That Marchionne is a good CEO is evident, although I havent followed his moves as you seem to have. The fact that he has successfully forged a merger with Chrysler (the perennial problem child of Detroit) , and better than what Dr Dieter managed to achieve with his "Deutsch Technokraten" , speaks for itself. But the same astute business sense could be channelised better with respect to India, rather than allow "global" transformation forces shape up the story. For example, there is space for Fiat, if Renault/Nissan does not succeed (both or either of them). The point is, if Nissan can shamelessly pursue its mediocre Datsun offerings in the garb of VFM, surely Fiat can do the same with its far better products ! I took a quick look at Datsun Go+ the other day when I went to get my Micra repaired for some minor scratchs/dents. Man- its absolutely hideous , inside out ! And I am usually quite reserved in my critcism.