Kevin Flynn did say months ago that theyd be working with dealers on better management of inventories so that, extrapolating now, they don't have a repeat of 2014's utter fiasco of a december fire-sale (2 lakhs off etc.) That seems to've been achieved mostly, BUT only through much-reduced manufacturing and wholesale shipments for the previous 5-6 months. Hope this december figure has a goodly number of Abarth-s, say 50/60? NET-NET: no improvement, indeed on average: further big %-terms decline, nevermind the 'Crafted for Car lovers' campaign, or the Abarth launch and ads. But hopefully some dealerships have been well-bouyed up for a while? Like chevy, nissan, vw and skoda, also possibly tata: the market's given a knockout punch in 2015. IMO we may be seeing a change in market basic-STRUCTURE, i.e., a near-permanent-shift in favour of 2-3 maybe some small room for say 2 of the foll. marques: Toyota, Tata, Ford and Mahindra into the mix, for many foreseeable years. With little-to-no-meaningful financial-viability-room left for anyone else? "Down for the count! The clock is ticking! etc" It is no wonder, then, that the firms most-big on exports, now and planned, are: vw, chevy, nissan, ford...and FIAT/fca/Jeep??