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Old 17th August 2009, 22:39   #16
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Yummy! But just wondering how will the roles of Palio and Punto differ if Palio is released again. May be Palio will join a class lower than Punto
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Old 19th August 2009, 11:47   #17
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[quote=amit V8;1436538]in which way may i know??

amit, yes I understand that u asked this because the front along with headlamps look like SX4. I personally dont have hatred towards SX4 looks. Further, just check out fiat website for other pictures of Sedici.
And lastly, its real than a picture rendering..
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Rest assured, it will be a very much stripped down version if released. If this gets released, where will Punto run?
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Looks cool. But will this really be in India by 2012???
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The 2nd rendering looks good. But for it to be launched in India, FIAT should still survive in the Indian market till then. Given the way they are going by way of service, it isnt certain!
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Guys I just read an article about Fiat India facelifting The Palio in the next 3 months time
The article is for your reference below.. It also hints of Punto & Linea Price Increase

Mumbai:Italian auto manufacturer Fiat has decided to give its oldest surviving model, the Palio, a facelift and a major marketing push, thereby ruling out any phasing out of the model although it has been in production for over eight years

The company will launch a refreshed Palio in the next three to four months with a “competitive price tag”, according to an executive from Fiat India Automobiles. The existing Palio (base model) is sold at Rs 3.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

In addition, the petrol engines — 1.1 litre, 57 bhp and the 1.6 litre, 100 bhp seen in the existing Palio — may either get upgraded to suit Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms or may get replaced by engines that power another Fiat model, Grande Punto.

The Punto is driven by a 1.2 litre (FIRE) engine that develops 68 bhp of maximum power, as well as a 1.4 litre (FIRE) engine that generates 90 bhp of peak power. The 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine seen in the Palio is already BS-IV compliant and does not require upgradations.

Eleven cities in India will change to BS-IV norms from April 2010 as part of global emission control action aimed at containing harmful gases released by automobiles.

[Although the Palio has become an old model now, it continues to serve our strategic purpose of being the entry level model in our range, while complementing the Punto. It was, hence, essential to infuse some refreshments to the model to keep it under production,” said a senior executive from the company

Though the company preferred to maintain secrecy about the product until its launch, sources say the new Palio may get a new grille and a new dashboard assembly, much on the lines of the recently launched and facelifted Brazilian Palio

Fiat India will thus generate a major marketing push to reignite the demand for the Palio, which has considerably slowed due to fierce competition. Despite the price of the current Palio, considered aggressive, it fails to pull customers looking for other hatchbacks such as Hyundai i10, Maruti Suzuki A-Star and Chevrolet Spark, in a similar price band

Sales of the current Palio are pegged at 250-300 units a month. In contrast, the Hyundai i10 clocks more than 5,000 units a month, according to industry officials

Auto experts say a facelift by the company was expected. “A complete phase-out of the Palio will result in a huge void in Fiat’s model line-up in India, which will be difficult to afford,” said an expert
The existing version of the Palio was launched by the company in April 2007, with an additional and highly efficient diesel engine. The four-seater hatchback was first launched in September 2001. Though initial sales were encouraging, it lost in succeeding years to intense competition, Fiat’s infamous service back-up and also due to car’s fuel guzzling nature

Meanwhile, Fiat India is considering an upward revision of prices for the Punto and Linea after the end of the current quarter. The increase will be made to even out the rise seen in international metal prices and the impact of the euro, which has become costlier for its suppliers

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Old 22nd October 2009, 13:05   #22
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Fiat might have a problem introducing this since it is essentially a Suzuki SX4 Hatch version with 4x4.

I do agree however, that this type of vehicle will be lovely - trouble is that for the most part in India, people somehow prefer cars-with-boots.

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the fiat sedici looks far more appealing.. would be nice to have a more sturdy model like this introduced instead of palio which by the size and looks (and engine) cannot be differentiated from Punto..

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The Italians are known for their love for hatches. So bring it on. Punto, Palio, Bravo..
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Originally Posted by motor spirit View Post
Guys I just read an article about Fiat India facelifting The Palio in the next 3 months time
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all these new launches from Fiat don't translate into step motherly treatment for the owners of retro models of Palio, Adventure Petra etc, as far as spares availability is concerned. In the past couple of weeks, I've read of a few horror stories w.r.t spares availability on several online forums (including T-BHP); just hope that they are aberrations and not a sign of things to come.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 14:05   #25
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The hatch looks wow. But 2012 is too long a wait, with the indian market picking up steam off late , for all you know there will be much better looking cars already in the market by 2012 which may end up making the next gen palio not so attractive. Sooner the better for fiat to try to launch it earlier to get the early bird advantage.
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I went on a trip to Sankeshwar with my friend. We were driving in his Fiat Palio. Unfortunately, the Palio refused to budge when we reached Kolhapur. He just called the Fiat Service number. It was a Monday and the service center apparently remains closed on Monday. But on our request they gave us the service even on a Monday. It took them about one and half hours to reach us but we were stranded in the middle of no where so it was quite a welcome sight to see the service guys there. There follow up on their way to us was very prompt. He checked the palio and said there was some electrical component problem. They offered to tow the car away and repair it in their service station. We had to leave the car with them. They even offered to arrange a taxi back to Mumbai for us but we made our own arrangements. My friend had to go to Kolhapur once again to collect the car after 4 days again. But atleast they got it started. From the last time I asked him about the car, he said they Fiat people didn't do a good job at repairing the car. They replaced the ECM but in the process damaged the injectors. They charged about Rs. 25000. His local mechanic in Mumbai did the job perfectly for much cheaper. But what was important for us was that the Fiat service guys did get us out of the stranded situation.
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The first Pic seems highly improbable.

I liked the second pic though.
The rear looks great too.

But have serious doubts if these concept cars actaully become mass production ones.

If wishes could be horses, would dream of owning this beauty any day.
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Old 28th December 2009, 17:30   #28
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So much inspired by the Bravo, overall fantastic looking.
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Old 28th December 2009, 18:11   #29
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Lightbulb New Palio - Sometime in 2010?

Guys, here is the new Palio for us.
Pics posted earlier here are no way of a new Palio!

Check these out.
Source: allthecars.wordpress.com
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Old 28th December 2009, 20:35   #30
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Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Guys, here is the new Palio for us.
Pics posted earlier here are no way of a new Palio!

Check these out.
Source: allthecars.wordpress.com
Argh! That looks horrible! Looks like they tried stuffing the Linea's front end and the back looks even worse! The front fender looks like it's been lifted straight of a Mahindra/Renault Logan! What have they done!
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