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Old 21st June 2010, 10:56   #391
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The exteriors are only distinguished by 16" wheels (shod with Apollo Aceleres 205/65/16) and a sleek rear spoiler (I didn't like it in the first look but maybe it will grow on me with time - I love the clean looking rear end of the current linea). Sadly no pictures as was requested not to click.
Vow! 205/65/16 is a really big size (even bigger than SX4, which is 205/60/16). If this is correct, then may be Linea T-Jet will have better GC than current Linea. Current Linea has 195/60/15 tires, which means Outer Diameter of 615mm, whereas T-Jet with the above mentioned tires will have the OD of 672.9mm, which is really big.

So is this Fiat's answer to the GC concerns of the prospective Linea buyers?
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I believe the tire size to be 205/55/16 instead of 205/65/16 as the 55 profile with the 16 inch wheels still increase the GC by about 5 mm.
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ACI July issue seems to have a first drive report on Punto 90 bhp. Anyone got a hand on that yet?
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Yes it has first drive in July issue.
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We start off with the India-bound Chevy Sail saloon and reveal the new models GM plans to bring in from its China operations. Plus:
20 pages of crackling news: VW Vento’s Diwali debut, Swift enters Guinness Book of Records and new Suzuki Swift rolls out, Tata’s rival to Mahindra Axe, Nissan’s Micra gameplan, mini Outlander revealed, new Corolla diesel, Nano rolls out of Sanand plant, VW under pressure to meet Polo demand, DC Design treatment for i20 and Fortuner.
New VW Jetta: First info, first pictures
First drives: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Fiat Grande Punto 90HP, Tata Indigo e-CS

What is our own GTO doing these days, testing Punto 90hp ?

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Yes it has first drive in July issue.
First drives: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Fiat Grande Punto 90HP, Tata Indigo e-CS
Wow! Atlast something I can show to my wife to prove that the Punto 90hp really exists and is not a figment of my imagination!

Is there some info in the issue about the expected pricing as well?

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They have called it the Punto 90HP and it doesn't look like the Sport on the cover. Wow! Can we read something into that? I need to get that ACI issue on my hand ASAP.


Please Fiat, upgrade the entire Punto range with the VGT and not only a Punto Sport variant.
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Anybody seen July 10, Auto Car issue they have done the first drive of new Fiat Punto.

First drives: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Fiat Grande Punto 90HP, Tata Indigo e-CS
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Wow! Atlast something I can show to my wife to prove that the Punto 90hp really exists and is not a figment of my imagination!

Is there some info in the issue about the expected pricing as well?
I haven't got a copy yet, once get it will know.
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Anybody seen July 10, Auto Car issue they have done the first drive of new Fiat Punto.

First drives: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Fiat Grande Punto 90HP, Tata Indigo e-CS
I have bought the July 2010 copy of the Auto car issue. Will post the excerpts once I get back home from office.
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Finally! This is really great news. The SP from a local showroom has been after me to buy the 75BHP Punto when I told him I wanted to wait for the 90BHP one. He was trying to convince me telling me that 'NOBODY' knows when it will come.
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We all know how turbos work. The exhaust gases from the engine pushes the vanes of the turbo to rotate it and which inturn gives additional torque (rotational force) to the flywheel of the engine.
Sorry Sir, Exhaust gases from the engine run the turbine which is coupled with a compressor, which in turn compresses the intake air into the manifold.

It increases the volumetric efficiency of the engine rather than supplying power to the flywheel of the engine.

Everything else was nicely explained in lay man's terms. Kudos for that.
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Finally! He was trying to convince me telling me that 'NOBODY' knows when it will come.
Probably he is telling the truth! Test drive doesn't mean that the product is going to be launched in next few weeks. It may take months also!! (Hopefully not years). I am bold all over by Punto and bring it on Fiat soon.
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Linea T-jet was caught testing on Pune-Shirdi Highway!
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autocar says the expected price is 6.8 lakh but the difference in acceleration is marginal in the city .the major difference is felt when it is driven on highway .
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Just read the Autocar piece on first drive of 90 BHP VGT Punto. Disapponting. They say the in gear figures are more or less the same as regular Punto. However 0-100 time is around a second and a half less less and 0-120 is 3.4 seconds lesser than the regular Punto. So if you drive it flat out, then its better.
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