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Old 17th June 2009, 23:14   #646
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Guys, pls ... pls cool down!! I am not able to read through all the messages
I did not know that I am such a slow reader!! Even before I could finish a page, another page is poping up!! What's happening? Let atleast somebody test the car know? But to be frank I am not able to work today at all Really I am swept away by the excitement created in this forum! Thanks Fiat and Tata.
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Default Skoda makes the fastest hatchbacks in the country...

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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!

The fastest hatchback sold in India is the Skoda Superb Hatchback with the V6 petrol engine. Period. The V6 petrol engine outputs 260bhp and 350nm of torque to all its 4 wheels.
Please note that Skoda only manufactures Hatchbacks in India and a made to order Estate version. They do not manufacture Sedans.
Skoda Superb


If you want a cheaper hatchback there is the Skoda Laura
Skoda Laura
Skoda Laura :: Technical Specifications ::
If you want a real fast diesel hatchback then there is nothing to beat the Laura 2.0tdi PD with 140bhp and 320Nm.
The GM Cruze may be a faster diesel when its launched here but then thats not a hatchback.

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Old 17th June 2009, 23:19   #648
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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.

I got this prices I got are for Hyderbad ex showroom..and they are correct

check http://www.marutiswift.com/pricepost.asp for other cities

Here is the presentation video for Punto......


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Dr bullockaran from ernakulam, when were skoda laura and skoda superb made as hatchbacks?
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I think there would be a discount/offer from Swift LDI/VDI soon and also a big discount on i10... THanks to Punto launch.
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The fastest hatchback sold in India is the Skoda Superb Hatchback with the V6 petrol engine. Period. The V6 petrol engine outputs 260bhp and 350nm of torque to all its 4 wheels.
Please note that Skoda only manufactures Hatchbacks in India and a made to order Estate version. They do not manufacture Sedans.
Skoda Superb


If you want a cheaper hatchback there is the Skoda Laura
Skoda Laura
Skoda Laura :: Technical Specifications ::
If you want a real fast diesel hatchback then there is nothing to beat the Laura 2.0tdi PD with 140bhp and 320Nm.
The GM Cruze may be a faster diesel when its launched here but then thats not a hatchback.

In my knowledge neither SKODA Superb nor Laura are hatchback they are sedans, even if we speak technically by design language its a NOTCHBACK and not a hatchback. The only hatchback Skoda India has is the Fabia.

Fellow BHPians please shed some light.
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FIAT can take out the Head Unit and speakers and reduce the Emotion tag by another 10-15K.
It would be good to have choices in Emotion - like Audio, Alloys, Steering controls and Blue&Me instead of one package E+ .

The blue color in India is a disgrace.Not the ones that are shown initially. Where's the New Orleans Blue or Rock & Roll Blue that shows on UK site ???


I had to choose from Red or Blue, it makes my choice easier now

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Old 18th June 2009, 00:04   #653
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Yup, we only get the sedan version of superb and laura.

Looks promising, lets wait for TD.
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Guys chill out now that the punto is launched i suddenly feel what next.The launch of this car and being a bhpian has given me a feeling of a family event.Thanks to everybody for the association.
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Yup, we only get the sedan version of superb and laura.

Looks promising, lets wait for TD.
Please click on convinience and storage on the SKoda website link and look at the black Superb car with the hatchback opened.
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For Laura click the link below.
Skoda Octavia Hatchback - Summary - New Car Review - What Car?
IN the above link see the number of editions available the world over and all are hatchbacks.

Used Skoda Octavia Hatchback 5dr Cars
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donno if has been posted or not still posting it (all prices ex showroom delhi)

MOdel Swift Model Punto Model Hyundai i20

Lxi 3.99 Active (P) 3.99 Magna 4.80

Vxi 4.36 Dynamic(P) 4.66 ---------------

Vxi(abs) 4.55 Emotion (P) 5.06 Asta 5.60

ZXi 5.15 Emotion+ (P) 5.61 Asta(0) 5.82

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MOdel Swift Model Punto

Ldi 4.67 Active(D) 4.85

vdi 5.01 Dynamic(D) 5.16

vdi(abs) 5.19 Emotion (D) 5.56

Emotion+(D) 6.11


*All the prices are according to the prices given in their respective official site

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In my knowledge neither SKODA Superb nor Laura are hatchback they are sedans, even if we speak technically by design language its a NOTCHBACK and not a hatchback. The only hatchback Skoda India has is the Fabia.

Fellow BHPians please shed some light.

i agree with you . what that dude must be refering to is the estate versions of the skoda cars.

they are not hatchbacks. sorry for reply.
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This thread has gone beyond what I expected. Its grown more than three times in a matter of hours and I had to almost give up reading all posts.

Way to go Fiat, you guys have done the unthinkable. Now lets get the service backup house in proper shape and we will take you to the largest manufacturer's league
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Forget the 0-100 timing figures of the GP. If the 0-40 timing of pages in this thread is any indication then Fiat is well and truly in for a grand revival in India. They have already pulled up an ace trick as far as pricing is concerned. My only grumble is the 5.4 mtr turning radius of the car.

Secondly, after preparing for almost 6 months, Fiat should have been able to launch the car on the same day all over India. The Fiat dealers in Guwahati still don't know much about the launch here. Two demo cars are supposedly in transit.

I'm afraid the first few customers will have long waiting periods. This may in turn adversely affect Fiat because the general customer might feel, "we are here to give Fiat a chance but they are acting pricey".
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My only grumble is the 5.4 mtr turning radius of the car
Yes. Too big for a small car. It is 5.5m in linea. Thats a headache.
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