March 2012 was the best month EVER for auto companies in India. Fiat's partner Tata, for the first time in their history sold over 100,000 units. Scared of the expected excise duty increase (which materialised) & diesel tax (which didn't) people rushed to buy car's. This was the perfect opportunity for Fiat to scavenge on lost sales of competitor's car's that have a long waiting period like the Swift in hatchback's and Verna in sedan's. STILL, Fiat sales are down. The Punto is down almost 29% M-O-M! If the above does not point to the fact that Fiat is a lame horse in the Indian automotive scene then I don't know what it will take some die hard fans to understand this fact. For those that are satisfied with the fact that Fiat's arrangement to supply Maurti with it's diesel engines will mean Fiat stays afloat, please remember, that the agreement is for 3 years. For all you know, Maruti will enhance it's capacity to manufacture more diesel engine's what will Fiat do then? What the sales charts show is that there are people that still preferred to wait for a Swift or Verna knowing that they will have to pay more due to higher excise and diesel tax then buy a off the shelf avaliable Punto & Linea. If this doesn't worry the big shots at Fiat India & Italy then nothing ever will. You cannot wake up someone pretending to be asleep.