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Old 5th September 2008, 11:51   #91
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Sridhar, firstly, that was my guess, and not Fiat's excuse!
Secondly, please remember that Tata Mators are now responsible for Sales and Service of Fiat cars, so for any launch of Fiat car, Tata Motors management ought to be involved in it.
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Sridhar, firstly, that was my guess, and not Fiat's excuse!.
No, no, I got that, don't worry . I don't think Fiat will come up with that one.
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Obviously. Launching a car is a very big exercise and all the nuts and bolts of the plan are put in place a long,long time back. Tha last 15 days are finishing touches. The troubles of the last 15 days for Tata cannot account for this delay.
Forget that. Sample this:
a) We don't have a firm official date yet for the launch. We never had.
b) The website yet does not give proper information on Linea(or GP). It never has.
No, Sir, Singur has nothing to do with this.
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I haven't heard anyone say that the Tata Indica Vista commitments to customer will get impacted because of Singur yet.
Not to mention the fact that Indica Vista is rolling out of the same factory that produce the Linea. Maybe that IS the real reason
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Not to mention the fact that Indica Vista is rolling out of the same factory that produce the Linea. Maybe that IS the real reason
Good one!!
Yeah, the Vista Launch would anyway consumed a lot of bandwidth of both the Tata Management as well as the Tata dealers.
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For me, it was because Autocar India reported an expected launch of Linea in November 2007. During Auto expo, Fiat changed to September. And I have been waiting from around that time. So, the frustration
So the real cause of frustration is incorrect speculation by Autocar not Fiat. They (Fiat)officially said Septemeber'08 and Septemeber has just started.. .

Seriously.. I dont think it will make much difference to us or to Fiat, if they launch Linea today or after 2 months. If the car is good and ppl are ready to change their perspective towards Fiat, it will sell and if either of this dont happen it will meet the same fate as current models.
Even if they loose 10 customer today because of this delay there can be 20 new customers if they come out with really good car and deal.
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Seriously.. I dont think it will make much difference to us or to Fiat, if they launch Linea today or after 2 months. If the car is good and ppl are ready to change their perspective towards Fiat, it will sell and if either of this dont happen it will meet the same fate as current models.
You got the very crux of the matter. I could not agree more.
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my source from fiat has given me some interior pictures of production level linea (RHD). He too was assertive that 4th Sep was the D-day.
BUT still no news of soft launch

Also it seems there are 4 variants of Linea
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this seems like they are not giving the steering audio controls ? (if the pictures are to be believed) or is it some base version ?
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Saw somewhere in the news that this will be 11-12Lacs
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Saw somewhere in the news that this will be 11-12Lacs

11-12 lakhs. need to look for other option now as i plan to be back by diwali and buy a car then.
so are below 10 lakh budget people (who wanted to buy a Fiat like me), will wait for Punto or move on to someting else
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this seems like they are not giving the steering audio controls ? (if the pictures are to be believed) or is it some base version ?
I think its not the top end version. Since Blue & Me button is supposed to be placed near the steering audio controls. Im quite disappointed with the delay of Linea launch. I think many people have waited for months and postponed their car purchase thanks to Linea.I think Fiat should atleast give some updates on their websites on launch date.
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No the Linea will be pitted squarely against the Fiesta's and the Verna's and the top end variant might go against the optra diesel. Shhhhhhh... you might also get the 1.9!
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However Bravo is the one which is listed on their India site. See the link below for details.

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Available in a sparkling, high-performance 1.9 Ltr Multijet engine that delivers an awesome power of 150 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 305 nm at 2000 rpm.

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Everytime I see the Bravo from that angle, it reminds me of FinneyP.
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my source from fiat has given me some interior pictures of production level linea (RHD). He too was assertive that 4th Sep was the D-day.
BUT still no news of soft launch

Also it seems there are 4 variants of Linea
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Wow!! What a post!! That is your first post in the forum!! Please continue to feed some more Linea
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