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    Sorry Volvo, Renault's just not that into you

    It's no secret that Volvo has had an "FOR SALE" sign posted at the front door for some time now, but the number of bidders actually interested in the company are fast diminishing. The latest company to declare its non-interest is Renault, whose CEO Carlos Ghosn claimed that they were not interested ...

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    Daimler on the rebound looking for a new partner

    Dating on the rebound is rarely a good idea, and the soon to be former DaimlerChrysler appears set to prove it again. From a purely business standpoint, the marriage of Daimler Benz and Chrysler should have been a good thing. Both companies would have expanded their reach with relatively little ...

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    MIT helps Ford apply pressure

    Ford is looking for ways to pack their automobiles with innovative technology that achieves the seemingly impossible goal of using smaller, more efficient engines while still delivering the performance wallop customers are demanding. Not only is the Blue Oval seeking more involvement from their ...

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    BMW and Mercedes may hook up for subcompact

    Auto Bild is reporting that Mercedes and BMW may consider collaborating on subcompacts in the coming years. BMW's keeping an eye on the MINI plant in Oxford, England. If the factory doesn't run at full-tilt, BMW takes a monetary hit. Shacking up with Mercedes to build the next generation A-Class at ...

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    BMW and Mercedes sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

    Right now luxury carmakers are doing booming business, and rivals BMW and Mercedes are faring better than ever. Both auto manufacturers produce in excess of one million vehicles annually, and profits are coming in by the fistful. At the same time, Audi is growing faster than both luxury stalwarts, ...

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    Ghosn seeking partnership with US automaker again

    According to the French newspaper Le Parisien, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is on the hunt again for a U.S. partner. Considering that talks with General Motors about a possible alliance fell through last year when neither side could agree on what the other's partnership was worth, Ghosn has only ...

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    DaimlerChrysler good to go with Chery

    It looks like teeny tiny (and tinny) Pentastars could be coming. They could even be good. Tme will tell, as the DaimlerChrysler supervisory board has given its blessing to teaming up with China's Chery Motor Company. The Chinese government still needs to sign off, but that appears to be a formality ...

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    Kelly Clarkson hooks up with NASCAR

    Joining a list of artists that includes LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Lenny Kravitz, Grammy winner and former American Idol queen Kelly Clarkson has signed a deal to form the biggest-ever partnership between NASCAR and a musical artist. Vegas oddsmakers have not yet ...

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    Toyota down with Ford alliance - if Ford asks first

    Recently Ford CEO Alan Mulally and US Boss Mark Fields flew to Tokyo to meet with some top people from Toyota. The industry rumor mill immediately spun with speculation about a possible tie-up between the two companies. Ford, however, said the meeting was just so that Mulally could get to know his ...

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    Ford officially responds to talk of Toyota alliance

    We just received an official statement from Ford regarding the hoopla surrounding Ford CEO Alan Mulally visiting Japan last week with President of the Americas Mark Fields in tow and meeting with executives from Toyota. Here it is."We meet regularly with other automakers on a variety of topics of ...

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    Ford CEO meets with Toyota on potential partnership

    The old saying goes that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Ford has long since resigned itself to the fact that the #2 automaker in the U.S. will soon not be wearing a Blue Oval for a badge. Instead, Toyota is expected to occupy the numero dos position as soon as January, with Ford's market share ...

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    BMW and PSA to expand engine partnership

    It struck us as an odd pairing when BMW and PSA Peugeot-Citroen formed their initial partnership. BMW, a German conglomerate building premium performance and luxury automobiles and controlling a couple small but iconic British marques, and PSA, a grouping of two run-of-the-mill mass-production ...

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    Wagoner and Ghosn to meet later this month

    Speculation is further being fueled that a possible alliance between General Motors and Nissan/Renault could become a reality with news coming yesterday that Rick Wagoner, the embattled yet persistent CEO of GM, and Carlos Ghosn, the superstar CEO of Nissan and Renault, will meet in Detroit later ...

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    Nissan responds to GM alliance talk

    Here's Nissan's official response to the flurry of speculation caused by Tracinda Corp., Kirk Kerkorian's investment company, when it sent a letter to General Motors suggesting the automaker immediately explore joining Nissan and Renault's alliance. Issued by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo, ...


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