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Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by rohitjha, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. rohitjha


    Fiat is going to say TATHASTU to every need of an indian small car buyer. (3.4 to 4.5 lk segment)

    These days everyone wants to make a small car. If you don’t have a small car under your portfolio, you are nobody in the auto market.
    A similar ambition has been undertaken by Fiat as the top boss Mr. Rajeev Kapoor earlier announced about an Alto competitor in works for 2012. In his speech he said -
    It will be an all-new car, nothing to do with any of our other models and will be priced aggressively. It will compete with the Alto and will have a one-litre engine. The new car will be an India-specific one, made in India, made for India, keeping in mind the country’s unique terrain and temperatures. Our R&D team is working day in and day out to develop the car that meets consumers’ needs in the best manner. The small car market in India is blazing and there is intense competition. The entry level car space excites us
    The 2012 Palio has been designed in Italy. Key engineering inputs have arrived from Fiat India’s engineers and tested in brasil This will be Fiat’s Palio replacement globally.We are sure Fiat India will avoid using the “Palio” branding.

    1) This new model will borrow design cues from the new Uno, Punto, Panda and palio.
    2) We can bet a million bucks that Fiat will drop a 900 cc Twin Air petrol motor under the bonnet. small efficient Multiair petrol engine probably in a 1.0 liter guise. These engines are immensely powerful for their size thanks to advanced Variable Valve timing. The Palio could also come with the 1.3 liter Multijet diesel .
    Fiat India has confirmed that its small car will have a 1.0-liter petrol engine.
    3) 2012 Palio will be bigger than outgoing model, grown in all dimensions. Palio will be placed below Fiat’s beauty queen Grande Punto.
    4) The car will not have a conventional radiator grill. The intake will be from the area between the fog lamps.
    Fiat Palio sports front grille is thinner but chrome garnished grille above front bumper similar to Fiat punto evo andthe bottom portion retains the looks of its predecessor, the current Palio.
    5) 2012 Fiat Palio’s headlights are similar to that of Grande Punto in concept but Palio headlights sport dual reflectors, and bigger in size.
    6) The belt line of new Palio and current Punto are at same height.
    7) the rear seat comfort on the Novo Palio will be good.
    8) The door handles on the test mules were from the current Palio.
    9) The glass area is more, so occupants will have more light and visibility.
    10) The tires, as expected, are skinny.
    11) The interiors here is undergoing a complete overhaul.
    12) The AC vents will no longer be square.
    13) The steering wheel sports a chunkier grip and a modern two-tone, three spoke design.
    14) The roofline doesn’t slope and hence the rear passengers will have ample headroom
    15) The tail lamps will be miniature versions of the Punto‘s.
    16) The slanted tail gate and sharp tail lamps take its structure one step further towards the New Grande Punto.

    The 2012 Palio, according to reliable reports, has been built on the Novo Uno platform..
    Is is reported that Italian car manufacturer reducing the cost of spare parts for the Fiat Palio by a huge margin in India.
    It is also stipulated that the engines of the new Palio will abide by the Bharat Stage IV emission norms.
    The car is expected to carry forward the same price tag of Rs 3.45-4.5 lakh as the current Palio.

    Possibility of platforms being shared between Fiat and Tata Motors, so this vehicle could form the underpinnings to the compact hatch which Tata will launch in the coming years to fill the gap between the Nano and the Indica Vista.
    The 2012 Palio is expected in India during the next edition of the Auto Expo and work is progressing quickly in Brazil where lot of its development is taking place.
    Fiat should perhaps run a buy back scheme for Palio owners when the new Palio hits showrooms. They could use Palio customers as a launchpad by offering the replacement model with attractive offers and schemes. This could help Fiat clear up the old and forgotten Palio from streets and perhaps give another reason for existing Fiat customers to buy another one. The Palio badge needs to be tossed out of the window, very importantly.


  2. FastLove

    FastLove Superiore

    Linea 1.4
    My second Fiat :)

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  3. Sumit

    Sumit Superiore


    this is New Palio 2012 which rohit is trying to explain. the interiors are also of this version. If Fiat India brings this car as a replacement of Palio and place is below Punto, they have a real winnner on hand. provide they know how to market it properly and not leave it to tata for sales and promotion.

  4. rohitjha


  5. Oh Man ! this car looks damn gorgeous. FIAT, bring it fast, but with a new name.
  6. deepakhon

    deepakhon Amatore

    If the car is anything like what is shown in the picture, I will have to replace my Palio with the new one.
  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    I doubt whether Fiat will launch the new Palio in India. From the Rajeev Kapoor's text, they are looking to compete with Alto, which means that the price bracket should be in the range of 3.25-3.75. This new car for India will definitely be smaller than Palio.

    Input from some sources - <http://www.wheelosphere.org/fiat-india-small-car-launch_1057/>


  8. gautamkhadse

    gautamkhadse Regolare

    this car looks plain awesome .. even better than punto .. absolutely love this !I think we'll finally have to add Palios and Unos to our group officially !
  9. rohitjha


    interiors and production pics






  10. rohitjha


    new fiat siena (sedan version ) 2012 based on new palio 2012
    will be launched soon
    designed in italy
    Key engineering inputs have arrived from Fiat India’s engineers
    according to indian customer wishes
    tested in brasil
    made for india



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