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Fiat Fiat India has launched the 500 in the Indian market today.
Desperately cute and chick, this retro modern small car promises to
charms its way into the Indian hearts and such is it charisma that a
mere glance at it has you smiling.


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Insides are no less with some nice retro touches like the body
coloured dashboard and huge circular instrument pod. And dont be fooled
by its petite looks and dimensions, this little Fiat aided by its seven
air bags scores a full five stars in the EURO NCAP occupant protection
crash test! The car also comes with ABS + EBD as standard.





 


The car comes with a sprightly 1.3 Litre Multijet engine with 75 bhp
on tap at 4000 rpm and 145 nm of torque at a mere 1500 rpm!  Fiat
claims 0-100 kph time of 12.5 seconds with a top speed of 165 kmph. It
will be completely imported as a CBU and is available in two versions,
Lounge and Sport, both costing Rs. 14,28,500 Ex-Showroom Delhi.


Its expensive no doubt but then its one of those cars which appeal
to you heart than your mind. Its not a rational purchase but an
emotional purchase and if you dont put a price on your emotions, this
car is priceless!  :grin: 

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I dont know what is wrong with Fiat India's management. If only they had manufactured this car in India leading to lower prices, FIAT could have taken Maruti head on in the small car segment.

 

FIAT had the best diesel engine in the world but they sat on it and did not introduce it in Palio, which nearly died. Maruti manufactured that engine in India, and is now laughing all the way to Bank.

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I don't understand why not a bigger 1.6lt multijet in the Fiat 500 even if it did not come under small car defination but it could add value to the overpriced 500 .

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i think fiat india has gone into self destructive mode !! how can they think that anyone can buy a small hatch for 14.5 lacs....people will prefer to buy a laura rather than a small hatch !!! if this car is produced in india it can set d hatchback segment on fire in india !!!!

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fiat launched 500 .......not for  numbers......it is launched to improve its FIAT BRAND ....<similarly BRAVO> it will be sold selected people ....& that to in metros........500

u cannot simply compare palio & 500 ..........both r  different

palio is for the mass market........

u cant simply look at the BHP and rate a car.........its torque is coming @ mere 1500rpm & has a performance of 0- 100 in 12.3 s which is more than enough for cute....... stylish....retro.car.....this car is not meant for .....attacking corners

as the jurno guys always say....... & dont look at the performance......!!!!

....rather the car is taken ....for style factor.....driveabilty.....&  retro  looks....

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Well its was shocking to c d price tag given to the cute car .

Very shocking that they launched this before they launched punto n linea .

It is shocking to know that you are shocked ;) Their schedule was very much intended and made public long ago.

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Well still it overshot the ACI expectation they compared the 12lakhs to the 1.2lakhs Nano .Come on its meant to be sporty so why a 1.3lt multijet why not power ful one .

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Well its was shocking to c d price tag given to the cute car .

Very shocking that they launched this before they launched punto n linea .

It is shocking to know that you are shocked ;) Their schedule was very much intended and made public long ago.

Bro that i knew but i meant y arent they releasing car which they can sell 2 masses and people r waiting for Punto's n Linea's for a long time now .

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Fiat finally launches a new car! About time, now I hope they are on time with the Linea in September and then the Punto.

14.5 lakhs is steep but its a lifestyle car and anyway they are not looking at numbers, its just a brand building exercise. Saw the photo in The Hindu of Lara Dutta posing with the 500.

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i think fiat 500 with lara dutta is a bloody good deal at 15 lacs !!!!!

 

Yeah I agree totally. Any idea who is taking the bookings for the above deal.

 

He He He He Ha Ha Ho Ho

 

 

 

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does anybody know why the pricing is soo high ? i never imagined 500 to be priced at this range.' date='i t isnt a mini cooper, isnt it.[/quote']

You can't even think of comparing it to the Mini. That car is in its own class. This is just a cute car with decent power for people with lots of money to add some style to themselves.

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