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SCOOP: FIAT DOBLO caught testing in Pune

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by amogh, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    This may be a car imported by Fiat itself by some officials. Thinking on the Bravo scoop few years back. :)

    On the design front, I think those designers who did this car was sacked by Fiat and they have been absorbed by Maruti, Honda and Toyota. :D
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  2. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Yeah, but that cartoon is not being launched in India right?
  3. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    I don't find Doblo so ugly, all vans look like this.
    Any new model will help Fiat in India, they are stuck with Punto and Linea. Even Avventura is Punto based.

    Yes after Punto and Linea's design, any vehicle looks ugly.

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  4. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Vow, it looks great!!!Nice front design. Loved it.
  5. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Relax! This car is most likely either imported "just like that" :p or maybe some testing for some other market.

    BTW, ugly cars sell well in India. So I expect Doblo to be a hit if launched. :D

    What Fiat needs is the current Palio from Brazil launched with some different name (avoid naming palio). Put a 1.3MJD and provide 5 basic features at around Rs 4.5 lacs for base variant:
    01. power steering,
    02. manual central locking,
    03. manual HVAC,
    04. front power windows.

    India needs a diesel car at around 4.5 lacs with these 4 features. Chevrolet Beat came close but not close enough. Still Beat started selling once the diesel variant was launched.


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  6. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Have toagree that this new palio is beautiful.


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  7. Lunafiatic

    Lunafiatic Amatore

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    @Paddle shifter, we would love to see such a car at that price range from FIAT. However, I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon. We already discussed this with one of the FIAT officials during our khopoli meet and the response we got from him is that, it is not what FIAT wants to step in to. They want FIAT to be for the class and not for the mass. At least that is what we could comprehend from the discussion.

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    A far as the DOBLO is concerned, it sure is ugly than the existing competition. May be it is not the ugliest, as I have seen worse.
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  8. sidd

    sidd Amatore

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    i really don't believe those plates are for vehicles under test
  9. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Fiat Frog would have been a better name in the place of Fiat Doblo :( ( or does doblo mean frog in Italian ?)
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  10. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

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    Great scoop Amogh bhai,
    I guess Fiat is testing Doblo in India to rival Enjoy & Ertiga coz Fiat needs to invest a lot to manufacture 500 L in India is what i had read in some auto sites long way back.

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    Fiat India wont be launching New Brazil palio in India anytime soon.

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