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Punto : 2009 Vs 2010

Discussion in 'Car Purchase Queries' started by ancientmariner, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. ancientmariner

    ancientmariner

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    Starting this thread so that we have information regarding the differences between the 2009 and 2010 Punto model. I have seen some threads where some information is given but it would be a good idea to have this at one place. This would help buyers choose between the models as 2009 models are being offered at a discount. What are the features/aspects that we are compromising on ?
    I hope this is helpful.
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    The main motive for me to get a Dec 09 model was the discounts they offered plus got 2+2 warranty and other perks on the deal if i got a 09 and wouldnt have got if i booked it in Jan...

    Yea got a B3 though would have got a B4 if i'd have got it later this year...
     
  3. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    The main difference is emission norms : BS III vs BS IV

    Also, 2010 models have better plastics quality and fit and finish. Apart from this, I don't think there is any major difference.
     
  4. arishi

    arishi Regolare

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    Not all 2010 models are BSIV. I checked the inventory list of BU Bhandari and they have couple of 2010 cars with BSIII specifications
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Yes not all 2010 are Euro 4... I guess post Feb or March vehicles are...
     
  6. ancientmariner

    ancientmariner

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    Slightly offtopic ,One question I had is ( I am not sure how the assembly plant functions) : If the car is being assembled today (17th June), will the engine necessarily be 2010 May-June make ? Or can it Jan/Feb/Mar 2010 too ?
     
  7. arishi

    arishi Regolare

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    Going by the principles of Assembly line manufacturing & JIT, if a product is Manufactured today, the serial number assigned to it should be today & also the engine manufactured should be of within a weeks time (considering if Ranjangaon plant is not working on a full JIT schedule). So the car should have June built and most likely a May-June Engine.

    Disclaimer: I have not been to Ranjangaon Plant, so can not tell for sure if the Engines are inventoried or they work on JIT principles). What I am saying is a purely speculative statement based on my experience of some OEM factories.
     
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Difference between 2009 vs 2010 - how about power & FE? Linea MJD got her power increased by 6-7 HP & FE increased by almost 3 kmpl (as per ARAI) after being converted from BSIII to BSIV.
     
  9. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    What could be the reason for increase in FE and HP on upgrade to BS4 ?. Why didnt it happen in the Punto ? Why only in the Linea mjd. Does the VGT have anything to do with such a change ?

    Abdul
     
  10. Grandeur

    Grandeur Staff Member Janitor

    The other not so technical difference would be.

    2009 Punto: A Real Head Turner since very few were seen on the road. :dance
    2010 Punto: Still a head turner but now you could find many.
     

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