England tour of India - Cricket: Sports car named after master blaster Sachin

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2002, 2:52 [IST]
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New Delhi: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes on Tuesday when he made a brief appearance at the Auto Expo, which unveiled a limited sporty variant of Fiat Palio, named after the star cricketer.Expected to carry a price tag of Rs 6 lakh, Fiat India will bring out limited 500 'S10' (Sachin-Ten) Palio with each having a serial number signed by the batting maestro.The car would have features like alloy wheels, driver side bag and body coloured spoiler. The keys of the first car of the limited version in sparkling bright yellow was given to Tendulkar amidst fanfare."I fell in love with the car (Palio) when I saw it for the first time. I am proud to be associated with it as a brand ambassador," Tendulkar said, after Fiat managing director M P Bianchi unveiled two new versions of Palio that will hit the road shortly.Sachin, who was mobbed by the crowd at the expo, was subsequently whisked away by the security even as photographers jostled to click him. Sachin refused to be drawn into discussing cricket saying, ''Let's talk only cars.''PTI

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