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A timeline of Fiat cars coming to India this year

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by viveksonkhla, May 18, 2015.

  1. viveksonkhla

    viveksonkhla Amatore

    Noida, India
    Linea T-Jet
    The journey of Fiat in India so far has not been as good as the company would have liked. The Italian manufacturer is now trying hard to play catch up. After launching a refreshed 2014 Linea and the Punto Evo the company also introduced its crossover cousin, the Avventura. The company also claims to have looked into its after-sales service issues and come July 2015, Fiat India plans to go all guns blazing.

    July, 2015: 595 Competizione Abarth
    As per our sources, Fiat will begin by launching the 595 Competizione Abarth in July this year. The car features a 1.4-litre T-Jet unit with a fixed geometry turbo that produces a healthy 160PS at 5,500rpm and 230Nm of torque at 3,000rpm in Sport mode. In our review, we found the AMT transmission on the car to be a bit of slow shifting. At the time of launch, we hope that Fiat offers an optional manual transmission as well.

    August/ September, 2015: Punto T-Jet
    Next in line is the Punto T-Jet that will be launched by August or September. Hot hatch lovers rejoice! The new T-Jet will, reportedly, produce 135PS. To put things into perspective, the Polo GT TSI produces 105PS. The Fiat Punto T-jet was snapped recently and the pre-production car does not look any different than the Punto Evo Emotion spec, save for the alloys. We hope that Fiat tweaks the looks to match the potential go. An aero kit, racing stripes or the likes would certainly help draw the enthusiast. The current 1.2-litre FIRE engine in the Punto does make the car feel underpowered and the T-Jet engine should do justice to the ride and handling prowess of the hatchback.

    October, 2015: Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The other big launch would be the much delayed launch of the Jeep brand in India by the festive season in October. Fiat was going to launch the brand last year but decided to put it off since it felt that market conditions were unfavourable at that time. Our road test of the almost five metre long Grand Cherokee received a lot of inquisitive attention that simply testified our nation's love for SUVs. The Jeep Grand Cherokee's 3.0-litre V6 diesel produces 240PS and 580Nm. Fiat may also look to introduce the Jeep Renegade to cater to the compact SUV buyer.

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  2. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto


    Whats is the source of this information. I was given to understand Fiat had shelved the Jeep launch.
  3. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr
    Hi @godlur

    They had, from all the reports one has followed and heard, indeed shelved it last year since the rupee (like many other currencies) had depreciated so much, but are apparently very much on track, though one doubts the launch of the brand will be quite as early as Diwali: perhaps at the AutoExpo in feb 2016, instead?

    Have you heard otherwise, perhaps from an FCA dealer owner? Very keen to know if you have.
  4. viveksonkhla

    viveksonkhla Amatore

    Noida, India
    Linea T-Jet
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  5. pra.agar

    pra.agar Regolare

    Fiat India just posted this pic in its FB and Twitter page. Fiat 500 Abarth.

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  6. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Hoping to see more Upcomings of Fiats from its stable

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