Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by Ravi, Dec 6, 2012.
Those next 5 Yrs will never come:A
Few interesting details -
Fiat Chrysler plans to launch 12 models in India in the next five years
Will start producing models from the Jeep brand in the country by 2015.
The Abarth brand will make its debut in India this year, followed by Jeep brands next year, with nine models to be locally assembled and the remaining three to be imported.
The group's launch plans starts with the compact SUV Fiat Avventura and luxury compact car Abarth 500 this year
It will also refresh the hatchback Grande Punto and medium-sized sedan Linea this year.
In 2015, the group will introduce Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models from the Jeep brand and Abarth Punto.
The Grand Cherokee and Abarth Punto will be locally produced, while Wrangler will be imported.
Towards the end of 2016, a fresh Avventura based on a new global small platform will be launched along with a mini-SUV from the Jeep stable, both of which will be locally produced.
In 2017, the group plans to launch new models of the Punto and Grand Sienna from the Fiat portfolio and Wrangler and Grand Cherokee from the Jeep brand. Of these, only the new Wrangler will be imported.
The launches will be followed by a fresh Abarth Punto based on a new global small platform in 2018, which will also be locally assembled.
The only achievement of Fiat India seems to be releasing a new 5 year plan every year.
Lol!! & Eventually this generation of FIATians will perish waiting for those 5 yrs.
Jeep launch postponed again to next year is not a good news & no Jeep Renegade to Indian market is disappointing but glad to know that Grand Cherokee will be locally produced & Grand Siena come back in 2017 is a good news.
Just dump this news, Marchionne has promised to Jefferson North Assembly (Detroit) workers that Jeep Grand Cherokee will never be produced outside of this plant, no matter what happens. As usual, rubbish Journalism. At Present, JGC has no other Plant assembly in the whole world other than Jefferson North. They decided it not to locally manufacture in China (where Jeep Brand is experiencing mind-blowing surge in demand despite of being very expensive/import, high taxes like India), forget about India. Also what for? Even Locally built JGC@25 lacs won't produce a volume of 5000-10000 units annual, No chance of break even. India is not developed enough for such vehicles to be locally manufactured.
May be they were referring to Jeep Cherokee. That's a much better option also as it will compete in Captiva/Fortuner category & will be comparatively affordable in the range 10-15 lacs with much advanced technologies. These Indian auto-journalist often take them as one & same vehicle:irked
We need to take this everywhere by preserving as many of the US installations as we can preserve. I mean we have been clear on this. I think Wranglers will not be made . . . as long as it’s on my watch, Wranglers will never be made anywhere outside the US. And I think the other car I’m incredibly affectionate towards is the Grand Cherokee out of Jefferson, so we will fight tooth and nail before anybody gets the right to make that car anywhere else.
In cars which are in-between those two extremes, the likelihood of us being able to maintain national production for export reasons is relatively small. So if we go to China, we’ll have to end up producing the Cherokee, not the Grand Cherokee, in some type of joint venture with the Chinese. We’re discussing now with our Fiat colleagues the industrialization of a Jeep in the Brazilian market, the new installation that is being opened up for 2015.
As per ths image the product plan is very weak, Fiat is planing to replace Linea with grand siena.
No new segment will be explored and no sight of sub 3 lac car. Even in 2017 Fiat will be a 2 car company. It is very disappointing.
This was always the plan, to have 4 models from Fiat's table, in next few years. I don't see any change, except entry of Grand Siena.
^^^ What iss it new in 2016 ??? New Linea / New Avventura ?
Avventura Refresh in 2016 .
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