Mitsubishi to Sell Rebadged Renault Family Sedan in America

Mitsubishi to Sell Rebadged Renault Family Sedan in America
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Renault has been strategically aligned with Nissan since 1999 but today the Franco-Japanese partnership just announced their intention to cooperate with ailing automaker Mitsubishi. Continue Reading...

Next Mazda MX-5 to Lose 220 LBS

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Next Mazda MX-5 to Lose 220 LBS
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Mazda’s severed ties with Ford and recent shift to a single, scalable platform have birthed a series of noteworthy products, but there’s one major question mark left in the company’s portfolio. It still isn’t clear what Mazda plans to do for either of its performance nameplates. Information on the next MX-5 is still scarce, but… Continue Reading...

Toyota Expands BMW Partnership to Develop Hydrogen Fuel-Cells

Toyota Expands BMW Partnership to Develop Hydrogen Fuel-Cells
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Toyota is deepening its partnership with BMW by agreeing to supply the German automaker with hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The companies first partnered in December of last year with BMW supplying Toyota with small diesel engines for the European market in exchange for Toyota’s lithium-ion hybrid systems and research.  Continue Reading...

Nissan Lends Leaf Vehicles To Fleet Forum For Free

Nissan Lends Leaf Vehicles To Fleet Forum For Free
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In its continued effort to spread the message of the all-electric Leaf, Nissan has partnered up with Fleet Forum and is providing five vehicles for a year for free. Fleet Forum manages vehicle fleets for foreign aids and charitable organizations, such as Red Cross and the UN World Food Programme, and will take the Leaf… Continue Reading...

Fiat-Volvo Partnership a New Possibility

Fiat-Volvo Partnership a New Possibility
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A few years ago, Italian auto giant Fiat was very close to partnering up with General Motors. However, that deal went sour at the last minute and a few years after that, Fiat bought a big chunk of Chrysler in its quest to have a large slice of the American market. More recently, the company… Continue Reading...

BMW Could Partner With GM For Future Technologies

BMW Could Partner With GM For Future Technologies
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German car firm BMW is well known for its technological innovations, and the company won’t be caught resting on its laurels. In pursuit of future technologies, BMW is looking to partner up with General Motors to develop fuel-cell technology, and may even further extend their hand to PSA Peugeot Citroen to co-develop gasoline engines. According… Continue Reading...

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën Sign Partnership

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën Sign Partnership
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General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën inked a deal yesterday that will see the companies partnering to further their interests in Europe. “This partnership brings tremendous opportunity for our two companies,” said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. “The alliance synergies, in addition to our independent plans, position GM for long-term sustainable profitability in Europe.” The… Continue Reading...

BMW And General Motors Partnering For Fuel Cell Technology

BMW And General Motors Partnering For Fuel Cell Technology
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According to Reuters, General Motors and BMW are jumping into bed over fuel cells. GM is already established as a leader in the technology, though they are staying tight-lipped about the partnership according to Autoblog. BMW told the site that they are “speaking about various future technologies.” Additionally, German business magazine, Wirtschafts Woche says according to an… Continue Reading...

VW Refuses to Let Go of Suzuki Shares

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VW Refuses to Let Go of Suzuki Shares
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The soap opera between Suzuki and Volkswagen has been ongoing for almost a year and now the Japanese automaker is looking to back out. Suzuki wants to buy back all the 19.9% of its shares that VW currently owns and that if the German automaker does not comply, Suzuki will seek mediation. According to a… Continue Reading...

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program
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In the world of motorsports, it’s nearly impossible for a new team to come out of the box and be competitive. So what is a novice group that is looking for success to do? Simple, partner with one of the most successful teams in the sport. That is exactly what Toyota is doing by partnering… Continue Reading...

VW Vows to Keep Suzuki Shares as Partnership Turns Ugly

VW Vows to Keep Suzuki Shares as Partnership Turns Ugly
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A public disagreement between Volkswagen and Suzuki in early September left the Japanese automaker wanting to end its partnership, but that might not happen. In a news release Monday, the company said it “will retain its stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. unchanged.” Suzuki requested its shares be returned in light of what representatives say are… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin and Maybach To Break Their Engagement

Aston Martin and Maybach To Break Their Engagement
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It was only a few months ago, when talks of an engagement between Aston Martin and Maybach was making headlines. This partnership would have seen the two uber-luxury brands sharing technology and platforms. Now according to sources, the union has broken before it even started, citing money issues. If the deal had stayed intact, Aston… Continue Reading...

Partnership Between Volkswagen And Suzuki Goes Sour

Partnership Between Volkswagen And Suzuki Goes Sour
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In 2009, Volkswagen, in its ever growing quest to become the largest automaker in the world, bought 20% of Suzuki for $2.5-billion. The partnership would have given VW insight into Suzuki’s small-car technology, a segment the Japanese auto-maker is very successful at in Japan. Suzuki on the other hand would have gained valuable knowledge on… Continue Reading...

Saab Signs On Another Distributor in China to Help Stay Afloat

Saab Signs On Another Distributor in China to Help Stay Afloat
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The drama involving Saab is on-going and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. It seems every time the company starts production, something will cause the production line to stop, whether its money related or parts supply related, and often both. Saab was hoping to have some stability back in their lives after… Continue Reading...