figures given by STRATOS is utterly misleading..

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Hasopi,

You are wrong too, cos Fiat also has one more product - The Petra.

How about comparing Petra sales to the other 5 lac sedans? Without even bothering to look, I can tell you that it will be 2 figures versus 4 for most.

Also, I believe the Getz as a premium hatch IS selling 1500+ cars a month.


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Here we go again. Lets please close these Fiat threads. Thank you very much.
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GETZ selling 1500 cars..that was in the first month of launch..then..I hardly see any GETZ on road in Bangalore..

Now..HYUNDAI is tight lipped about sales on GETZ!!.

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wow harrie they still have the GTX...must be really old (2002 models)...and for all the hype about the getz dont really see too many of the around (at least in bangalore)...1500 cars a month is good or bad according to hundai's forecast.
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Hyundai Getz sales:

February : ~1100 (Pre-budget low sales)
March : 1601 (Post-budget high sales)

Actual sales should be around 1200-1400. Petra sales are neither increasing nor decreasing over last few months. (Not much to decrease any way).
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Actual sales should be around 1200-1400. Petra sales are neither increasing nor decreasing over last few months. (Not much to decrease any way).
Just as info......I have started finding more Petra's in bangalore now.The numbers might be less but i feel its slowly growing. For people like me, even if i have 8 lac to spare, i would go for a Petra and put the remaining money in a bank.. :-) ...I know there can be better cars bought with this kind of money but i find Petra to be an overall a good buy.
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Hyundai Getz sales:

February : ~1100 (Pre-budget low sales)
March : 1601 (Post-budget high sales)

Actual sales should be around 1200-1400. Petra sales are neither increasing nor decreasing over last few months. (Not much to decrease any way).

Hey where are these GETZ?

Do guys buy & park it only? dont see them much in roads as per the above said sales figure.

Btb from where did u get this sales figure? Is it the target sales figure Mr Subbu was telling when they launched?
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@hasopi and Sush, I have nothing against Fiat or Petra, but numbers for Getz are published on Hyundai's website. As far as Petra is concerned, I too have noticed more Petras in Pune than previously (May be people are fed up of waiting for Fiat to close).

FYI : Petra sales in Jan 05 are 145. (Source : Murad Ali Baig on cybersteering).

P.S.: Just FYI again, I own a Fiat Petra.
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Hey where are these GETZ?

Do guys buy & park it only? dont see them much in roads as per the above said sales figure.

Btb from where did u get this sales figure? Is it the target sales figure Mr Subbu was telling when they launched?
I think that is because the Getz is an easy car to miss. IMHO it does not have any standoutish features. (P.S. I am not hating on Hyundai) Actually we tend to notice cars that are a bit uncommon. But yeah the Getz's should be selling in 1000+ numbers every month.

@RX135 : Fed up waiting for Fiat to close? That is a new one.

Besides, I did not know that car sales are a good indicator of how good a car is.
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@RX135 : Fed up waiting for Fiat to close? That is a new one.
Besides, I did not know that car sales are a good indicator of how good a car is.
Who said that is good indicator of how good is the car? I wouldn't have bought Petra if sales was the criteria

I was talking with Ashwmegh salesperson (Fiat dealer), when he told me about a new customer. He bought Petra in April despite everyone telling him not to buy a Fiat. His argument was straightforward. He said, he had been hearing rumours of Fiat closing right from 2002. It is 2005 and Fiat is still there and now, he is fed up with that closure talk. So, he went ahead and bought himself a black Petra.
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His argument was straightforward. He said, he had been hearing rumours of Fiat closing right from 2002. It is 2005 and Fiat is still there and now, he is fed up with that closure talk. So, he went ahead and bought himself a black Petra.
Gotta meet this dude!

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Who said that is good indicator of how good is the car? I wouldn't have bought Petra if sales was the criteria

I was talking with Ashwmegh salesperson (Fiat dealer), when he told me about a new customer. He bought Petra in April despite everyone telling him not to buy a Fiat. His argument was straightforward. He said, he had been hearing rumours of Fiat closing right from 2002. It is 2005 and Fiat is still there and now, he is fed up with that closure talk. So, he went ahead and bought himself a black Petra.

I know dude. I was just injecting some sarcasm. Not directed against you.

Regarding the closing down of Fiat, that is still a very innovative reason IMHO. But yes, I do feel bad that their sales suffer. On the upside Fiat cars are more unique. Welll ....
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Hasopi,

You are wrong too, cos Fiat also has one more product - The Petra.

[b][u]How about comparing Petra sales to the other 5 lac sedans? Without even bothering to look, I can tell you that it will be 2 figures versus 4 for most.
Yes talking about the midsize segment, FIAT sold 75 cars in FEB, where as Tata sold 3519, maruti sold 2513, Hyundai 2235.

Please people, try to accept Facts
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