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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. deepakhon

    deepakhon Amatore

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    I am thinking on very similar lines. Suddenly, Abarth Punto T-Jet seems to be lot more interesting than my Linea T-Jet.
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  2. avi_loveindia

    avi_loveindia Amatore

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    Will there be any visual changes for Avventura Abarth like DRL, projector etc
  3. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

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    As per the autocar quote no visible changes will be to Avventura for abarth tune. But yes, Evo will be changed heavily for abarth version
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  4. avi_loveindia

    avi_loveindia Amatore

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    from July onwards i20 will come up with 5 inch infotainment system ,, Is there any chance Punto/Abarth will come up with that also since recently fiat launched Punto with 5 inch display abroad
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  5. acechip

    acechip Superiore

    Guys lets keep those orgiastic urges of the 135 horses aside. When is Fiat going to do THIS?

    http://www.motoroids.com/news/toyota-india-to-standardize-abs-across-range-in-2016-17/

    Toyota is quietly stealing the perception tag of 'safety conscious' manufacturer. Kind of puts a dampener on the "built like a tank" theme. Of course, the two are really not connected, but Toyota will try to make some capital out of this.And a good thing I say, if some one gets a base, watered down Toyota Etios with a 90 BHP petrol engine, but with dual front airbags and ABS for around 7 lacs. Thats a big deal. You get bigger interior space and boot space than even a Linea.And pliant ride and neutral handling.
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  6. vista7155

    vista7155 Regolare

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    ^ and they are going to put safety stars with crash testing and I hope fiat will do this by 2020 if gov don't force. I hope am expecting to much from fiat
  7. prabhjot

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    @acechip

    It is a great and Jap-company-sponsored illusion to think that 'build quality and weight' is un-related to safety, across different accident/crash circumstances.

    You are right about Toyota peddling safety as virtue: they have to, since the Etios doesn't sell to anyone but taxi-walla-s. It is a great taxi no doubt, though hardly comfortable or silent-enough on longer drives on chopped up roads, for which of course there are Corolla taxis and Innova taxis.

    Was at the Toyota showroom yesterday here in Gurgaon to TD the Camry hybrid with/for a female friend who's car-scouting. They have rather damning images up on a big notice board of the i10, the polo, the nano etc getting crunched, and holding up NCAP-asia as arbitor. Very telling, you might say about the whole notice board.

    You're more optimistic than me if you believe Fiat sales will budge higher because of abs in all variants.

    btw, Toyota dealers knock Fiat and most other dealerships I've experienced (Hyundai, Honda, VW, Tata, even BMW) out of the park: it just exudes trust, busi-ness, 'professionalism', energy, know-how, etc.

    Fiat would be better advised, with the new Jeep dealer appointments, to....appoint as few of the current dealer-owners as possible! The latter do mostly 'get the job done' but just seem to lack the wherewithal to excel in the ways that a more premium brand requires.

    Indian Toyota-s are overpriced mediocrities in every way. Ugly and tasteless too, including the Camry Hybrid. But: the showroom, its staff, its processes......and apparently its ASS, wow! Had earlier checked out the Malad/Link Road Toyota showroom in Mumbai too: same sense.
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  8. Raj_pol

    Raj_pol Regolare

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    @prabhjot
    Exactly and that is what matters for sales. I had connected a friend of mine who had an accident with an Alto with his wife and children. Now looking for a sedan with safety as priority. Fiat Caffe called him once and then there were no follow ups. Considering that Fiat is bottom ranked in terms of sales, a little more than this level of commitment is required. Fiat will probably loose him too as he now wants a car with 6 airbags - guy is shaken a bit and wants all possible safety features. I am saying Eco-sport or the Hyundai Verna is the only one that satisfies all of the same. Again, does not care so much about ride and all. Between the two, I guess Eco sport is better structurally. I wanted him to buy the Linea and he likes the car but the 6 airbags is a spoilsport. Even the new Figo Aspire sedan will have 6 in the top version.
  9. kedarbendre

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    What a morning it was and I got a chance to see test mules of Punto Evo Abarth whichi was followed by Avventura.

    Punto evo had red mirror caps and typical Abarth decals on side profile.

    Spotted it near SNDT College, I was driving towards Kothrud Depot and they were driving towards Deccan so did not get chance to click photos.

    So yes it is coming for sure. A friend confirmed that it is 137bhp running on 87 octane Local grade fuel.
  10. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

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    Any idea about the transmission? Auto or the same manual, if auto is made available, then for sure I will have to look into my finances . 135 hp and auto transmission, too much to resist. :stop:
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