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FIAT to launch sportier Punto in July.

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by M_V, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Andy,

    If it was that simple as remapping the ECU, then they would have offered the choice to existing customers. The point is that remapping alone( if it were true ) comes with certain side effects along with lightning movement. So it was better to create a different segment for people who wanted power. So some expensive embellishment is being done so that the customer is segmented and is treated as one who enjoys bells and whistles and will not complain about nitty gritty matters like fuel consumption. So there is no compromise done by any customers on both sides. You want power take the sport. You want FE, take this normal model. They are both Puntos !!

    Abdul
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
  3. Sumit

    Sumit Superiore

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    what will be the price range? will it be available in trim levels like the active , dynamic & emotion models. what cud be the mileage?
  4. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    alloys are lovely. Engine + turbo needs replacement as this will be a VGT
  5. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Wish they could offer the alloy Swap too:) :razz:

    Abdul,

    I was just talking of the extra horses... U can get that by remapping your ECU... Sort of peting your PUNTO but the FIAT way...
    Yea there would also be other add ons to it like the stickers and alloys change but if a existing customer wants to get that additional horses he can very well do it...
    Also the headlights come with moist black finish and the tail lights come like the EVO version..
    I'll probably change mine once u get spares for it... It looks awesome...

    And off course u get all these add ons at a price... As u said its all for a price and for a customer who doesn't look for FE here and just wants sheer power and performance he goes for the Sport...
  6. Vroom

    Vroom Amatore

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    I thought the launch was June 17?? So is it July? :?

    Vroom
  7. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    i guess so Naveen...
  8. vks

    vks

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    +1 love that alloy!
  9. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Andy,

    Fiats way of peteing (also remapping of the ecu ) the Punto is by supporting it with VGT that may take the strain out of the moving parts. But I guess we can also achieve that by peteing and to be on the safer side , enjoy the vibrant midrange and not strain it on each gear. We have a great tester in Mandeep who rips the cars and tells the story vividly !!

    Abdul
  10. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Yes Abdul... BTW i may not think of peteing my Baby so soon....
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