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Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by amogh, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. carl_jhonson

    carl_jhonson Amatore

    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    @SwifttoPunto I have visited the FASS 5 times now. Only once the I left their place in 30 mins. Every other time it took 1 hour at the least. So I understand your problem. I have owned a RE in the past and a honda bike now. I wait atleast 1 hour at both the places during service. The Honda dealer has 5 service centers in Chennai and I hear other places are equally bad. They take 4 working days to service a bike! Inspite of all this people keep buying Honda bikes. So IMHO sales is not directly proportional to ASS quality.

    Regarding bill, Fiat service interval is once in a year and MS or Hyundai is once in 6 months. So maintenance might be more or less equal I guess.
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  2. gpunto75

    gpunto75 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Second free service with oil change and all filters change costs 5300 to 5500, same as third free service. Might be your bill is overburdened with some unnecessary work done. Please check service manual for 15000 km.
    Since you were not with the vehicle, they are on a safer side to convince you on anything.
  3. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr

    They WILL have 10 JEEP dealerships in 8/9 cities by year-end, assuredly. It is a rollout: first one in Ahmedabad, a number of others nearing readiness in other cities.

    AND: very many more rolling out in some of the smaller cities through the first half of next year (these last will most likely be, mostly, upgraded current-FIAT dealerships): in preparation for the c-suv/new Compass launch, at prices well-below, version for version, the new Fortuner (or so it seems afa one can make out.)

    Then, in 2018: the new-Punto-based Jeep b-suv (Renegade-like) and/or all-new Fiat models like the 'new Punto'or 'new Avventura' (if they do decide to pursue FIAT further in india.)

    How many JEEP/combined-with-FIAT dealers there will be by the c-suv and/or the b-suv launch: we'll see. BUT in any case: they'll probably cover at least 30-40+ cities, at least, by mid-late 2017 (locally manufactured Compass launch), with 10 by dec 2016. Plus, of course, the exports.

    They're doing this globally (ex-usa, ex-italy, ex-brazil): new JEEP-anchored dealerships and ass centres. Usually combined with Alfa Romeo (mostly) or Fiat (italy and brazil) or Chrysler (china?)

    The ONLY issue and doubt in India is whether FIAT will be deemed essential to dealer-body viability in India, or not, come say end-2018? In which case India may yet get one or two all-new FIAT models (if they can find export volumes-demand for made-in-India Fiats, i think, not otherwise.)

    There will also be third-party, non-dealer ass centres for FIAT, in either case, as is increasingly already the case in many locations, a la RS Motors in Mumbai or DRS motors in Gurgaon etc. Throw in open-market and internet availability of FIAT spares and, whether FIAT stays or is withdrawn, a minimum (how good? DRS and RS Motors in Gurgaon and Mumbai are pretty good/ok and consistent, for eg) after-sales quantity and quality can/will be assured/ensured?

    Win(fca)-win(new Jeep or combined-Jeep-cum-Fiat dealers, and new Jeep owners)-win(current FIAT owners).

    As against the current situation, which is: lose(fca)-lose(current Fiat dealers)-lose(in the medium and longrun: current or new Fiat owners.)
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  4. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Hope so they roll Fiat & Jeep
    Clubbed up together in one shed soon.
    As I have been heard
    Fingers cross ( shud not b a rumor)
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 21, 2016 ---
    Mumbai has lost the sales of Italian beauties
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  5. Krunal Bhatt

    Krunal Bhatt Amatore

    Punto Evo 1.3
    Hope, clubbed showroom starts with Mumbai. That can definitely increase sales of Abarth.
  6. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr
    This is an ongoing GLOBAL rollout of new, higher-end dealerships and aftersales centres, on a renewedly viable and sustainable-for-dealers basis, thanks to the addition of JEEP to FIAT, FIAT Professional, and Alfa Romeo.





    and so on in country after country, including the uk, the usa (Fiat+CDJR, or Fiat+Alfa, or Alfa+Maserati), china (Jeep+Alfa+Chrysler), or Brazil (Fiat+Jeep, Jeep+Alfa), etc.

    Interestingly, just like India, so many countries have all-new heads of FCA appointed, in europe, in australia, and the middle east.

    As i have been posting forever: NOW is when FCA finally has the profitability to fully focus on all-new models, brands and countries, since the focus was till about 2014 totally on the USA market, factories, workforces, brands and models. Now is when the full-scale efforts of globalizing FCA beyond its old core markets (Southern Europe+Turkey, LatAm, N America) hit full-investment and commitment levels (Jeep in europe, latam and asia, Jeep+Alfa+Maserati+Chrysler+Ram in china/japan/australia.)

    The 'delay' has been because the firm is a young one ('FCA' rather than 'Fiat Group') and has been timing the macroeconomic and market cycles, post the great 2008 recession in the usa, then the eurozone crisis in 2010 or so, now the LatAm/Brazilian recession, and so on.

    FCA now has the capital, the growing profitability, the greatly lowered-cost of debt, the properly positioned brands (esp Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati: the global brands) WITH all-new models to live upto the brand-names, made at brand-new/renewed high-end plants, sold in ever higher numbers at new/upgraded/renewed dealerships....

    PS: whether that includes the FIAT brand with all-new models in India, some say 2018, as opposed to just JEEP+(later)AlfaRomeo and/or Chrysler hybrids, is the only remianing doubt/legitimate-anxiety for us?!
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  7. lakshminandan

    lakshminandan Amatore

    North Lakhimpur
    Linea 1.3
    With the launch of VW polo GTI the abarth cousins seems to be much much cheaper and VFM. The launch of polo gti may actually help in increasing the sales of the Abarths as the hot hatch segment is to be more talked about since VW has a good fan following. Most people don't know that there is a brand named Abarth and cannot differentiate between a real hot hatch and a wannabe due to which silly comparisons with polo gt tsi, figo,baleno etc were made. Now that the GTI is launched, FIATINDIA should take this as a welcome opportunity and stir up the market and media by comparisons with GTI which may eventually make the Abarth brand more popular and talked about!
  8. Trilok Chandar

    Trilok Chandar Amatore

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    You are absolutely right @lakshminandan FCA should take a serious step in making up this opportunity in their own favor of Abarth. And also AFAIK Abarth is more VFM than the GTI.
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  9. Raj_pol

    Raj_pol Superiore

    Punto Evo 1.3
    I have an idea - stupid as it may sound. How about FIAT selling a few Abarths - call them special editions maybe around 50 of them with an updated gearbox and fatter tires. They can probably still price it under 20. Oh yes no hideous strips and in the silver color which was shown during the launch.
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  10. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr
    An Abarth without 'hideous stripes' etc is NOT an Abarth: they are integral to the Abarth brand. Yes, even in India. Abarth-s are a seperate brand, they are NOT a 'gt' or gti' or 'st' edition with minimal design/styling changes. As such 'Italian racing' colours (stripes, seat fabrics, dashboard inserts etc) are essential to Abarth-ified Fiats, and always have been.

    Foolish or ignorant buyers may remove them AFTER purchase. What they should do is use a different Abarth colour striping and design, say like the one chosen for the 124 Spider. Of course, there will be exactly 1 or 3 additional people who will buy said Abarth Punto, India-spec! ;-)

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