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Abarth Punto/Avventura T-Jet -Launched

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by ramjn, Dec 11, 2014.

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  1. asimpleson

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  2. prabhjot

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    That's the reason for my hopes that this engine is as much or more for exports than for Indian Lineas/Evo-s/Avventura-s: that way MultiAir 'e-vvt/i-vvt' comes here. Don't know about costing etc, though, and, really, given the diesel-bias in India as well as what the competition offers and at what price it is totally unnecessary in its 1.4 t-jet form in this market. If I am not wrong they are no longer offering the 105 hp Fire multiair in Europe anymore on the 500X/Renegade/500L: it's the t-jet multiair only now, i believe?
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  3. avi_loveindia

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  4. Saket Sidana

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  5. Sailer_Punter

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    Silhouette looks sexy and the engine will be hot!! Surely the recipe for a super model..
  6. Whencut86

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    I remember Ramkay Fiat sales guy telling me about this coming in May-June. But they had Avventura coming soon in their website for days together. Can't predict how soon it will come.
  7. acechip

    acechip Superiore

    I cant imagine who would be responsible for "selling" the Abarth in the showroom. The average sales person goes:

    C (Customer): " Whats the torque "
    SP(Salesperson): "Around 250 hai sir"
    C: "What? In the brochure it reads 200"
    SP: " Rahega shayad- Mujhe bhi exactly pata nahi"
    C: "Does it have turbo lag below 2000 rpm"
    SP: "Aise to kuch nahi hai sir, aap chalake to dekhiye"
    C: "Abarth kit lagaya hai engine pe ya pura yahin manufacture kiya hai"
    SP " 2 min rukiye sir. Aap ke saare queries mere ek Team Lead hai, woh clear karenge. Actually woh aaj meeting mein hain, aur main yahan Punto dekhta hoon. Unko phone karke aapse baat karvata hoon"

    Customer::banhappy::banghead:
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  8. Saket Sidana

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    @acechip, Abarth, Renegade and other high priced models would have different dealers I guess. Now which dealer would invest so heavily in high priced Fiats is another question...
  9. shams

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    ^^ I came to know from one of the Fiat dealers that Abarth would be sold from Fiat showrooms. Jeeps will have separate showrooms though.
  10. acechip

    acechip Superiore

    I am not surprised. Products like Abarth need a completely different marketing and branding flair, for we Indians do not have the taste, to be honest. ITs not about good or bad, but there is something in our collective DNA that makes us enjoy the Marutis and Hyundais , long for Mercedes and loathe Fiats. (Anything with flair).
    So I see every chance of these products fall victim to a flawed end-sales process like I described above. Heck, how many dealers even know about Abarth ?
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