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Old 18th July 2008, 17:19   #76
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press release obtained from a dealership
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Old 18th July 2008, 17:37   #77
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@sid... any other details. Is the Ex-Showroom price valid throughout India? What abt the two versions... are they priced differently?
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Old 18th July 2008, 21:42   #78
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fiat-india site is up and running.
mumbai price is 1519500.

a shocker!look at the second pic and you can notice what they have displayed:-the 2008 brazilian palio facelift which is not available in india yet!
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So was it launched today? 15 L for this? Have they lost it?
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Old 18th July 2008, 22:05   #80
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The Delhi prices are:

Rs. 14,82,500 for both the Sports & Lounge model.
The engine is the same 1.3Multijet from Fiat stable producing 75bhp of power & 145Nm of torque.!!

Man! 15L for this cutie i need to ask money from pops!!!

My call! Sales probabiltiy : 0.000000000001
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15lacs great diesel engine awesome
and despite that I am sure there will be morons buying it!!
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15L is a bit tough on the price tag. This car sure is Hot and am sure the 200 odd numbers will vanish in no time at all. However there are some doubts that still remain:

1. Tata may be the owners of Jag and Rover however the impact of this ownership will take transmitting into India.
2. Do the current dealerships have the capability of supporting A.S.S requirements of the car.
3. If it is being launched at specific dealers, will the others not be able to support A.S.S
4. Availability of parts has always been a challenge with Fiat. I can say this having owned an Adventure for a couple of years. What happens to the 500 parts :(
5. 15L Diesel FIAT....difficult to digest.
6. First look on the car. I LOVE IT. First look at the price, am running for tear towels
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Just got back frm the Fiat 500 launch here are some pics that i have taken, Real nice car the Linea is cmmg in 2months time and the Punto and Bravo next year.
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I personally believe, it looks good. Butt, for a price of 15lacs and just about 75 bhp it is going to be a lifestyle vehicle for a very few.
Secondly, I feel that it does not have the cult following like the Mini. In some parts of the world yes, but I have hardly met people in India who wanted a 500 as bad as they wanted a Mini.

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Here are some pictures of the event. It was very mismanaged. Sad but well....

Fiat 500 Launch- 18th July - Now Launched-dsc02461.jpg
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And here is priyanka feeling all nice!!

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And here is President wondering when to go write his check for the 500!!

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Here are some more pics from the 500 launch.
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Very nice pics Ritesh!!! The car looks really very nice but 16L ex-showroom is way too much.
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Ok.. atleast we know that most probably Lara Dutta gets one
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Yes i guess she got a 500 the same evening, a red colored 500 was waiting for her in the parking and it had temp mumbai number.
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Mods, Please Watermark those pics before some news agency steals them!!
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