Fiat Slashes Ritmo Prices - Fiat Ritmo Dynamic Now $19,990 Driveaway

Steane Klose | Dec 31, 2008

With a cool $7,500 (you read that right) stripped from its retail price, the Fiat Ritmo Dynamic has got to be the best-value-Italian money can buy right now at $19,990 driveaway.

Despite the enormous price drop, the Ritmo Dynamic continues to offer a bucket load of standard fare including, air conditioning, a digital audio system, remote central locking, cruise control, trip computer, front power windows, plus a carbon fibre effect and chrome trimmed interior.

Standard safety equipment at the new price includes ABS brakes, along with a package of six airbags. The FiatCare Warranty remains at three years/100,000 km with 24-hour roadside assistance.

The Fiat Ritmo Dynamic features a 1.4 litre 66kW engine as standard. Buyers preferring a diesel option will be pleased to learn that the 1.9 litre 88kW turbo diesel engine equipped Ritmo Dynamic is now available for a driveaway price of $24,990.

“The Fiat Ritmo always offered a unique combination of style, performance, safety and environmental ability “But at these prices, the Fiat Ritmo Dynamic has set a new benchmark. But, as all good things must come to an end, it’s time to get into a Fiat dealer as quickly – and rhythmically – as possible!,” says Andrei Zaitzev, General Manager for Fiat in Australia.

The Fiat Ritmo Dynamic 1.4 litre boasts a five star Green Vehicle Guide Rating to go with its five star EuroNCAP Safety rating, with the 1.4 petrol version boasting a combined fuel figure of 6.7 l/100 km. The Turbo Diesel is even more efficient, with a combined fuel figure of just 5.3 l/100 km, while on the open road fuel consumption drops to an even thriftier 4.3 l/100 km. CO2 emissions are just 139 g/km.

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  • Graham says,
    5 years ago
    That's the price it should have been from day one! - it is not a premium brand. It is a similar class to Astra, Focus Corolla etc. but is actually underpowered compared to them - so 19,990 is probably about right.
  • mark says,
    5 years ago
    Agree with Graham. Fiat have done much harm to their marketing strategy for this car. The whole ritmo range were ridiculously overpriced from the beginning, and they have hurt sales permanently. Yes it is a good car, but you can't expect to price it lineball with the likes of Golf and for it to take off (saleswise). They should have sharpened the price from the beginning in order to build market share, from where comes reputation, then increased sales and profits. Recall when Hyundai started in this country some 20 years ago. They didn't price their cars in line with direct competition of that time, as they couldn't compete with other makers on reputation. They were however able to compete on value for money, and it worked. Today, they have reputation and profitability. Fiat and some other euro makes, notably Renault, still have a lot to learn, and maybe only now after the horse has bolted, as their positions in the market are now considerably weakened by their mistakes.
  • Tony says,
    5 years ago
    Are you guys for real? How can you compare Fiat to Hyundai? These are truly outstanding vehicles, right up to the sizzling Fiat Ritmo 1.4 T-Jet Sport at $32,990 + ORCs. I drive one myself. It is cheaper than a Golf Sport GT TSi (its immediate competitor), comes standard with blue tooth, rear spoiler, sports pedals and side body skirts as well as superior crash worthiness and fuel consumption. Enough said.

    And no other manufacturer can lay claim to being the fastest growing passenger vehicle brand full year-on-year in 2008. They are obviously doing something right.

    Sure there may be some discounting on certain models, but you may have heard that we're in the midst of the most significant economic crisis since the great depression. Tough times call for desperate measures - who isn't discounting right now?

    You eggheads.

    Tony
    • Luigi says,
      5 years ago
      Yeah Tony well said..... anyway the Ritmo just goes hard and isnt that what its all about with Italian cars. Luigi
  • Mario says,
    5 years ago
    Great blogg Luigi.with a name like that I bet you own italian classic like I do (A Fiat 850).Mario
  • Luigi says,
    5 years ago
    Thanks Mario (another great name!) Ive got a few of classics too to go with my trick Ritmo the fav being my 124BC 1600. Luigi
  • mario says,
    5 years ago
    Wow Luigi that is my dream car a 124BC 1600. Bet it is your pride and joy. My dad couted my mother in one of those back in Naples so they hold a special place in my heart. Don't like the current fiat range as i believe they are overpriced. Keep the faith. Mario
  • Will says,
    5 years ago
    I dont think Fiat can compare to Hyundai at all! Last time I checked doesnt Fiat own Ferrari?

    Family friend has a Fiat Punto I would say it is a great qaulity car and up there with the rest of the Euros.
  • Tony says,
    5 years ago
    Hello to Luigi, Mario & Will.

    Obviously ripper blokes who love Italian cars and the ladies just like me!

    Luigi I see you also own a Ritmo. A Sport? What colour? I have the Maranello Red - beautiful

    Mario - how can you say they are over priced? Remember they are coming from Torino, not Thailand or South Africa!

    Remember the Dynamic on the road for under $20k!! All that style and safety, fantastic. What it may not have in power it more than makes up for in fuel economy. Anyway the turbo and diesel are also available at great prices.

    I may be biased, but I think the Ritmo (Bravo) is the best car to hit our shores for some time.
  • Andy Wana says,
    5 years ago
    Mario, Luigi, Tony .... great Italian names! =D
    • angelo says,
      5 years ago
      you must all be part of the fiat cub can somone send me the contact details so that i can show of my pefect 1973 FIAT 124 SPIDE, color pearl green inaside burgundy/grey
      angelo.
  • Will says,
    5 years ago
    Nothing wrong with Fiats.... yes im sure back in the day they were probably known for rust and bad electricals but all Italian cars were known for that lol

    Also really liking the new Fiat 500 keeping it true to the original unlike the Beetle and the so called new Mini
  • mario says,
    5 years ago
    Tony Harden up a bit mate! Sorry that is just my opinion on the price.
    You must have ritmo (bravo) tattooed on your forehead as you keep mentioning it in your bloggs! Anyway I don't know of any vehicle being made in thailand apart from the tuk tuk and plenty of good quality prestige state of the art vehicles have come out from South Africa like the Joule which is a six seat mult purpose electric vehicle. BMW Ta Ta and many others all have production facilities in SA. I could go on but i won't. Caio for now mario.XXX
  • Tony says,
    5 years ago
    Your egghead Mario, I keep mentioning it because I own one! I admit this may lead to a slight degree of bias...

    With regard to Joule electric vehicle, I think I would rather S#@t nails that own one of those. Nice concept (and good luck to them) but it looks like a Ssangyong Stavic!
  • Paolo says,
    5 years ago
    I am with you Tony Mario and Will,
    I love My Ritmo...bloody fabulous,the only problem I am grappling with now is that I paid $27500 for mine when they were first released.
    Do you know anyone that can help me?
    Paolo
  • Tony says,
    5 years ago
    You egghead Paolo!

    $27,500 - you couldn't get a root at a brothel with those negotiating skills.

    Still an excellent car with world class safety and economy.
    • Paolo says,
      5 years ago
      You are right Tony,but you only know half the story!

      I am not going to tell you what I got for my trade-in!

      It's a chick magnet car though so I am cool with it.I have nothing else to spend my money on...but thats another story.

      I did actually send a note to the marketing guy at Fiat,suggesting the prices that I thought they should be advertising.It looks like it made a difference!

      Anyway,I have to go to my fencing class now guys so catch you later!

      Paolo
  • Phil says,
    5 years ago
    Oh Mario! No cars made in Thailand! Last year Thailand made 1.4 million cars, yes, they built more than the total Australia market! More than 50 per cent of those are exported split between Asia (30% of exports), Oceania (also 30%), the Middle East (15-20%) and Europe (10%), with Latin America and Africa accounting for the rest. And that's a big chunk of Thai cars coming to Australia.

    Time to catch up with the real world!

    By the way - Great idea to send messages to the Marketing Guy at Fiat, even if he's a bit slow on up-take!

    Phil
  • mark says,
    5 years ago
    Tony, Luigi. Looks like I made a meal of my comment! I actually agree with you that the Ritmo is a great car and worthy of success. In fact one of the best Fiats ever. And Hyundai can't be compared with it. However, the point I was trying to make was that they could have been priced a little better from the start so that more people took notice and bought one. I for one would love to see more of them bought, but I think most buyers who may be interested in a Fiat were not willing to pay the original asking price, and the model didn't get noticed as much as it deserved to be. Therefore we don't see many on the road, whereas we should, as it is an excellent car! Despite the economic crisis we are in, its the first few months on the market that make or break a car. The Ritmo was released in February, and had a chance to get noticed by the market before the crisis hit, if only the pricing was a bit more enticing for newcomers. At the new price, they should be walking out the door and Golf, Mazda, etc should be really worried. Bravo Fiat!!
    • Paolo says,
      5 years ago
      I agree with Mark,surely with all of your computers at Fiat you should have known there was going to be a financial meltdown like no-one has ever seen!
      What industry are you in Mark? Maybe you should try and get in at Fiat and show them the way.

      Paolo
  • mario says,
    5 years ago
    Tony, I agree with you that the Ssangyong Stavic is as ugly as a couple of two dogs #@&king. No wonder they have gone bust. They must have hired there designers from Skoda! I am dissapointed you called me a egghead just because I have my own views on how much the Bravo should cost. That whats these forums are about - everyone having a unbiased view. Mario
    • Phil says,
      5 years ago
      Surely the whole idea of these forms is that they are biased views, ie they are different from the comments expressed in the story above. If they were all unbiased, they just ready like some boring marketing brochure-speak. Clearly Tony is so biased he almost meets himself coming back in the other direction. You cannot also help feeling that his obcession with eggheads must be down to some deeply tragic trauma he suffered as a child. But then we all have these quirks! Just some are bigger than others - how else can you explain the Stavic!
  • The Stig says,
    5 years ago
    Mark,
    I agree with you as the Ritmo is possibly the best Fiat ever built. (Not as sexy as the 500 though) With the the new prices just advised it should give them a kick along. Watch Fiat go in 2008.
  • The Stig says,
    5 years ago
    Er sorry I meant 2009 Mario you egghead. The Stig
  • Won says,
    5 years ago
    尊敬的客户: Paolo

    您Tony好!

    OKB2B提供一项免费服务,只 Stig 要您在您的网站首页做好OKB2B的友情Mario链接,就可以在okb2b免费申请到任意2个关键字的广告,“先到先得,送完即止”,欢迎您登录“广告交换”界面,免费为您的网站申请2个好的关键字广告, Phil!

    请登陆

    顺祝

    商祺!
  • Tony says,
    5 years ago
    Hmm just using the translater...

    Respect customer: Paolo

    Your Tony is good!

    OKB2B provides a free service, Stig wants you to make OKB2B only in yours website home page the friendship Mario link, may free apply for the random 2 key words in okb2b the advertisement, “firsting come, first served, delivers namely stops”, welcome you to register “the advertisement exchange” the contact surface, free applies for 2 good key words advertisements for yours website, Phil!

    Please debarkation

    Along wishing

    Business is auspicious!

    I couldn't have said it better myself....
  • Won says,
    5 years ago
    托尼您壞壞壞男孩! 您做壞翻譯,使我听起来色情網站。 我作出關於Stig的易察覺的评论,并且我們怎麼在中國,香港需要Ritmo。 现在只有老Volkswagens。 $19,990的我,但是Ritmo。 但是它是否來與推进方式? 您是否沒在澳洲有這些? 贏取
  • Jose Diaz says,
    5 years ago
    Convengo con ganado. Tony ha hecho una traducción muy mala.

    Él debe intentar más difícilmente. Apenas porque no podemos hablar medios ingleses no debemos celebrar Autorización que ofrece el Ritmo para $19.990 Driveaway.

    A propósito ganados, en Australia todos los caminos son suciedad, así que deben incluir un pedacito del camino sellado en el cual parquearle Ritmo.

    ¡Venido en Tony, parada que es tal Egghead!
  • Oleg says,
    5 years ago
    Zaitzev? То русско? Русские принимали сверх в Австралия? Которое 19.990 рублевок или я поворачиваю ваш газ? Любой камрад путя, свой все еще большое предложение, принесенное к вам большой страной. Сила к пролетариатам!
    • Oleg says,
      5 years ago
      PS: Тони Egghead все еще!
  • Tony says,
    5 years ago
    What is this, a UN convention?

    Speak English you eggheads, no matter how poor the grammar or spelling....
  • Paolo says,
    5 years ago
    Que?
    • Vlad says,
      5 years ago
      Dorogoi Oleg,
      Moya Lyubimaya mashina beela prolitarskaya Trabant.No kak uvidil Ritmo za tolko $19,990 mayo serce beelo poterino i ya ne mog sebya sderzhat. Wot maya sudba.

      Thank heaven I am in Australia now to take advantage of this magnificent offer at my nearest Fiat dealership.

      Wash drug Vladimir.

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