@Vidhyashankar Kannan FCA has grown very well in Australiaover the last 3-4 years, but largely on the back of JEEP-s, and a fair few Fiat 500's. The Australian rhd market is very suv-biased, hence is a major market for exports out of India for the Jeep c-suv (and the renegade? the more-or-less confirmed sub-renegade model?) starting in 2017. It has not seen much demand for the Indian-made Punto or the Linea, over the last several years, which is why it is so hard for FCA to figure out which, if any, all-new, highly-localized models to bring to India in 2017 and 2018 to 'follow-on', cricketing pun intended, from the Linea and Punto. Since exports are THE key to Indian investments/bets. I for one am hoping they decide on the Aegea sedan and Crossoverhatch, as well as the 500X, perhaps even the 500L, at 12 lakhs+, since those models all share platforms, powertrains and perhaps a lot else with the Jeep C-suv and Renegade. Those models, rather than the Brazilian Punto-replacement and the new Grand Sienna, will indeed see meaningful export demand from rhd markets like Australia, Japan and the UK etc. The FIAT brand must leave the mass market (sub-10/12 lakhs)! We will, I suppose, know of their specific decisions on the matter at the AutoExpo in february. Kevin Flynn said in that interview to ndtv that they were looking at their 'platform strategy' keeping global demand (i.e., exports) in mind. --- Double Post Merged, Sep 17, 2015 --- Who knows about the engineering and materials-specification for a hypothetical Indian-made, localized 500X, and therefore its costing, which in any case depend hugely on economies of scale something that is a function more of export-volumes? With the localized t-jet as well as the 1.3 and 1.5 mjd-s, the latter for sure to be deployed on the Jeep C-suv (and a related Ranjangaon-built new Tata suv too?) They ought to be able to, IF they dilute the too-advanced, wasted-on-Indians, all-independent suspension architecture for a simpler one similar to those used on the Linea and the Punto+Avventura, price it at or even for some versions well-below the XUV500 and the Creta (which are pushing 16 lakhs+). Remember: there is the 'New Avventura' b-suv planned too, and possibly the Agea sedan as well, which all share not just powertrains but platform and many modules and sub-assemblies with the 500X, the Renegade and the Jeep c-suv. i.e., economies of scale and therefore competitive costingpricing should be possible, provided, that is, there are enough export volumes for one or all of these made- and localized-in-India models. Which last condition is true from all one can guage about rhd-market demand for Fiats and especially these smaller, more global, new Jeep models. Australia and the UK, Japan, korea, ireland etc will buy a fair few 500X-s, just as they do the 500-s: but they will not buy many Punto- or Linea-type/segment vehicles that are branded 'FIAT'.