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Old 22nd April 2010, 10:51   #1
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Default Fiat CEO unveils 5 year product roadmap

FIAT CEO Sergio Marchionne presented the 5 year roadmap for FIAT yesterday. Among other things ( New Ferrari models, Maseratis, Jeeps etc.) What was of prime interest to me was the slide attached below, clearly indicating a refresh for the Linea in 2011. The question is, what will they change? and When will we get it?
Fiat CEO unveils 5 year product roadmap-fiat5yrplanslide012.jpg

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Old 22nd April 2010, 10:59   #2
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The Slide indicates Linea is due for a Major Modification (see legend, below the slide). I guess its the much awaited 1.6 Multijet Diesel Engine

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Doesnt look like this slide is only for India. Even though there will be a major modification done to the Linea, I am not sure it will apply to India immediately. I hope it does. Other than that, I hope they launch the Punto EVO here though (preferrably with 2 doors). That will be quite a looker I am sure as well as a scorcher.

Also, is the Panda slated for launch in India this year?
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are these plans any different than those discussed here (Fiat's future plans for 2010-11 revealed)
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Good news, but who soon it gets in to India is a big ? mark. Fiat has invested heavily into local manufacturing so a refersh may not come into India immediately.
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G.Punto is only upto 2013?
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are these plans any different than those discussed here (Fiat's future plans for 2010-11 revealed)
These are Global plans for the next five years.

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As per the road map the Punto EVO will carry the torch forward. Are they perhaps looking to do away with the GP brand?

Another interesting thing to notice is the "CITYCAR" in the Mini segment. Something perhaps which will make way to emerging markets?

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hope they wont mess up with its look! Is Multi Air available in International Linea?
No plans of Palio! is it discontinued world over?!

What is Only Punto in the graph? previous gen?
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There has been a change of guard at the top level in Fiat. Full story here

The Hindu : Business : Elkann to head Fiat

ROME:The board of directors of Fiat on Wednesday formally named John Elkann, the grandson of historic boss Gianni Agnelli, to the chairmanship of the auto giant, the group said in a statement.
At 34, Mr. Elkann is the group's youngest chairman ever and replaces Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, 62, whom the board thanked for “work accomplished during an especially delicate period in the life of the company.”
Mr. Montezemolo, who will remain on the supervisory board and at the head of Ferrari, decided to step down because he believes he has “fulfilled the task that was assigned to him by the (main) shareholder in May 2004,” Fiat said on Tuesday.
Mr. Elkann was groomed for years by his late grandfather as the future leader of the Fiat group, Italy's largest private employer with a national workforce of some 80,000. He became president of the family holding company IFIL, since renamed EXOR, in 2008.
Mr. Elkann brought into the company Italian-Canadian Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, under whose successful and unorthodox leadership Fiat has weathered the global economic crisis and became a key shareholder of U.S. auto giant Chrysler with a 20 per cent stake.
On Wednesday, Fiat will present its keenly awaited industrial plan for the 2010-14 along with results for the first three months of 2010
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The Punto EVO sounds exciting ! Though i doubt that we will get something like that.
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First they should ensure that the parts are provided to customers properly . If they launch siecento now , it will be a poor strategy . Fiat has been able to build a brand image through linea(somewhat). They will loose the edge by launching a cheap , small car . They have
a golden opportunity at their hands . Fiat must launch croma which will fill the vaccum in suv 's between 10-20 lakhs . It will also be nice to see bravo produced locally , strategically a wise decision. So many fanatics want to own such a stylish , powerfull , well handling hatchback .

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Fiat, PSA forecast to be biggest losers as Europe crisis worsens in 2013

With Europe's new car sales set to fall this year to levels not seen since the 1990s, pressure will increase on automakers' revenues and operating margins. Fiat and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen may be the biggest losers in 2013

Fiat will also suffer because it will remain largely starved of new products this year after CEO Sergio Marchionne delayed investments in new products to conserve cash during the region's sovereign debt crisis

Fiat and PSA could have their credit ratings cut in 2013. This would lead to higher borrowing costs, putting further pressure on their bottom line.





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