Very notable factoids from carsitaly.com about FCA sales around the world by brand. Brazil's political economy is suffering greatly from the ongoing, permanent, global economic crisis. Car sales are down again this year, following a severe downturn last year too (India was in a car sales downturn too, for a couple of years, similar causes, but that is OT). Fiat, being the dominant player there (though nowhere near as oligopolistic as Maruti Suzuki in India) is down MORE than the market, largely because the cut-price Nuvo Uno is dated, and because the Japanese (T, H, Nissan) and the Korean are surging. All the other strong EuroAmerican players (GM, VW, Renault, PSA) are down even more than Fiat. i.e., Brazil, a quai-European, albeit 'third-world' country, is lurching in times of economic crisis towards the carmakers who for decades have specialised in third-world markets (i.e Toyota, Honda et al). Becoming more like, in aggregate, statistically, say India or say Indonesia or Thailand. A new Uno is coming soon though, apparently. BUT: FCA has just started the localized manufacture at the new state-of-the-art plant in Pernambuco of the Jeep Renegade. AND: it's pricing is fantastic, as low as the Ford Ecosport and the Duster, in a bouyant segment of the market: small cuv/suv-s! It should really grab sales from these two, in numbers! And really is a pointer to the kind of costing FCA could achieve with this and other small new Jeeps AND their Fiat-brand siblings (500X, 500L, etc) in India, with heavy localization, perhaps based on exports (like the Ecosport and Duster in India)! Another factoid: FCA sold as many as 18000 FULLY IMPORTED Jeeps in China.....in the month of January this year alone! The highest number of imports sold for any brand. Local manufacture of the Cherokee begins later this year, and of the Renegade in 2016: Jeep sales can be imagined, then, without the import-duty burden! Even though china too is in the midst of a/the new, 'permanent' global slowdown? FCA is down and losing marketshare in Turkey too, where it is a very strong player, in another country seeing a big economic and car sales slowdown. But the new, good-selling Ram Promaster vans in the US are now being exported from there to the US, and the new Linea-replacement+its hatchback version are being readied and engineered in Turkey, and will be made only by FCA-Tofas turkey, also for exports. All told: FCA is strong and strengthening in the US, getting stronger in a rebounding Europe and in China via Jeep, stronger in australia, mexico, japan and canada, but weaker in the Fiat-brand-centric non-European world (LatAm, Turkey) and of course India. FCA's future growth clearly lies with Jeep and its new Fiat siblings (e.g., 500X) in these emerging markets, rather than with the old-style Fiat mass market cars! And of course with Ferrari, Maserati and the upcoming new Alfa Romeo-s in a global economy that may be in crisis but is producing millionaires, billionaires and plutocrats all over, from 'poor' india to 'successful' China.