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Old 17th June 2009, 15:01   #481
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hmmm. Indeed frustrating. It was difficult for me today as being into training but I hope they at least display the car so that I can have a look may b in the late evening while going home.
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Ok here are the Tech details:

Picked from Indian Auto Blog (bro does writeup and reviews for this site)


The Grande Punto comes loaded with features and will be available in three versions known as Active, Dynamic & Emotion for both the petrol and diesel variants. Additionally a fully loaded Emotion Option Pack will also be available. At the time of launch, consumers can choose from a range of 6 electrifying colors: Bossa Nova White, Hip Hop Black, Minimal Grey, Medium Grey, Exotica Red and Electric Blue. The Grande Punto will be priced as follows:
PETROL-1.2
City Grande Punto Active
DELHI Rs. 3.99 lakh

PETROL-1.4
City Grande Punto Dynamic Grande Punto Emotion Grande Punto Emotion Pack
DELHI Rs. 4.66 lakh Rs. 5.06 lakh Rs. 5.61 lakh

DIESEL-1.3
City Grande Punto Active Grande Punto Dynamic Grande Punto Emotion Grande Punto Emotion Pack
DELHI 4.85 lakh Rs. 5.16 lakh Rs. 5.56 lakh 6.11 lakh

Globally, the third generation Fiat supermini, the Grande Punto was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is certified with EURO NCAP 5 star ratings in Europe which will ply soon on Indian roads. Many would agree, the Grande Punto is a perfect follow up to the Linea and symbolises the Fiat brandís journey back into reckoning in the competitive world of the Indian car industry.

Style:

* Sporty grill
* Flared wheel arches
* Muscular contours
* Sporty dual tone interiors
* Sporty wide profile 195/60 R15 15″ alloys

Comfort & convenience:

* Electrically adjustable outside rear view mirror
* Automatic Climate Control
* Blue & Me: unique technology developed jointly by Microsoft & Fiat. Unique technology to connect and sync mobile via blue tooth and voice dial / read SMS
* Customized instrument display setting with My Car
* Remote foldable key
* Intelligent rear de-fogger : switches off after 20 minutes to prevent damage to the glass
* Convenient driver facing key slot
* Intelligent Ignition: prevents turning the key when the engine is running

Safety:

* ABS with EBD
* Dual stage front driver & passenger airbags : unique system deploys the air-bags depending on the severity of the impact
* Fire prevention system: cuts off fuel in case of an impact to reduce chances of fire
* Fiat Code System: Immobilizer with rolling code
* Load limiters and pre-tensioners

Engineering Technology

* Unique CAN bus system with 7 micro-chips - no conventional wiring in this car.

Engines:

* 1.2 FIRE (Petrol) engine: 68.2 ps @ 6000 rpm and 95.75 Nm @ 2500 rpm
* 1.4 FIRE (Petrol) engine: 90ps @ 6000 rpm and 115 Nm @ 4500 rpm
* 1.3 Multijet (Diesel) engine: 76 ps @ 4000 rpm and 197 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Thanks to you and your bro, and expecting some pictures of hte launch soon.
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yes. Is this still available? I was talking about models available in market now (preferably new ones)

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100bhp 1.6 sport should be ideally faster.
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Woooof... Its a stunner. I think the colour is Formula Red and the alloys are super cool.

Didnt you managed to click some pictures of the interiors.
The moment I start clicking, some remote key from nowhere locked the doors... GHOSTS
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I think GP has a 1.3 L MJD, not the one present in Linea. So it may not exactly scorch...
Neo is talking about the 1.4 L FIRE petrol engine which gives same output in Linea as well as Punto and not the MJD. With 90 Bhp and 1.4L engine this hatch is a scorcher, the MJD is another story as it comes with FGT and not VGT.
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After 20th, friend just visited showroom and they are not even displaying Punto in showroom. It's manufactured her in Pune and we are the last ones to have a look at it - frustrating!
You are not the last one. In Ahmedabad also it is not available. I just called up Cargo Motors and I am told that they will be having the car in two days.

Ther website Fiat India is still not updated.
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Only one car on display at A-One Motors. An Emotion+ MJD.

WOW... Superb... Check the couple of snaps...

I like the Alloys. Very better than in some pics here. Tyre looks like meaty..

Over all built quality is excellent. Dash is well finished. Black-Grey combination.
This pic justifies its beauty. Waiting for the review from GTO and others...
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Where is GTO? Is a detailed drive and review in the offing?
Sure is in the offing. Only problem : going to take a little long. Don't ask why.
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yaaay .. bring it on!

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Sure is in the offing. Only problem : going to take a little long. Don't ask why.
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yes. Is this still available? I was talking about models available in market now (preferably new ones)

Palio stile sport and Checy optra SRV has 1.6L with 100BHP.

Where in SRV is a sports back and kept in a higher priced tag. So it is only the stile sport we can consider in the most powerful hatch back in india.
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Sure is in the offing. Only problem : going to take a little long. Don't ask why.

Don't tell us that like the rest of us regular mortels, you are going to book for a test drive with a showroom and then put in your review

Just Kidding ! Please put in your review soon.
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Sure is in the offing. Only problem : going to take a little long. Don't ask why.

Wow GTO, you saved my day. I have been refreshing the Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports frequently till now to get your test drive reports. Will it be up by today?
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Bring it on GTO. You're the celebrity here...

Everybody waiting for your detailed review with pictures and the wait is worth
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Ok as promised... here is the link to the Brochure (Thanks to my bro who is there in Delhi for the launch)

Update 3 - Fiat Grande Punto Launch - India-spec Grande Punto Brochure | Indian Autos blog
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Palio stile sport and Checy optra SRV has 1.6L with 100BHP. Where in SRV is a sports back and kept in a higher priced tag. So it is only the stile sport we can consider in the most powerful hatch back in India.
Well , True if your talking about Petrol Hatches. Else, one has the Getz Crdi( 110Bhp) to consider as most powerful hatchback in India. With a pete's and filter upgrade , I'm guessing the Crdi mill tops out at approx 130 Bhp!

I like the Punto pricing though, well worth the wait and a much better package overall compared to anythin in the market.
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