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Fiat studying Indian market to introduce commercial vehicles

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by hpmadan, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. hpmadan

    hpmadan Timido

    Fresh from announcing its plans to launch the Jeep and Abarth brands in India, Italian car maker Fiat SpA, is now considering opportunities to enter the fast-growing light commercial vehicle segment in the Indian market, Business Standard reports.


    We are studying opportunities in the LCV segment. A final decision has not been made yet, but we are looking at how to bring products from Fiat Professional at competitive price points to the Indian market,” said Enrico Atanasio, Managing Director, Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt Ltd.

    While the slowdown in the domestic economy and a ban on mining lowered demand for medium and heavy commercial vehicles, sales of LCVs rose 15.61 per cent to 378,509 units between April and December, driven by need for products for last mile transportation.

    Tata has been riding on the success of the Ace and recently sold the one-millionth Tata Ace on November 8th. Mahindra, Force Motors and Piaggio have entered this segment in the last few years.

    Looking at the commercial vehicle portfolio of Fiat, a model smaller and a lot cheaper than the Strada has to be developed if there is interest in volumes from the sub 1.5-tonne segment.

    The Doblo can compete with the likes of the Nissan Evalia and the Ashok Leyland Stile, while the Ducato can take aim at the Force Traveller. Meeting price targets is a daunting task as many rivals are designed and put together on a shoe-string budget, are based on outdated platforms and tooling, and cater only to the Indian market and don’t have to meet international safety or emission standards.
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  2. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

    Now if the above shown pic is a FIAT website (international) i would say a similar eye catchy is really needed for the indian pathetic version.
  3. Nidhi_Verma


    Nice post I like it. There are many kinds of commercial vehicle but I prefer AMW commercial vehicle.
  4. Surya

    Surya Superiore

    Namma Bengaluru
    Does FIAT manufacture Trucks/buses as well..?
  5. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Yeah shud get one soon as they have launched the Foriono in kuwait and are selling in good Numbers, the price is only KD.2750.000 where as the price for Peugeot is 3500.000 and Citroen is 3350.000, they have hit the right spot in Kuwait.
    Hope they launch the same but with a competitive price

  6. Arkin

    Arkin Amatore

    Passenger Vans would be wonderful, panel vans could affect the brand perception further.
  7. amit

    amit Superiore

    Navi Mumbai
    IVECO is Fiat's commercial vehicle brand that manufacture's truck's and buses.

    Irisbus - City

    Budget 2013 has allotted Rs.14,874 crores to JNNURM which is double the amount of 2012-13. Most the funds will be used to procure 10,000 buses across the country. Bus maker's like Tata, Volvo and even Scania stand to gain from this. As usual, Fiat is missing as it's too late to join the 'party'.

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