Italian Carmaker To Relaunch Boxy Small Car In India In New Avatar
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FIATSpA is resurrecting Uno, a boxy small car that best epitomises the Italian automaker

Kolkata: The prototypes of the first ever made-for-India car from Italian auto giant Fiat SpA will arrive in India in a year

Swaraj Baggonkar & Danny Goodman / Mumbai/new Delhi May 14, 2009, 0:12 IST

Maruti Suzuki launches the Ritz on Friday.

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NEW DELHI,Sept. 4: Italian car manufacturer Fiat on Thursday announced it would roll out the "world

Sometimes, difficult though it is to believe, disasters herald miracles. Three years ago, a bad distribution and service network had led Fiat's brand charisma to take a bruising fall from grace. Production of its automobiles, the Uno, Siena, Palio and Adventure, had dwindled from 32,000 cars in 2002 to a dismal 1,732 in 2005. Even the Gods, it appeared, had conspired against the company, as the catastrophic Mumbai flood of July 2005 brought Fiat's Kurla plant to a total standstill, nearly drowning one of India's most enduring brands in its fury.

Working for a larger car market share and stepping up sourcing of auto parts from India, Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat unfolded its plans to source auto parts worth at least 250 million euro (about Rs. 1,595 crore) from the country by 2010 besides launching the CNG variant of its bread and butter model Palio and rolling out some more cars in the coming 12 months. At present, it is sourcing parts worth 30 million euro from India.

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