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Old 12th January 2006, 16:55   #31
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Because I still have my doubts over Fiats existence in India. And will feel secure with a 5 lac purchase only if Tata is backing the product.

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Hey, So I guess u better get ready to own the hottest hatch in India very shortly . I too wud luv to get my GTX painted with their original red, maybe head to Autopsyches garage some time this year for a paint job !!

Can't wait for another member getting behind the wheels of the beauty.

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Old 12th January 2006, 17:19   #32
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Good news there !

But i was thinking if they would also revive Palio D ? This would bring some serious competition with indica..
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Old 12th January 2006, 17:23   #33
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Oh no. They wont. They may re-engineer the existing Indica diesels though.
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Old 12th January 2006, 17:47   #34
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IMO Tatas are looking at options at bettering their diesel stable, no doubts there. However they are in no undue hurry. The reason is that although Maruti will come out with their own diesel range by this year end the pricing will not be much of a headache for the Tatas.

Swift diesel will definitely be priced higher than the Petrol versions. That will mean Swift will take on the Indigo on the pricing front. So the volume car Indica only has to bother with the WagonR. Now, to make a diesel version of the WagonR a lot of strengthening will need to be done to make it handle properly. Moreover the diesel has to anyhow cost higher than the Petrol. Moreover since the technology is from Fiat the royalty payments will also be involved. Now considering that the Petrol WagonR costs close to 4L I do not think the diesel version will be that cheap either...

Now, this is all conjecture at this stage, but one that looks pretty possible. But then who knows...
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Old 12th January 2006, 18:18   #35
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and whatever happens to FIAT! ?

well, somehow the quality of FIAT is better than TATA! i wud hate a good car like the FIAT Punto if it ever goes to TATA's hands! the new Palio looks real nice!
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Old 13th January 2006, 14:00   #36
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The EcoTimes online has the headline 'Tata, Fiat unveil Grand Punto', though no details inside

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/
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The EcoTimes online has the headline 'Tata, Fiat unveil Grand Punto', though no details inside
Here is the link....http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/1370813.cms
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Old 13th January 2006, 14:12   #38
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Punto Grande is one good looking car. Anyways, something is going on. Maybe in a matter of few more hours, we might get more details.
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had read about the fiat-tata tie up a couple of months back, hpe fiat can make it this time around.

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http://www.itv-motoring.com/features...40.asp?image=1
oooooooooh! I'd pay for that one. sweetness gracious me!
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Hope the name changes in India. At least in TamilNadu ;-)

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Here is the official annoncement.

http://tatamotors.com/our_world/pres...05&action=Pull
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This atleast gives me a hope that I can buy another Fiat in the future other than the current models.
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Great news .... looking forward for Tata Service for my Petra
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No news about Punto though in the official announcement
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