Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th June 2011, 12:33   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
ghodlur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Thane
Posts: 5,041
Thanked: 2,086 Times
Red face Re: Fiat India prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi413 View Post
The prices were a letdown... after the City reduced prices I was imagining (wishful thinking) at least some price drop in Linea too, to maintain the price gap.
But even with low volumes, at least Fiat is selling a consistent number of cars (Linea + Punto) each month so they might not have felt the need to reduce prices just yet.
Thats right I guess. I feel the reason for not bringing the prices down is because June-July month sales are anyways low for most manufacturers and they will have to start reducing the prices with the festival season onset starting August. So Fiat might as well continue with the same price and get a price correction done later where they might expect substantial volumes to justify the price drop.
ghodlur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2011, 21:14   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: |
Posts: 582
Thanked: 215 Times
Default Re: Fiat India prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi413 View Post
The prices were a letdown... after the City reduced prices I was imagining (wishful thinking) at least some price drop in Linea too, to maintain the price gap.
But even with low volumes, at least Fiat is selling a consistent number of cars (Linea + Punto) each month so they might not have felt the need to reduce prices just yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghodlur View Post
Thats right I guess. I feel the reason for not bringing the prices down is because June-July month sales are anyways low for most manufacturers and they will have to start reducing the prices with the festival season onset starting August. So Fiat might as well continue with the same price and get a price correction done later where they might expect substantial volumes to justify the price drop.
I dis -agree here. Linea is already priced correctly so i suspect if FIAT will ever reduce the prices for linea. They are already throwing in free insurance + 4 years extended warranty,RSA and other tits & bits here & there, which is completely unheard of wrt to honda city. City was always over priced by at least 1 lakh and still it's over priced by at least another 40-50 K In my opinion. considering the equipment level FIAT provides with Linea , IMO it;s complete VFM car when compared to city .
.sushilkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2011, 23:44   #18
BHPian
 
abhi413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 214
Thanked: 101 Times
Default Re: Fiat India prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by .sushilkumar View Post
I dis -agree here. Linea is already priced correctly so i suspect if FIAT will ever reduce the prices for linea. They are already throwing in free insurance + 4 years extended warranty,RSA and other tits & bits here & there, which is completely unheard of wrt to honda city. City was always over priced by at least 1 lakh and still it's over priced by at least another 40-50 K In my opinion. considering the equipment level FIAT provides with Linea , IMO it;s complete VFM car when compared to city .
Point taken. Clearly Honda has reduced the City's price due to market dynamics and competition, in addition to the general goodwill about Diesel prevailing nowadays. But this cut has brought down the gap between the Fiat and the Honda. Forget some of us die-hard Fiat fans, but otherwise the majority of Indian junta perceives Honda as a much better, proven brand w.r.t. Fiat.

While the Linea /Punto have always been VFM, Fiat could've thought of maintaining the price differential between itself and the Honda. As it is they don't sell too much, only about 2k per month combined. At least a price hike NOW is not really justified, even if minimal. As it is steel prices will go down this quarter. Plus some makeover / facelift is expected in the Linea / Punto by Diwali. Hence I am a little surprised at the rationale behind the increased prices.
abhi413 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2011, 10:47   #19
BHPian
 
sarmarishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 424
Thanked: 80 Times
Default Re: Fiat - Punto/Linea prices raised by up to 3k

Any idea about when the new Punto is coming? A friend is looking at buying a diesel hatch and was considering the Punto and Polo. The purchase will be in around 2 months. Can the new Punto be expected by then?
sarmarishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2011, 11:23   #20
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,372
Thanked: 28,299 Times
Default Re: Fiat - Punto/Linea prices raised by up to 3k

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarmarishi View Post
Any idea about when the new Punto is coming? A friend is looking at buying a diesel hatch and was considering the Punto and Polo. The purchase will be in around 2 months. Can the new Punto be expected by then?
No. The Grande Punto in it's existing avatar will be with us for at least another two years.

The Punto facelift is scheduled for 2013, most probably mid-year.
RavenAvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2011, 15:15   #21
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: |
Posts: 582
Thanked: 215 Times
Default Re: Fiat India prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi413 View Post
While the Linea /Punto have always been VFM, Fiat could've thought of maintaining the price differential between itself and the Honda. As it is they don't sell too much, only about 2k per month combined. At least a price hike NOW is not really justified, even if minimal. As it is steel prices will go down this quarter. Plus some makeover / facelift is expected in the Linea / Punto by Diwali. Hence I am a little surprised at the rationale behind the increased prices.
Understood your point buddy, but rising prices needs to be absorbed some where . nobody knows if steel prices will go down or up . we are just judging based on hear say . even if fiat is selling 2k, they are here to earn some profit .

even with this price hike of 2-3 K , they have reduced the price on premium shades by 1 K . so effectively customer is paying just additional 1 K only if he goes for premium color . again price reduction of honda is due to competition and still i am sure they are making good profit . now imagine the profit honda has earned on each car before this price drop .
.sushilkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fiat Linea and Fiat Punto (90 BHP) Owners. Timing chain issue & recall justin.das Technical Stuff 128 5th December 2017 19:56
Fiat Linea front arm rest for Fiat Punto NSK123 Modifications & Accessories 47 15th April 2013 23:34
Fiat Linea and Punto Prices Increased-2010 brar.arsh The Indian Car Scene 118 12th February 2010 12:39
Are these good prices for Tata\Fiat vehicles? Corporate Offer Prices sahakar The Indian Car Scene 15 8th July 2008 23:03


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:39.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks