Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by bnzjon, Jul 21, 2011.
VW and GM know only how to eat other companies. It is good for Suzuki to collaborate with Fiat.
atleast there shud be some arrangement that Maruti will provide ASS for Fiat cars also coz they share same diesel engine.
So we might soon hear from MS-Fiat car sales executive as "Why are you going for Punto, while you can go Alto. It gives very good mileage."
i am telling that Maruti shud only provide service point and not sales points to Fiat cars.
Lol, Yeah both have four wheels and can seat five persons , so what's the all fuss about.
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If that happens, then our dearest Punto's and Linea will have TATA badge? may be TAT Verito.
automobile analyst are predicating that Fiat will buy out Suzuki or a merger will happen between then very soon.
Some good news for fiat India at last. But the biggest question is if those duds at Fiat India are able to extract any benefit from this union or they will be happy as manufacturer of India's most popular diesel engine.
There's little doubt that Marchionne will want to take further drastic, 'visionary' action to secure FCA (all brand? only some?) for the from-now-on-in-perpetual-crisis global economy, in the backdrop of ever higher regulatory, marketing and technology/product development costs. Soon, so that he can avail of FCA's current financial sweet spot of buoyant US market+rebounding European market+depreciating Euro, that has resulted in by far the biggest share price gain and price-to-profits ratio of any big car company, since listing of the new merged FCA.
Suzuki and/or Tata Motors, supplemented by more joint projects with the likes of Mazda and maybe even Ford or GM (e.g., Opel in Europe), are the very very obvious and likely merger/acquisition/equity-swap/strategic partnership deals he will try to make, over the next year?!
FCA has the greatest bouquet of 'authentic' 'premium' brands of any firm, with great results already even though the full global rollout of the brands' potential has only just begun (Ferrari, Maserati, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, the Fiat 500/X/L) to go with very charismatic hardcore Americana brands and sub-brands. Plus it has technology, via Comau and Magnetti Marelli, and also a very wide range of commercial/utility vehicles. It is then a very attractive partner for small firms that are hemmed in certain markets and very-low segments (e.g., Suzuki, Mazda and even Tata Motors sans JLR)
What does Suzuki bring to FCA's table? Its strongest financial arm is MSIL, which will definitely be kept at arms length.
The only small advantage in India is that Fiat cars can tag along Maruti's brand image. But there is the minor matter of the Tata Fiat JV, which would have to be disbanded.
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