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Old 19th September 2011, 11:27   #196
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MSIL is producing the 1.3 DDIS under licence from FIAT in Manesar. So, even if it wants, FIAT can't turn the tap off. While MSIL is in talks to buy engines from FIAT as it does not want to make fresh investments in setting up Diesel engine capacity till there is clarity on the govt policy, there are other manufacturers from whom the technology can be sourced. The PSA is one of these groups.

I believe FIAT will do much better in India as a supplier of engines to other manufacturers tan as a car producer.
exactly . you answered the original question yourself wrt to survival . So MSIL doesn't make any changes to the fortune of FIAPL .They can source technology from PSA etc but will those engines be as fuel efficient as current one is the question they need to have answer before doing that. As for turning of TAP off goes, can't comment as i don;t know the legalities in the deal.

As for second point goes, FIAT is already selling engines and earning from it. don;t know what made you that they should stay away from selling cars .

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OT:Not sure why people making so many nioses for a company who can't even make Diesel engines on their own and ride on borrowed fortune.

IMO the very 1st thing FIPL should do if they can't operate different service center, they should properly train TATA Motor guys on Fiat cars, the different engineering and specification. The same person who works on indicab and then tries his hands on Linea will find it very difficult to manage without proper training.
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I was dreaming of Brand Stores and some new models from FIAT. But...

Fiat India wont launch any new car model till 2013-14, says CEO
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I was dreaming of Brand Stores and some new models from FIAT. But...

Fiat India wont launch any new car model till 2013-14, says CEO
For me it makes sense. They are still struggling to sell and what they need now is a image makeover. Launching new models will further incur more loss for them with the current state of sale.
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IMO the very 1st thing FIPL should do if they can't operate different service center, they should properly train TATA Motor guys on Fiat cars, t
I personally don't think having separate service centres and dealerships for FIAT will be a great decision financially, judging by the number of FIATs on the road and the dwindling sales. Having separate teams at the same Service Centre is a better idea.

I would rather have sub-par service for my car at a Tata-Fiat Service Centre than have a barely-there FIAT exclusive service network where ASC owners are always on the verge of closure due to lack of profits.

That does not mean Fiat should do nothing to improve its after sales service or even its sales.
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Saw the new Fiat ad on TV today, looks like they have changed their agency for good.
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Any insiders of Fiat here who can confirm whether 1.6MJD Linea will be coming along this Diwali?

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Any insiders of Fiat here who can confirm whether 1.6MJD Linea will be coming along this Diwali?

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A big no to this, they are not even comming in 2012.
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A big no to this, they are not even comming in 2012.
Any specific link that you can share on this. Will help me to decide whether I book the 1.3MJD this week or wait out.

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Any specific link that you can share on this. Will help me to decide whether I book the 1.3MJD this week or wait out.

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Fiat India wont launch any new car model till 2013-14, says CEO

No new models as of now.
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Ya thats for sure no new model. But it did hint on refreshes of existing models. Hence my confusion. Adding a new engine wouldn't be considered a new model, right?

Here's a bit of extract from the interview

"Kapoor said that the company's range of cars had a lot of potential which the company so far has not been able to exploit. We would look to refresh the look of these cars so that the newness comes out and of course a new product has to come, he said."

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Any specific link that you can share on this. Will help me to decide whether I book the 1.3MJD this week or wait out.

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Have a friend working Pune plant, so no link as such but for sure no plans as far as he knows.
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Have a friend working Pune plant, so no link as such but for sure no plans as far as he knows.
Hmm.. Here's the reason I am getting excited on this -

Check out this post and the following posts to that

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2502040 (Silver Streak Linea :))

Can you get your friend to do some snooping please

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Hmm.. Here's the reason I am getting excited on this -

Check out this post and the following posts to that

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2502040 (Silver Streak Linea :))

Can you get your friend to do some snooping please

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This news floated last year, and actually there were 3 Linea 1.6 doing road tests, and one in Bangalore, but then something changed and no information was available, I saw the post you mentioned, but he too doesn't have a solid news; You can try your luck with any dealer that you are interested in booking a Linea and only if that is 1.6, else you will go to soem other brand, check what they say about it.
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This news floated last year, and actually there were 3 Linea 1.6 doing road tests, and one in Bangalore, but then something changed and no information was available, I saw the post you mentioned, but he too doesn't have a solid news; You can try your luck with any dealer that you are interested in booking a Linea and only if that is 1.6, else you will go to soem other brand, check what they say about it.
These dealer folks are really tight lipped and most of the times do not know anything about new releases. Unless somebody has inside information, its very difficult to know.

I am a bit positive on this news by aks_karthik because he has interacted with a hell lot of Fiat folks for his Linea from day 1 and somebody there would have given his this info.

But ya there is no end to my confusion of waiting or not.

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