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

  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Fiat to assemble Abarth 500 in India; compete with Mini, Beetle

    Fiat to assemble Abarth 500 in India; compete with Mini, Beetle

    • Italian automaker Fiat, which plans to launch its super premium hatchback Abarth 500 this year in India, is looking to locally assemble the car at its manufacturing plant at Ranjangaon.
    • The 160 HP super hatchback will slog it out with the likes of Volkswagen's Beetle and BMWs Mini Cooper in the niche luxury compact car segment in Indian auto market.
    • We plan to launch Abarth 500 later this year in India.
    • Initially car will be imported a completely built unit (CBU) but later on we plan to locally assemble it at our Ranjangaon plant.
    • The plan to locally assemble the Abarth 500 is to have a competitive pricing advantage, he added.
    • By December this year, we will have a product line up of five vehicles.
    • By 2016 we plan to have nine models in our Indian line up.
    • The company plans to roll out four models till December this year.
    • Apart from the Linea, we will also be launching new version of Punto, Avventura and Abarth 500 during this year.
    • The Linea Classic, which was launched last year, would cater to the low end of C-segment while the soon to be launched new Linea would cater to the high end of the segment.
    • When asked about the launch of sports utility vehicle Jeep in India, Basavanhalli said the model would be introduced as there is some revival of economic situation in the country.
    • Jeep needs to be in this (Indian) market. So when the market comes back it will be here. It will be come as a CBU, so we need to take into consideration other factor like the foreign exchange fluctuations before launching it.
    • Bullish about the compact SUV Avventura, he said: "This will be a global launch of a vehicle designed and developed for the Indian market. We are targeting aspiring Indian and that's why we are positioning it as CUV (compact urban vehicle)."
    • The company is also looking to export the Avventura from India and is currently studying the markets where all it could be exported.

    Source - Fiat to assemble Abarth 500 in India; compete with Mini, Beetle
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  2. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

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    Avventure with Tjet will be rocking!!. I will love to have one.
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  3. Punto Automatic?

    Hi Guys!!

    Are there any plans of Punto Automatic being launched?

    Pavneet
  4. nbvcrao

    nbvcrao Amatore

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  5. Even Fiat will not know what they are going to launch with what and when. Like how an engineering college student preparing for the exam on the exam day morning, FIAT will decide something at the last moment and launch it.
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  6. aruncep

    aruncep Amatore

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  7. nlodoe

    nlodoe

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    Fiat, please re-educate your service part which is lacking far behind. they still have the old habit when it was with TATA. The quality of the work was terrible terrible, they way the handle the vicle, time line. I feel like kill my self as i am a big fan of fiat, but sick of seeing the service center/support.ohhh

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    Nothing gives me better feeling than driving my Punto on Highway. At the same time nothing gives more pain than visiting fiat service center...
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  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    If you can provide details in respective service centers thread, would be more useful.

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  9. vijays777

    vijays777 Regolare

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  10. drknaresh

    drknaresh Amatore

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    I think fiat should should develop a mini muv like ertiga into Indian market. That's very much possible to launch such product since the linea platform and the engine is already there, tried and tested,very potent too. They just need to design a different body and mount it on the existing linea platform. If aggressively planned and executed, they have a winner at hand by dasara/ diwali.
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