Suzuki’s rocky relationship with Volkswagen has not ended, the Japanese automaker stated today. Even though Suzuki has made public remarks against VW’s role in the two automakers’ joint-venture, there are no plans for the Japanese automaker to pull out.
Recently, a newspaper in Germany reported that the tenuous relationship was set to end, but a Suzuki spokesperson stated the opposite. Chairman Osamu Suzuki said last month that“Volkswagen has no technology that Suzuki wants right now,”. The German and Japanese automakers signed a joint-venture in 2009, but not much progress has been made. The plan to build small Suzuki cars equipped with VW technology have not come to fruition, and both companies have also indicated unhappiness with the relationship.
[Source: Left Lane News]