Re: Fiat Panda coming to India Mid-2012
Well! by the looks of it, it doesn't look bad at all, sure it is a tall boy design (which is not a drawback at all), but what about the fact that fiat is parting ways with TATA? Agreed, that this TATA FIAT joint effort did not fetch the latter the anticipated sales figures, but feels like FIAT India too has been too sluggish in infrastructure investments, as not much work was done when it came to setting up exclusive dealerships at key locations. Also new products need to be inducted to keep pace with other players in the market.
Its high time now that the slumber is broken and loose ends be tied at the earliest if at all FIAT wants to capitalize on Indian buyers potential. Today the buyer is a lot better informed, wise and judgmental than a couple of decades back, so wake up FIAT you have the technology focus on the market and plan the strategies accordingly, will be interesting to see what the future holds.