General Motors and Isuzu were partners for decades before parting ways in 2006. Even now, you can find the final hangover of an alliance that gave us vehicles like the Geo Storm and Chevrolet LUV in the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado smallish pickups.

The two companies may start negotiations soon for General Motors to once again take a stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd. with commercial vehicle sales in Asia and Central and South America as the goal, reports the Japanese Nikkei business daily.

GM would go in for ten percent of Isuzu, and this deal would likely spell the end for Toyota's 5.9-percent interest in Isuzu, as well as smother any capital partnership talks with Volkswagen. Isuzu developed the GMT355 trucks, and if lashed-up with GM again, a team effort to develop, produce and distribute pickup trucks is being considered. At ten percent, General Motors would pass Mitsubishi Corporation's 9.2-percent stake in Isuzu to become its largest single shareholder.

North American small pickup fans probably shouldn't get excited about this, as it appears aimed mostly at markets more suited to smaller trucks. With GM's new full-size pickups on the horizon, the General likely wants you to forget that there are any other choices for the time being.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I remeber when Isuzu made some of the toughest, most offroad capable suvs out there. The Rodeo, Amigo, Trooper, Vehicross..... Those days are long gone.
      Orlando
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome!!! Can't wait for the all new Chevy Impulse to hit dealer lots!!!!
      scout62
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good, Isuzu is huge in some markets.
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      RichEagle87
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad to see GM has learned nothing in the last five years.....
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM is out to fail yet again. They really need to fire those CEOs. They are just going to ruin GM into bankruptcy again. Oh freaking well.
      Toneron
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do't you fools pay the taxpayers back first? And how about a little gratitude?
        darkness
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Toneron
        Did Bush and Obama come to you personally and take your money? No they didnt so stop with the owing tax payers bulls#it.
          darkness
          • 2 Years Ago
          @darkness
          Total waste of my government alloted time arguing with a ho like you
          darkness
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          @darkness
          We can all be whoever we want to be on the internet, if i see you at Wal Mart tonight would you please direct me to the mens sock isle.
          darkness
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          @darkness
          I pay more in taxes than what you make doucher.
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      lrx301
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's hard to teach old dogs new tricks. They have the tendency of doing the old things again and again.
      Jerry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid...
      CWT092079
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe GM can bring Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saturn, Geo, Hummer, Daewoo, and Goodwrench back to life... maybe open up another 5000 dealers, and buy back Saab while they're at it! IDIOTS!!
      thumerzs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gotta wonder who does the "shopping" for these big automakers? They hook up with the worst of the worst, and then somehow expect brilliant results. Meanwhile, a great company like Mazda is languishing out there and there are seemingly no suitors who want to take it to the dance.
      oollyoumn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah, and this relationship work out so well the first time. Why does GM seek out partnerships with companies in trouble? Are they really this obsessed with being seen as the largest. Meanwhile GM continues to loose market share in the US and Europe. The only markets that GM does well in are ones that have a reputation for tolerating low quality.
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