Maruti to Buy Diesel Engines From Fiat - WSJ.com
As per above report, MSIL will procure 1 Lakh engine from Fiat India. This would be in addition to present 3 Lakh engine MSIL sourced from Suzuki Powertrain ltd. (under license from Fiat for using MJD technology).
Since Fiat India is 50-50 JV between TML & Fiat, how TML will react to this move, specially because most of Vista-Manza sell are from diesel variants ? Any constraint on MSIL part should indirectly benefit TML.
For example, we have seen increase in sales of Vista during strike at MSIL factory (resulting in less production of Swift).
On the other hand, Fiat India is a loss making venture so any source of income should be welcomed.
So it would be difficult to be in the shoes of TML at this point.