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Old 13th July 2008, 00:05   #1
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Default Fiat 500 Launch- 18th July - Now Launched

Confirmed from inside sources. Can't wait to book mine, after the tests and reviews come in.

Anyone have any thoughts on the car? The after sales for a niche product like this?
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Is there a Launching ceremony? I would LOVE to attend that!!
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Ideal for Can-afford-buy-bigger-car-but-cant (Can afford to buy a bigger car, but cant)
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Its being launched at the Taj Land's End. Just got an invite.
Cant wait to see her in person.
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Gogi, How did you get the invite?

Lets cut a deal, I have an invite for the Jetta Launch and you have an invite for the 500 launch. I will take you for the jetta launch and you can take me for the 500 launch!!

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I Also have an invite for the Jetta Launch!!
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I don't have invites for either, So unfair :(

OT: Can't wait, anyone have some good pics?

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Whats the expected price bracket? Any spec or trim level info out?

If this car manages to get a decent amount of sales, we can expect BMW to reconsider the Mini Cooper. That would be a fun machine to zip around crowded towns.

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The date means that the lauch is just after the Jetta launch on 16th July.

1)
Is there any official website for this Fiat or Grande Punto ? I am asking this because the Fiat's India website has virus : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...has-virus.html (Fiat India website has a virus !!!)

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What is the expected pricing ? Above 15 lakhs ? Any details on the specifications available ?

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Cy, if I get an invite tomorrow (expected), I'll let you know

I think the price will be 12lacs+
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Its being launched at the Taj Land's End. Just got an invite.
How does one get these invites to new car launches? Besides, shouldn't Fiat be automatically inviting existing Fiat owners for their new car launch? Considering that there are only a couple of thousand of Fiat owners all over India, it can't be that difficult for them to invite all their existing owners!

By the way, it seems like Fiat is finally keeping it's word for new car launches. They gave a date for the Palio MJD launch and the car was launched bang on that date. They said the 500 would be launched in July and it seems like they are keeping their word again.
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I think to get an invite you need to use the "register interest" option on the fiat india site
Also as per what i saw on the site they will be launching it with 75bhp mjd engine and unfortunately not the 100bhp 1.4 ltr petrol as yet. Also this will be limited edition (200 odd) and I am not sure if all the 500,000 customization options will be available in india on the fiat virus infected portal
Heres a linky to the international site Fiat 500
and the uk customization portal
Fiat.co.uk | Configurator Homepage
just select fiat 500 as the car you want to customize and look at the options there-in - engine variants, colors, interiors, wheels, styling, stickers, options, etc!!

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And yes if you try configuring it - you could go fully loaded 1.4ltr 100+bhp sport variant (all options like alloys, leather, climate control,etc selected) for under 14k pounds - thats under 12 lacs INR Ofcourse in india we will get the base non-sport 75bhp diesel for 12 lacs and to get to the fully loaded sport trim (if it exists in india) you will be spending 20+ lacs Hope I am wrong !!

Heres a sample breakdown of standard specs (i chose the red color - looks great !!)
Fiat 500 Launch- 18th July - Now Launched-pg1.jpg
and add-on optons i configured for under 14k pounds
Fiat 500 Launch- 18th July - Now Launched-pg2.jpg

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Confirmed from inside sources. Can't wait to book mine, after the tests and reviews come in.

Anyone have any thoughts on the car? The after sales for a niche product like this?

You really going to buy a 12 lakh mini car
wont it be better to go for a bigger car instead.
I know it looks beautiful and cute but 12 lakh?
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Besides, shouldn't Fiat be automatically inviting existing Fiat owners for their new car launch? Considering that there are only a couple of thousand of Fiat owners all over India, it can't be that difficult for them to invite all their existing owners!
You'll find Taj End Lands full of taxi drivers and owners too
They too own a Fiat.

I kinda like 500, so im eager for the launch too.
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