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Fiat cars moving out of the mass-market in Europe to focus mainly on the Panda and the 500 range

Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by gazgotta, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. acechip

    acechip Superiore

    Looks like Fiat is pulling off a Boeing 787 Dreamliner/Airbus A350 XWB, albeit in small parts. But the dent repair will be quite costly, unless all cars adopt this in future. And there is also the question of whether dented polymer parts retain their former natural strength after repair.
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  2. asimpleson

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    Perhaps on Bajaj Rickshaws at first would be the best candidates to test them out. Then the Nano too, with gasoline FE jump to 40kmpl.. :happy: with an added ecological benefit of more efficient burning. For safety providing nothing more than those rubber bumpers on dodgem cars.. :woot::wacky:
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  3. prabhjot

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    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/fiat-chrysler-begin-new-european-push-suvs

    Autocar UK, like its Indian franchise, is a reviewer of debatable quality and even ethics, but, like its Indian avatar, is reputed for getting its 'serious'/'sourced' news journalism right.

    PS or PM: Can you wait till, what?, 2017, @acechip , for one or who knows two of these splendid and hopefully available (and affordable) CUV/SUV-s? Sync your post-Linea timing with FCA India's 'slowtime'?:cool::p
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  4. prabhjot

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    http://www.fcamelfiplant.fiat.com/

    A 'virtual tour' of the state of the art plant at Melfi, Italy where the 500X and the Jeep Renegade are being manufactured, for exports as much as for sales in Europe (both seem good-to-great already, and its only been 1-2-3 months since their launch/availability.
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  5. acechip

    acechip Superiore

    The question is "When" , sir ? IF you can bring your considerable knowledge of all things Fiat to predict this trillion-euro question, that would be really helpful!
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  6. prabhjot

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    Why in the voluptuous fullness of time, of course! :D

    But given the time it takes to design, develop and test, and then localize new vehicles (the Jeep c-suv, the Jeep and/or Fiat b-suv below 500x and Renegade, a possible Fiat C-suv) i'd say the first of any such vehicle localized in India albeit for exports can only be expected at the earliest in late 2017?

    Unless the Renegade and/or 500X come first (unlikely imo).
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