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Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by Ravi, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. rajks

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    Guys.. while this is such a great news to me, I am bit confused now about making the New Linea purchase :confused:. Though the exterior of the face lifted Linea didn't impress much the interiors and 1.6 MJD II will be too good to miss. On the other hand I can't wait for 6 more months for my new car and need to take it sooner...
  2. shams

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    didnt find 1.6 MJD for linea specified anywhere but hope "new generation of linea" as mentioned in the news includes 1.6 mjd also!
  3. rajks

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    Facelifted Linea in Turkey is available with three engine options 1.3 Fire, 1.3 MJD 95 HP and 1.6 MJD 105 HP, also they market the orig Linea as 'Linea Classic' :) and the facelfted one as 'New Linea'. The price difference for the base variant of Classic and New Linea is around 60K (thanks Anasayfa)
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  5. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Since the new Linea and the current Linea does not look too different. So selling side by side does not make sense. But with the rumours that the New Linea (new design and Platform) is brought to India then selling side by side makes sense. Cut a few features and price too, to take on the lower segment cars in the market.
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  6. Herbie

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    Fiat to launch Jeep in India in third quarter of 2013 - (Source Reuters)

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    (Reuters) - Fiat SpA and its U.S. unit Chrysler will launch Jeep vehicles in India in the third quarter of 2013, the brand's head said, as the Italian carmaker tries to reboot its Indian venture with an entry into the country's fast-growing SUV segment.
    The off-road pick-ups and luxury SUVs will be the first vehicles from the Chrysler stable launched in India, where Fiat has failed to crack the highly-competitive low-cost segment, and recently split with local sales partner Tata Motors.

    "Our goal is to reach 5 percent market share in the foreseeable future," Mike Manley, Chrysler's President and Chief Executive Officer for the Jeep brand told reporters.

    "We will bring out new products and try to reach that goal. Asia Pacific is the biggest growth market for us," he said.

    Fiat, which took control of Chrysler in 2009, lags behind European and U.S. competitors in high-growth Asian markets, despite first entering India in the 1950s.
    The carmaker sold just 4,717 cars in India during the six months to September, giving it a market share of 0.4 percent. It sells its Punto hatchback and Linea sedan in the country.
    Jeep vehicles are sold in 120 countries across the world, but not in India, Asia's third-biggest car market.
    The carmaker will launch two international Jeep models in India next year, and later, two local models. It plans to sell Jeep through 32 dealers in 25 cities across India, said Enrico Atanasio, Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles India.
    Jeep will compete with Tata and market leader Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd in India, where demand for SUVs has soared over the past year, helped by generous government subsidies on diesel fuel.

    In the first half of the current financial year that began in April, passenger utility vehicle sales rose 55.8 percent year-on-year, while car sales shrank 0.3 percent.
    India's car sales are expected to grow by 1 percent to 3 percent in the financial year that ends in March, according to industry body the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, as high interest rates, sluggish economic growth and rising fuel prices deter buyers.
    Fiat ended a six-year distribution and marketing deal with Tata in May after sales underperformed expectations. (Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Writing by Henry Foy; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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    SOURCE : Fiat to launch Jeep in India in third quarter of 2013 | Reuters


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  7. RajiniHasan

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    As a first milestone, we would like to achieve 5% market share, whether that happens in 2014, 2015, the market will decide. But for sure, we have big ambitions for India," said Manley.
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  8. redbull

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  9. simbio

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    Excerpts from Wall Street Journal report: He said Fiat expects to have about 120 independent dealers by 2013. The company now has three independent dealers, which it plans to expand to 20 by the end of December, and 60 by the end of March next year.

    Guys 20 new dealers by end Dec.....which are the lucky cities ?? Ahmedabad for sure has to wait till March 13.
  10. ramjn

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    Finally, the plans are out. Looks very ambitious. Let's hope that they succeed with their plan.

    "In a very short space of time, we will bring in two brands and we will have 9 new or significantly refreshed vehicles in the market place over a four year period through to 2016." 9 new products over the next 4 years. What would be those 9?

    From Jeep
    - Grand Cherokee (thru CBU?)
    - Wrangler (thru CBU?)
    - New B segment SUV (Will be made in Ranjangaon - 2014-2015)
    - New C segment SUV (Will be made in Ranjangaon - 2014-2015)

    From Fiat
    - New Linea (2014)
    - New Punto (2014)
    - New Hatch (???)
    - New SUV to take on Ecosport (2014)

    What would be the 9th model. I tried to infer from the news. But, no clue. Also, no where in the statement I read that new Linea and old one would be sold together. That doesn't make sense to me too. Let us wait for more updates as there is another meet scheduled for tomorrow with the dealers.

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