@drsantoshms A long list of replies. I will address them one by one as best as I can. I actually do not hate Maruti. I am agnostic. See a commercial entity has no soul or feelings. It's soul purpose is to make profit while following the legal requirements of the area it is prevalent in. Maruti is good in both. It is an entity making profit. Look, the base version of the diesel Polo has everything one needs including most importantly the safety requirements. It is also cheaper than the mid versions of the Swift which is a souped up tin can. Yet folks still go to buy the Swift and so they do not care. They are true to their shareholders and that is all it matters. @prabhjot For any business market-dominance is very important. To your point, heritage, tuning, racing dynamics etc come if I am buying a Maserati or a Ferrari. For a hatchback that takes me to office and back and the occasional weekly runs bragging about all those parameters is frankly stupid. I include even the T-jet which by any international standards is a very very ordinary sedan in all aspects. Two, you are right about the phones and barring Apple all the big so called known manufacturers are feeling the heat. Remember Nokia that guy with a lot of lineage. You know what - it is dead. People frankly in our era do not give two hoots about lineage. A few do - most do not. Tomorrow if I start a "Raj" brand of cars with exceptional capabilities in one or more areas that the car going public demands it will succeed. So yes young upstarts (comparatively young like Hyundai/Kia) are challenging the older one's. So many iconic brands are dead or are taken over by others. Same way Benelli an Italian brand is now owned by the Chinese. Lineage is only getting you so far and no more. In reality I despise Fiat more - because unlike Suzuki they have a hot of stuff that can be bought to India and we get none other than hot air and petrol engines from pre-Cambrian times. @Vinodh_Gowda Can you give me an objective reason why the base version of the Polo sold in India would be less safe with the airbags then the base version of Punto. As far as I know they are both well built and there is no proof that a Fiat is safer than a VW. In fact the international opinion in most cases would be exactly opposite. @acechip No actually, I have flown many times since the 90's. The journey to Singapore was my worst experience of all. I have loved Thai airlines for their service and those cute ladies in there . I have travelled quite a bit though not to the Gulf.