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Old 30th March 2017, 07:57   #76
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Fiat India is running in 'skeleton' staff mode, X6H and S is strictly for 'window shopping' only for Indians, I guess! They'll be concentrating on the Jeep brand. Nothing short of a miracle can save FIAT India: great products and worst management. If someone really steers FIAT India to a success, he'd be called an Indian Iacocca.

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Fleet of Fiat X6H on test,

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Nothing short of a miracle can save FIAT India: great products and worst management. If someone really steers FIAT India to a success, he'd be called an Indian Iacocca.
I think even an average business mind can steer Fiat in the right direction, lets look at what their current business model has been in India :

1) Unveil a "new" car on average once every 2 decades.
2) Update//facelift the model after a decade.
3) License their patented engine design to other manufacturers and earn royalty from each sale. Leverage production by sharing facilities with TATA.

The above method works, obviously, in the revenue thread Fiat seems to earn close to 10% profit, much higher than other brands who do so much of hard work of marketing, appointing brand ambassadors, awareness camps etc etc. Fiat does NONE of it, saves money and gets the bottomline.

Now if they were to indeed care about higher sales are lower margins they'd have to :

1) Break the 4th dimension, warp reality and *gasp* introduce updated, post-2010 models and engines to India.
2) Open more service stations and dealerships (there will be a healthy % of them exiting each month so they need to be more on their toes).
3) More marketing - that means television ads, paper ads, awareness campaigns and making the brand relevant again, needs a big budget (100+ crores)
4) STAY PUT.

These strategies may help them boost sales but their profitability percentages will look more like Fords - minus 6% as compared to the plus 10% of today. I think the Agnelli family are happy to push back into their chairs and smoke cigars, seeing what India is in terms of revenue for them.
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Fiat ARGO is the name of the Hatch X6H - Punto's replacement.

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ARGO. This is the name of the newest release of Fiat. A car thinking from scratch, in each of its details. The most complete premium hatch that consolidates the new moment of the brand in Brazil. With a lot of comfort and technology, you'll discover new senses, experiences and pleasures. Hold on!
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FIAT ARGO to debut in May -17 in Brazil.

This hatchback with a wheel base of 2.5m the ARGO will replace both Punto and Palio in Brazil.
The ARGO is based on the European hatch Fiat Tipo which in turn is built on the Jeep Renegade platform.

Entry level version will have three-cylinder 1.0 engine Firefly, with 77 HP, and Firefly and four cylinder 1.3 109 HP with manual transmission and Dualogic automated.

Higher variants the Essence and Sporting versions with the 1.8 engine e.Torq Evo of 139 HP, with manual transmission or six-speed automatic.
Among the equipment, one can expect multimedia central, start-stop system and stability control, among others.

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This is not an Euro NCAP test nor remotely related.

Test drive car, FIAT ARGO takes on Toyota Corolla head-on.

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Both drivers suffered injuries without gravity, being that the driver of the Corolla came to be trapped in the wreckage, being rescued by the fire department. Both were taken to medical and dismissed.
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Fiat 2nd teaser to ARGO- Shows its logo and explains the name!

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The name Argo refers to the Greek myth of Jason And to the Argonauts who traveled aboard the Argo, built by the demigod Argos under the guidance of the goddess Athena. After fulfilling its mission, Argo was consecrated to Poseidon and became the Constellation of Argo
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Here is the Steering wheel and cluster of the project X6H,
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The dials are Alfa-esque !
Search for interior pics of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and you'll see...

P.S: With sales dwindling across the board, Fiat India needs to be revamp their portfolio in India, in a hurry !

Cheers !

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First teaser of FIAT ARGO,

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Fiat ARGO starts shedding off its clothes as its unveiling approaches!

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Second teaser to FIAT ARGO- Knowing Italian is not a must to enjoy it.

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Fiat Argo 2018 with virtually no camouflage in the yard of the factory of Betim (MG).

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Fiat 2018 will be offered with the Argo 1.0 and 1.3 Firefly and the e.Torq 1.8 EVO. The model will be marketed in versions 1.0 1.3 1.3 Drive, Drive, Drive, 1.8 GSR (Essence), at-6 1.8 (Essence), 1.8 (Sporting) and at-6 1.8 (Sporting). 1.8 versions should have another name.
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The Drive version 1.0 will come equipped with air conditioning, electric steering, 14 wheels with Hubcaps, front electric Windows, electric lock and key Pocket knife. Version 1.3 adds Start & Stop system, traction and stability controls and automated GSR Exchange option. For version 1.0 Drive the security system will be offered as optional
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The Essence and 1.8 1.8 versions Sporting will come standard with traction and stability controls, Start & Stop system, electric Windows on all four doors, alarm and light-alloy wheels. The Multimedia Center will be optional for all versions
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Drive options are equipped with engines 1.0 and 1.3 FireFly. The propellant 1.0 yields 72 HP power to 6,000 rpm and torque of 10.4 kgfm at 3,250 rpm when fueled with gasoline and 77 BHP 6,250 rpm and torque at 3,250 rpm 10.9 kgfm with ethanol in the tank. With the 1.0 engine will always be the five-speed manual.

Already the 1.3 Firefly has 101 HP 6,000 rpm power and torque of the 3,250 rpm running 13.7 kgfm with gasoline and 109 BHP 6,250 rpm and torque of the 3,500 rpm 14.2 kgfm with ethanol. In the case of the currency exchange will be 1.3 thruster the five-speed manual and automated GSR also of five positions
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The e.Torq engine that will power the Fiat Argo Essence versions 1.8 and Sporting will have power of 130 cv to 5,250 rpm and torque of 18.4 kgfm at 4,500 rpm when fueled with gasoline. With ethanol in the tank, the power is 132 HP to 5,250 rpm and torque of the 4,500 rpm kgfm 19.
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Fiat ARGO nearing launch,

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More pics of ARGO as debut date closes in, to go on sale in June.

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Production of FIAT ARGO at the Fiat Brazilian factory- Betim (MG)!

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