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Old 24th April 2009, 18:24   #136
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@Bharani,

A new updated Palio is to be launched by the end of this year.
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Sorry if this sounds a bit naive...But is the Punto going to be Linea minus the boot? Or will there be a lot of other things missing (from Linea)?
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Any mention of the engine options? I wish they would launch a more powerful diesel engine than the 75 BHP MJD which is the universal diesel engine in India.
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Are you sure about MAy launch , Fiat had told last week that the launch will be on 3rd quarter.


"The company, a 50:50 joint venture between Italian automaker Fiat SpA and Tata Motors Ltd, is readying to launch the Grande Punto, a compact car, in the third quarter of the fiscal year. The second model will be Tata Motors’ new three-box offering, code-named X1."

Tata-Fiat joint venture to break even by 2011-12 - Corporate News - livemint.com
The info i posted earlier was 100% true what i heard on zee news. There were no info on engine or anything else apart from the info i already posted.
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I think PUNTO petrol will start at 4.25 and Diesel at 5 Lac. For 4.75 you can get fully loaded Palio MJD. Until and unless they want to totally kill Palio they will stick to above 5 lac bracket for the diesel variant atleast.

I am waiting for PUNTO for so long.
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Abhibh, the Palio is pretty *killed* already. I say, axe the ageing platform and bring in the new.
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Ya FIAT bring out the new stuff
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Old 25th April 2009, 16:15   #142
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I was at the showroom today. The sales manager there said that Punto will be released next month and will have same engines as linea.
So GP should should be really powerful.
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Old 25th April 2009, 23:25   #143
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PETROL
*active version with 1.2l
*Dynamic,emotion/+pack with 1.4l
DIESEL
*active,dynamic,emotion/+pack 1.3 multijet
national launch in 1st week of june
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That is good news neo

Almost decided on a SWift ZXI. I Guess i will hang on for one more month to check out Jazz and Grande Punto

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PETROL
*active version with 1.2l
*Dynamic,emotion/+pack with 1.4l
DIESEL
*active,dynamic,emotion/+pack 1.3 multijet
national launch in 1st week of june
Great inforamtion, any idea or information about the pricing ?
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Sorry if this sounds a bit naive...But is the Punto going to be Linea minus the boot? Or will there be a lot of other things missing (from Linea)?
linea minus the boot for sure but then the pricing is going to be key..

competition as of now is from I20, FABIA. these 2 cars are already quite fully loaded for the segment. the Jazz joins the segment very very soon.

So my guess is that FIAT would keep GP as specced as the LINEA and try to price it at sub i20 levels. ( atleast as introductory )
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PETROL
*active version with 1.2l
*Dynamic,emotion/+pack with 1.4l
DIESEL
*active,dynamic,emotion/+pack 1.3 multijet
national launch in 1st week of june
What is the source of this information?
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Old 27th April 2009, 13:04   #148
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Well is the diesel with VGT as in the Linea or with FGT like in Palio, Swift and Indica ?
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Fiat in Brazil holds the position like way Suzuki holds in India. I even read somewhere that some Tata vehicles are re badged and sold as Fiat.
TATA vehicles are sold as TATA and not Fiat. They are sold at Fiat Dealerships. I have seen a lot of Indica's all over South America. The Nano, however may be sold as a Fiat in S. America.
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Very reliable sources in FIAT have confirmed GP is nearing 'showtime' as has also been notified by neotraveller.

Anytime in May, we will come face to face with the ultimate hatch.
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