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Mumbai-Pune Mega Meet 12th Jan 2014 - Reports and Pictures

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  1. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Congrats to pune-mumbai guys for the mega meet!!
    Nice to see Fiat guys participating in the meet. I am sure some of us would have recorded the question answers with Fiat officials. It would be nice if someone can share that.
  2. Linear

    Linear Amatore

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    So sad I missed it. Never had thought it would turn out to be this big an event.
  3. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Short report of the meet

    Short report of the Meet

    The meet started with Pune members meeting at Sky Moto showroom in Chinchwad. Mr.Mangesh Kodalkar from FIAT flagged off the convoy from Sky Moto. The lazy ones (like me! Was I the only one though?) caught up with the convoy on the Expressway. The convoy was fun (Those who were a part of it know what I am talking about). Well, have you ever seen a T-Jet go at 60-70 kmph on an empty stretch of the highway? :)

    Mumbai members were the first to reach the venue - UK's resort. Pune members got delayed due to late start and hence missed out on photo opportunities enroute. Once we reached the resort we parked our cars and the regular Hi's & Hello's started. Of course the highlight was the "stunned" look on Mumbai members face after seeing the number of cars from Pune :D

    All of us had a quick breakfast (Poha, Medu Wada Sambar, Omlette) and proceeded to the conference room that was booked for presentations by FIAT personnel. The following dealers participated in the meet:

    1. Sky Moto, Pune
    2. Pandit Auto, Pune
    3. Torrid Motors, Mumbai


    The three dealers made presentations about their service capabilities and the new initiatives that they are planning to lauch. They also shared with us contact details of all the relevant and important personnel at the service station. By the way - all the information they shared was public. Nothing was specific to or for TFI. In the presentation by Pandit Auto it was heartening to see photographs of engineers from FIAT, Turin training the service staff at Pandit. Also saw a few snippets of the Chrysler team auditing and reviewing the operations & procedures at Pandit Auto. (FIAT India MD Mr.Nagesh Basvanhalli could be seen in the pictures). From TFI - Italia-Linea made the introductions and I told some statistics about TFI.

    From thereon it was the Q&A session with Mr.Manish Mishra & Mr.Mangesh Kodalkar facing questions from all the members. The summary of the Q&A is as follows (in random order)

    1. The pain period / consolidation stage is almost over. FIAT is will now shift focus on new product introductions
    2. Facelifted Punto and facelifted Linea will be launched. Expect good surprises under the hood of both cars
    3. A model in the Adventure range will be launched
    4. They acknowledged the contribution of TFI and expressed desire to have more frequent interactions with our members.
    5. Spare parts stocking process is under observations and continuous improvements are being made
    6. Under no circumstances can a service center can reject to service discontinued FIAT models

    Apart from this we had a lot of discussions on specific topics like FIAT's Facebook page, members sharing their frustrations, marketing strategies of FIAT etc.

    We received the following surprises from FIAT during the event:

    1. A nice FIAT coffee mug for each one of us from Pandit Auto
    2. Fluids top up of all the cars that came for the meet
    3. FIAT paid for the breakfast + lunch expenses of all the participants


    After the session we proceeded for lunch. Post lunch FIAT officials left. Some members decided to stay back at the resort to enjoy the pool etc while some left for their respective cities. Some even stayed back till late evening / night and left the venue post dinner.

    All in all a good meet : fun with members as well as interactions with FIAT officials.

    Pictures coming up in the next posts
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
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  4. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Pictures of the meet (in random order)

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  5. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Pictures continued...

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  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Very nice to see a big meet, after a while.
    Excellent pictures as well, specially in low light, with fog lights on ::T.
    Fiat loves surprises.
    May be T-Jet in Punto and 1.6 MJD in Linea (speculating :)).
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  7. miteshpunjani

    miteshpunjani Amatore

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    Guys, This is really Awesome. I can definitely say that We from Gujarat really missed it. And By the Way All the PICS are superb.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
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  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    This really is a mega meet.

    We should look forward for a similar meet in South too. Like the Chennai-Bangalore Yelagiri meet that happened in 2012. :)

    Going by Fiat's reputation of giving surprises, we can also expect 1.2 FIRE Linea and a new 1.0 FIRE Punto as well. :D
    I am also speculating.
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  9. Himanshukumar

    Himanshukumar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    +1 Cent for this.

    This would be the great idea with full of fun and knowledge.
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  10. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Just one word ZAKKAAS
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