Fiat has already announced plans to start opening up exclusive dealerships in India this year.
They have now revealed that they would end their dealership agreement with Tata to run their operations independently.
The new Fiat dealerships will be 3S facilities (sales, service and spares) and will display Fiat’s brand identity and style quotient to the Indian market.
We will be then like any other independent car brand in the country.
While we hope to make the transition at 45 dealerships by 2014, all the 67 will be covered by 2015. Anything beyond that will follow after that.
Remains to be seen if this move is going to change things for them. Fiat initially ran their operations independently but it did not work out well for them.