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Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by prabhjot, Apr 8, 2016.

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    This is a car that is meant first and last for Brazil+Argentina+, also, Mexico: the first two of which have automtoive tastes that are a good deal more 'sporting=masculine' in engineering as well as design, 'mature market-like', i.e., european-at-lower-prices.

    The car seems smashing in bright colours: the 'sculptural' design idiom, and skinning shows up well. And the interiors are imo a knockout along those premiumized-sporting aesthetics lines (3D, 3 seperate layers, colour right on the dash etc.) Clearly segment leading in Latam. And arguably very fine even by european b-segment-hatch standards.

    There is next to no chance of the Argo ever making it to India, imo. Even if they look beyond the Jeeps, in India say post-2020: it will be with the X6u crossover version of the Argo, the FIAT twin of the Jeep 'project 515' b-suv that remains likely for India.

    Reviving the FIAT brand in India will, if it is to happen in India at all, entail imo a non-mass-market approach: 500X and/or 500L + this x6u-Argo-restyled-and-re-engineered-as-crossover. And that, in turn, will require rhd export volumes for Indian FIATs. And that is the rub, isn't it? imo there simply is not much demand at all for rhd FIATs around the 'commonwealth' world+Japan, other than one or three made-in-europe-or-turkey-or-poland-or serbia models, and fully euro-spec.
     
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    Also keep on hearing that Tipo and Argo will be replacing the Linea and Punto.
    If it's right then Fiat may again stand on its feet along with the Jeep.
     
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    Quite unlikely imo, and well after 2020, if at all. @Tony

    The cuv avatar of the Argo, coded x6u (Argo=x6h, New Grand Sienna+new Linea=x6s) will appear in latam in 2019 or so, and i guess appear in India NOT as a FIAT but as a Jeep (project '515'.) They could with minimal further investment also then, say post-2020, do the Argo hatch and sedan and crossover too, since the platform and powetrains and architecture will be already ready in terms of localization via the Jeep b-suv '515' launch but are more and more unlikely to, since the chances of any payoffs are ever dimmer in these segments so dominated by MarutiS and Hyundai+soonKia, +maybe Tata (in the future.)

    The nextgen european Panda and PandaCross4x4, and the 500X and L, make greater sense for India (if at all) post-2020, given possible rhd export demand (to developed country markets like Japan and the UK) being large enough to make the FIAT brand financially viable in India again. Even this would appear unlikely, imo, when fca's Ranjangaon etc capacity is increasingly well and fully utillized for the Jeeps, including exports thereof, and the new tata models from there.

    India was the only large rhd market for the FIAT brand, historically, but and so, by-now, doing an India-only rhd model range seems financially foolish if not impossible foreseeably, imo. There is next to no 'business case' left or possible, imho, given the peculiar and peculiarly difficult economics of mass market auto manufacturing+retail+service in India. i.e., Jeep only, in and from India, plus associated Tata-s, not FIATs.
     
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    Very handsome,will never reach the Indian soil.Will be a hit in Turkey
     
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    FCA Brasil released a teaser video of upcoming Fiat Cronos aka the new Linea replacement.

     
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    Fiat Cronos, the Linea successor unveiled!!

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    I think it looks drop-dead gorgeous, not in a Linea way, but still, quiet striking, especially the boot. If this comes to India with the mighty ~130 BHP TJet, I will buy it in a heart beat.
     
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