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View Poll Results: When is Fiat India going to shut down?
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 10th May 2005, 21:12   #106
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Fiat india is planning to launch Panda, a face lifted palio atleast they indicate that Fiat india is not going to shutdown its shop.
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Old 11th May 2005, 08:47   #107
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Thats what the magazines say, we have no idea if Fiat really have any plans at all.
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Old 20th May 2005, 15:11   #108
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They have launced multiple Petra models 10 days back, so I guess Fiat is here to stay?
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Guys,
what can Fiat do to improve its brand image.
Also what can they do to make the palio a run away success.
I think they should launch their convertible (i forgot the name. They have stopped making it and they can get their old yes here), Launch a Palio 1.0, 1.7TD, an Uno 1.0, 1.7TD and a Petra 1.7TD.
This is along with the existing models.
And alos introduce some other brands like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati.
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I have also seen new Palio models (the name fails me. what is it - Adventure or Sport?) at the Pune showroom. These models sport sexy alloy wheels (different from the Petra), a smarter looking dash, rear spoilers etc. Didn't pay too much attention to detail though.
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I think they should launch their convertible (i forgot the name.
barchetta i guess it should be.
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Old 18th August 2005, 18:08   #112
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To all those who still believe FIAT will shut down?

http://img359.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5a292qh.jpg

I can only believe FIAT MD..becos if FIAT is going to SHUT DOWN ..why they should provide help to all those FIAT owners whose car got damaged in Floods? Its my common sense

Moderators Please close this thread..as this has no relevance at all NOW..

Also..guys when posting please post with some validity in that..do not just post assumptions..

If at all you post.be prepared to answer it also..in a professional way

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Old 18th August 2005, 18:31   #113
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Offering help to flooded owners does not guarantee a companys existence . Yes, I do agree that they are *trying* but I also accept the reality that a B Segment player which has sales lesser than Mercedes Benz (whose cheapest product is several times more in price) really needs a miracle to make things happen. Not wanting to leave the country and being forced to (because of sheer business sense) are two entirely ballgames.

I have been hearing Fiats cries of revival since the year 2000 now....and yet dont see a change in their sales figures, service standards or brand value.

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Old 18th August 2005, 19:01   #114
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They will surely have to pull of a miracle..which could be the Panda or one of their top selling cars in Europe..they can last a little longer, after all they are the ones who made a come back with the Palio series..and they are the ones who almost dethroned the guys from HM(Ambi) by selling more number of Premier Padminis.
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Just push a light weight car with great mileage Indian public will follow.
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IMHO, Fiat is full of a bunch of nincompoops who forgot to take Business 101. Forget the sales figures, forget the diminished brand value, forget the abandoning dealers.....When you see a company struggling to have its website up and running for 6 entire months ....you can tell about the level of commitment. Either that, or they are driving into the kurla office without knowing what work to do. I know companies that have about 10 employees but are yet very disciplined about their online presence, and heres a car manufacturer!

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Hey GTO, why dont we just all agree to disagree and then basically agree to close this topic?
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Hey GTO, why dont we just all agree to disagree and then basically agree to close this topic?
LOL! Come on - This speculation is getting to be very interesting.

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LOL! Come on - This speculation is getting to be very interesting.

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yes u are right.now it will get even more intresting since FIAT has 3rd pace in JD SSI suryey 2005,much ahead of toyota and honda with maruti being in no 1 place.

read it in today's times maruti add.

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Ah well ... let the war begin.
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