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Old 17th June 2009, 21:04   #631
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Finally. Two hot looking cars - i20/GP, amidst an ocean of neutered cars.
Thats one comment carmakers have to take a look at !!! Well put, I'd say.
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GTO!! Where art thou ?
Maybe at the GP launch party -- who knows
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Does the Punto have rear AC vents like the Linea? it's not mentioned in the features list.
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GTO has finished reviewing the Punto but is unable to post the review due to probabily some confidential clause from FIAT or some Auto mag who has exclusive rights.
Guess he must be now reviewing another "model" at the post launch party.
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Does the Punto have rear AC vents like the Linea? it's not mentioned in the features list.
No it does not have that -- in ANY model/variant.
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How does this baby compare in price to the Swift and the i-20? (feature to feature)

I can quickly see this becoming the latest fashion accesory.
check this

Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion Pack vs Hyundai i20 Asta (O) vs Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi | Car Comparisons - CarWale.com


Very soon can expect a price cut from hyundai, but the price looks well balanced.

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GRANDE PUNTO

Comfort & Convenience
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

Power Steering X X X X

Tilt Adjust Steering Wheel X X X X

Clutch Foot Rest X X X X

Central Door Locking X X X

Power Windows Front Front & Rear Front & Rear Front & Rear

Foldable Grab Handle X X X X

Desmodronic Foldable Key X X

Remote Door Lock X X

Electrically ORVM X X

Rear Window (Wiper + Washer) X X

Rear Defogger X X

Cigar Lighter X X

Ash Tray X X

Steering Wheel Leather X

Gear Shift Knob Leather X

Interior
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

Rear Parcel Shelf X X X X

Fabric Insert on Door Trim & Door arm-rest X X X

Dual Tone Dashboard X X

Boot Light X X

Exterior
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

Front / Rear Bumper - Body Colour X X X X

Rear Fog Lamps X X X X

Front Fog Lamps X X

Body Colored Door Handles X X

Body colored Outside Rear View Mirrors X X


Safety
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

Fire Prevention System X X X X

Immobilizer With Rolling Code X X X X

Child Safety Lock On Rear Doors X X X X

Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts X X

ABS(EBD) X X

3 -point Seat Belts X

Dual Stage Front Driver & Passenger Airbag X

SEATS
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

Tachometer X X X X

Programmable Service Reminder X X X X

Follow Me Home Headlamps X X X X

Digital Tripmeter X X X X

Digital Odometer X X X X

Digital Clock X X X X

12V Power Socket X X

Instrument Panel Light Regulation X X X

Seat Belt Warning Light only Light only Light only Light & Buzzer

Temperature Display X X
INSTRUMENTATION
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

HVAC X X X

Auto AC X
AIR-CONDITIONING
Feature Active Dynamic Emotion Emotion Pack

Audio Controls On Steering X

Blue & Me TM X

MP3 player with 6 Speakers X X

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.

Engine
TITLE 1.2 FIRE Petrol 1.4 FIRE Petrol 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

Family FIRE FIRE MULTIJET

Displacement (cc) 1172 1368 1248

Max. Power (ps@rpm) 68 @ 6000 90 @ 6000 76 @ 4000

Max. Torque (Nm@rpm) 96 @ 2500 115 @ 4500 197 @ 1750

No of Valves 8 V 16 V 16 V

Camshaft SOHC DOHC DOHC

Brakes
TITLE 1.2 FIRE Petrol 1.4 FIRE Petrol 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

Front Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc

Rear Drum Drum Drum

Fiat India Automobiles Limited offers 2 years UNLIMITED mileage warranty with the Grande Punto* *Conditions apply


Tyres
TITLE 1.2 FIRE Petrol 1.4 FIRE Petrol 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

Spec 165 / 80 R14 for Active & Dynamic, 175 / 70 R14 for Emotion, 195 / 60 R15 for Emotion Pack 165 / 80 R14 for Active & Dynamic, 175 / 70 R14 for Emotion, 195 / 60 R15 for Emotion Pack 165 / 80 R14 for Active & Dynamic, 175 / 70 R14 for Emotion, 195 / 60 R15 for Emotion Pack

Wheels Steel With Full Wheel Cover For Active, Dynamic & Emotion, Alloy Wheels For Emotion Pack Steel With Full Wheel Cover For Active, Dynamic & Emotion, Alloy Wheels For Emotion Pack Steel With Full Wheel Cover For Active, Dynamic & Emotion, Alloy Wheels For Emotion Pack
Transmission
TITLE 1.2 FIRE Petrol 1.4 FIRE Petrol 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

TRANSMISSION 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual
Dimension
TITLE 1.2 FIRE Petrol 1.4 FIRE Petrol 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

Overall Length (mm) 3987 3987 3987

Overall Width (mm) 1687 1687 1687

Overall Height (mm) 1495 1495 1495

Wheelbase (mm) 2510 2510 2510

Kerb Weight (KG) 1140 1145 1190

Fuel Tank Capcity (L) 45 45 45
Suspension
TITLE 1.2 FIRE Petrol 1.4 FIRE Petrol 1.3 MULTIJET Diesel

Front Independent Wheels suspension With Mcpherson struts, Helical springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers With Stabilizer Bar Independent Wheels suspension With Mcpherson struts, Helical springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers With Stabilizer Bar Independent Wheels suspension With Mcpherson struts, Helical springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers With Stabilizer Bar

Rear Torsion beam, Helical Springs And Double Acting Telescopic Dampers And Stabilizer Bar Torsion beam, Helical Springs And Double Acting Telescopic Dampers And Stabilizer Bar Torsion beam, Helical Springs And Double Acting Telescopic Dampers And Stabilizer Bar

Recognitions for the Grande Punto:
Grande Punto has met with tremendous response across the world and the numerous accolades mentioned below are a testimony to that:
 Carro Do Anno 2008 in Brazil
 Auto Interamericana 2008 - FIPA Latin America
 Melhor Compacto - Rivista “Carro” Brazil
 Powercar 2008 a Grande Punto Abarth - Auto Zeitung -Germany
 Abarth- Production Car Hot Hatch
 Most Popular Car - Best Private Car - Salone Barcellona
 Catalonian Car of the Year Award - Maggio 07
 Best Cars 2007- Auto Motor und Sport - Repubblica Ceca
 Best Cars 2006-Auto Illustrierte (Svizzera)-Compact cars
 La Novità dell’Anno - Quattroruote - Gennaio 2006
 Le Auto che Preferisco - Quattroruote - Posto cat. piccole - genn. 2006
 Auto 1 -Auto Oggi + 24 testate sorelle europee - 1° in Italia
 Die Besten Autos 2006 Germany  L’Automobile più bella del Mondo (Automobilia)
 Most Environment Friendly Car in France 2006
 Auto Europa 2006 - UIGA 2006
 Miglior automobile 2006 nella cat. piccole vetture- Auto Magazin Slovenia
 Volante d’Oro - Bild am Sonntag 2006
 Best Cars - Auto Motor und Sport 2006
 Scottish Small Car of the Year 2006 (UK)
 Autocar Design Award 2006 (UK)
 Le migliori vetture dell’anno 2006 -Auto Motor und Sport – Polonia
 Golden steering Wheel - Bild am Sontag (Berlino) 2005
 Auto Europa 2006 - UIGA - 2005
 L’Automobile più bella del Mondo
 Meilleure Voiture Citoyenne- Ligue contre la violence routière - France
 Vettura dell’anno in Macedonia (Auto Bild Macedonia) 2005
 Auto Lider 2005 (Polonia) (settimanale MOTOR e mensile AUTO MOTO)

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 brand’s journey back into reckoning in the competitive world of the Indian car industry.


SWIFT DIESEL
COMFORT LDi VDi
power steering x x
Front electric windows x
Rear electric windows x
Central door locking (4 Door)
Manual Air-conditioning x x
Heater x x
Antenna x x
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Tachometer x
Light-off/key reminder
Driver's seatbelt warning lamp x
Door ajar warning lamp x
3-spoke urethane steering wheel x x
Clock x

INTERIOR LDi VDi
Cabin light (3 positions) x x
Cup holders (front 2, rear 1) x x
Sports-type spherical shift knob x x
Sun visors (both sides) x x
Vanity mirrors (sunvisor co-driver side) x
Ticket holder x x
Tripmeter (digital display) x x
Console box (lower) x x
Day/night rearview mirror x
Single folding rear bench seat x x
Head restraints (rear seat) x
3 assist grips x x
Fabric accented door trims x
Front door trim pocket x x
Front seat back pocket x
12V accessory socket in central console x
Removable ashtray x x
Silver painted door inside door opener x
Remote fuel lid opener x x
Speaker provision in door x x

EXTERIOR LDi VDi
Headlamp levelling device x x
ORVM (internally adjusted)
Right Manual Int. adj.
Left Int. adj.
Coloured outside door mirror cowls x
Coloured outside door handles x
Tailgate opener key-type x x
wiper 2-speed+1-speed intermittent x x
Green tinted glass window x x
Front fog lamps x
Rear fog lamps x x
Black coloured A- and B-pillars x
165/80 R14 steel wheels (tubeless) x
165/80 R14 steel wheels with cap (tubeless) x
SAFETY AND SECURITY LDi VDi
ABS with EBD (optional) x
Seat belts (rear) x x
High mounted stop lamp x x
Child lock (rear door) x x
Key not removed warning buzzer x
Side impact beams x x
iCats x x
Double horn x x
Brake assist x x


BODY TYPE
Body Type Hatchback
Number of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
ENGINE
Capacity 1,248cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Bore x Stroke 69.6mm x 82mm
Maximum Power 75bhp @ 4,000rpm
Maximum Torque 190Nm @ 2,000rpm
Fuel Distribution Common rail
Air Charging System Fixed geometry turbo charger with intercooler
Emission BS-III
Fuel Injection System Common rail multi injection @ 1,400 bar
Drive Train DOHC
Oil Filter Green oil filter
TRANSMISSION
Type 5-speed manual, with synchromesh in all gears, one reverse
Gear Ratios 1st 3.545
2nd 1.904
3rd 1.233
4th 0.911
5th 0.725
Reverse 3.250

Clutch Hydraulic
DIMENSION
Overall Length 3,760mm
Overall Width 1690mm
Overall Height 1,530mm
Wheelbase 2,390mm
Track Front 1,470mm
Track Rear 1,480mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.7metres
Luggage Capacity 232 litre (with seatback raised)
368 litre (with seatback folded)
CHASSIS
Steering Rack and pinion, power assisted
Brakes (Front) Ventilated discs
Brakes (Rear) Drums
Suspension (Front) McPherson strut and coil spring
Suspension (Rear) Torsion beam and coil spring
WEIGHTS
Kerb Weight 1,065 kgs (LDi), 1,075 kgs (VDi)
Gross Vehicle Weight 1,490 kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity 43 litres

MARUTI SWIFT LXI (BHARAT STAGE III) 4,06,151
MARUTI SWIFT VXI (BHARAT STAGE III) 4,36,385
MARUTI SWIFT VXI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS) 4,55,418
MARUTI SWIFT LDI (BHARAT STAGE III) 4,67,537
MARUTI SWIFT VDI (BHARAT STAGE III) 5,01,191
MARUTI SWIFT ZXI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS) 5,16,436
MARUTI SWIFT VDI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS) 5,19,481
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Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion Pack vs Hyundai i20 Asta (O) vs Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi | Car Comparisons - CarWale.com


Very soon can expect a price cut from hyundai, but the price looks well balanced.
You were comparing with i20 Asta(0) Which having side and Curtain airbags too and the same is not available with GP
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Looks like only a Swift Zdi can help Maruti survive the Punto onslaught.
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Went and had a dekko at Sanya automobiles, they had a grey punto getting cleaned and stickered up to be the test drive car. it was late in the day so could not get a test ride. But they do have the car and they will give me a ride tomorrow for sure!

The car looked yummy and already had a crowd of admirers while it was being cleaned, no wonder the guards wanted to put the cover on it and hide their precious till tomorrow!

Sorry could not take pictures as I was too busy drooling!
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GRANDE PUNTO


MARUTI SWIFT LXI (BHARAT STAGE III) 4,06,151
MARUTI SWIFT VXI (BHARAT STAGE III) 4,36,385
MARUTI SWIFT VXI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS) 4,55,418
MARUTI SWIFT LDI (BHARAT STAGE III) 4,67,537
MARUTI SWIFT VDI (BHARAT STAGE III) 5,01,191
MARUTI SWIFT ZXI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS) 5,16,436
MARUTI SWIFT VDI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS) 5,19,481

I could not make head or tail from your post. It needs waay too much effort to decipher. But i can tell you one thing, the prices for the swift are totally wrong. Not sure about the petrol, but the VDi retails for around 5.17 Ex showroom whereas the VDi+ABS is around 5.42.
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sigh !!!!!!...I wish !!!.. that's all I can say. BTW, just saw an ad in Pune Mirror today, Palio 1.6 : 4.04 L and 1.3 : 4.12 ex-showroom pune. Does that make 1.6 for @ 4.52 OTR pune and 1.3 @ 4.60 OTR pune? I am really bad at math, Pune guys correct me, if I have done wong math.

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Speaking of Palio, what will happen to it?? Will production of Palio Cease or will it sell alongside the Punto?
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