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Old 17th June 2009, 12:54   #406
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It is PUNTO that i will be driving in a GRANDE way.

It is sad that none of the channels are covering the most awaited car of the year and also i did not see anything on the news paper today.

I jumped out from bed and opened teh news paper too very eagerly to see the Ad but it was only disappointment. Even the website wasnt open.

But i should give it to fiat for pricing it too right. I would say 1500 puntos a month
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I love the pricing, and seeing not much of a difference between 1.2 and 1.4 petrol, I would love hyundai to plonk in 1.4L petrol on i20's asta model atleast. I think, they can still keep it under 6 lac ex-showroom with that.

Long way to go for Fiat, exceptional VFM model right after Linea. If everything goes out well, and A.S.S. is improved I guess these 2 models will surely be chart burners.
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So 6.11 ex-S, Delhi turns into how much OTR Mumbai?
Approximately 7L I guess, or it could be just a bit over that.
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I went to see the beauty in person at the local dealer early in the morning. The Mica Grey colour is absolutely awesome. I have always liked my cars in black colour only, but this shade has turned my head. Sadly no TD coz the car wasn't launched till then. I am going to book a Mica Grey MJD Emotion pack as soon as I can get out of office and get a TD.
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I love the pricing, and seeing not much of a difference between 1.2 and 1.4 petrol, I would love hyundai to plonk in 1.4L petrol on i20's asta model atleast. I think, they can still keep it under 6 lac ex-showroom with that.
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Should one hope on i20 asta bringing down the price / or upgrading engine due to Punto ?
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Fiat Grande punto variants and price
1.2L petrol active Rs3.99 lakhs
1.4L Petrol Dynamic Rs4.66 lakhs
1.4l petrol emotion Rs 5.06 lakhs
1.4L emotion pack Rs 5.61 lakhs
1.3L diesel active -Rs4.85 lakhs
1.3L diesel dynamic Rs5.16 lakhs
1.3L diesel emotion Rs5.56 lakhs
1.3L diesel emotion pack Rs6.11 lakhs
all the prices indicated here are ex-showroom Delhi
I think that is impeccable pricing.
Bye Bye honda jazz. You are going to be relegated to dust by punto.

I wonder how come fiat was able to price everything 30k well below the comparable swift model that too with 1.4 engine

Anyways i am invited for the launch for punto in chennai on 19th. will get to try that car on the same day . so will write a serious review assessing various parameters. I am just going for TD of jazz tomorrow so that i dcan compare with punto on dayafter.

Cheers for fiat. You are going to rock all over again italians.......
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Wow, this thread is CRAZY! So much activity within minutes!

As for the pricing, I think its just fabulous. As someone has mentioned:

The 1.2L and 1.4L Active take on A-Star, Getz, Ritz base, Swift base, Indica while
The 1.4L and 1.3L MJD take on Swift-D, Ritz D, Getz CRDi, Vista, i20, Fabia, and Jazz.

All this while offering better features than the same priced cars or a much lower price than the higher-priced i20/Fabia/Jazz. VERYY GOOD!

Now to see if the FE figures reported by Zigwheels are really that low or the performance figures off-the-mark.

Advantages
- Looks, looks, looks
- Interior features (Blue & Me!)
- Great pricing

Disadvantages reported so far:
- Cramped rear
- Low-ish FE
- Moderate performance

Keep your seatbelts fastened!
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Old 17th June 2009, 13:09   #413
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btw is GTO going to be covering this one as well??
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Low-ish FE
- Moderate performance
I dont think that is true. It has just been launched. We have to check it in person before commenting on that is it not?
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The pricing is awesome.But the only downside is that Airbags and ABS are only available on the top-end variant, that's for Rs.5.61Lakhs and 6.11lakhs respectively for petrol & diesel. While cars like the Ritz and A-star offer Airbags and ABS at just about 5 lakhs!
And i just wanna offer a few condolences to the Honda Jazz.

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Wow, this thread is CRAZY! So much activity within minutes!

Advantages
- Looks, looks, looks
- Interior features (Blue & Me!)
- Great pricing

Disadvantages reported so far:
- Cramped rear
- Low-ish FE
- Moderate performance

Keep your seatbelts fastened!
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I swear BHPians have gone crazy since morning (that includes me as well). Not sure if anyone is in a mood to work until they get their hands on the GP for a test drive
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Wow, this thread is CRAZY! So much activity within minutes!
No doubt there are over 600 members active right now!
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can anyone compare features and prices. what you get for what ! i am lazy at this
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I dont think that is true. It has just been launched. We have to check it in person before commenting on that is it not?
As I mentioned: "as reported", this is only a short summary of the news so far. Details will come in soon.
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Should one hope on i20 asta bringing down the price / or upgrading engine due to Punto ?
What about keeping the price of Asta same at 6.1OTR delhi and plonking 1.4L in it . I wont give a 2nd thought before buying that beauty.

Im really excited about the GP too after the pricing but personally I dont like the rear design of the GP and the engine doesn't give comparable power output for same capacity to other brand's engines.

Right now, 600+ members and 3700+ guests online. GP is surely making waves.

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