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25Suzuki gets legal with VW over troubled partnership

Suzuki is turning to legal arbiters in the UK in an attempt to force Volkswagen to return its 19.9-percent stake in the Japanese automaker, according to Automotive News Europe. VW purchased the sizable slice of Suzuki in 2009 for around $2.1 billion when the two embarked on a corporate partnership together, but the relationship soon hit trouble. Suzuki accused Volkswagen of failing to deliver on promises of shared technology, while the German manufacturer reportedly took issue with Suzuki opting

12Despite public squabbles, VW says it plans to keep Suzuki stake

Last month on The Young and the Restless Volkswagen-Suzuki Partnership, Osamu Suzuki was publicly declaring his angst with the "ball-and-chain" union, proclaiming it needed to end and serving legal papers. Volkswagen, meanwhile, was saying little other than that it wanted to speak to its partner privately and was not ready for a divorce, in spite of previously serving its own legal papers.

9Rendered Speculation: Suzuki SX4-based VW 'Rocktan' conjured up

According to Mibz.com, the Suzuki SX4 won't be pimped to just Fiat anymore (see: Sedici), Volkswagen is getting in on the act. Going after the small end of the market, VW is reportedly set to take advantage of its new 19.9 percent share of Suzuki and swiping the lovable little SX4 as the basis of a new model tentatively dubbed Rocktan.

3Rendered Speculation: Suzuki SX4-based VW 'Rocktan' conjured up

According to Mibz.com, the Suzuki SX4 won't be pimped to just Fiat anymore (see: Sedici), Volkswagen is getting in on the act. Going after the small end of the market, VW is reportedly set to take advantage of its new 19.9 percent share of Suzuki and swiping the lovable little SX4 as the basis of a new model tentatively dubbed Rocktan.

11Nissan small car program left out in the cold after VW-Suzuki deal?

Nissan got turned out of the Chrysler house after Fiat bought the Pentastar, which ended Nissan's hopes for a jointly developed replacement for the Nissan Titan. while it's busy doing the O Solo Mio routine on the coming 2014 Titan, another potential blow to the Japanese brand is coming at the other end of the market: superminis.

47Officially Official: VW and Suzuki tie the knot

As you can see from the image above depicting Osamu Suzuki, chairman and CEO of Suzuki Motor Corp. and Martin Winterkorn, his counterpart at Volkswagen AG, the two auto companies have agreed to link arms. Volkswagen has properly announced that it has "reached a common understanding to establish a close longterm strategic partnership" with Suzuki Motor Corporation. The union means VW will buy 19.9% of Suzuki, then Suzuki will spend half the money they just received from Volkswagen reciprocating b

23REPORT: Volkswagen to take 20% stake in Suzuki

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Though Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki would beg to differ, it seems that the old saying has once again been proven prescient. After a ton of rumor, innuendo and speculation on the matter along with the subsequent denials, a fresh report from Reuters indicates that Volkswagen is indeed on the verge of announcing that it's procuring a 20% stake in Suzuki.

5No Surprise: Volkswagen reportedly to take 20% stake in Suzuki

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Though Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki would beg to differ, it seems that the old saying has once again been proven accurate. After a ton of rumor, innuendo and speculation on the matter – along with the subsequent denials – a report from Reuters indicates that Volkswagen is indeed on the verge of announcing that it's procuring a 20 percent stake in Suzuki.

3REPORT: Suzuki ripe for takeover, VW and Renault-Nissan interested

According to the Nikkei in Japan and the Financial Times in the UK (via TTAC, which kindly assembled all the info in one place), Suzuki looks ripe for a takeover. Though the automaker is a serious player in its home market of Japan and in the burgeoning Indian market, its 2.36 million cars per year isn't enough to compete with larger competitors on a global scale.

24Rumormill: Volkswagen interested in Ducati... still

Ducati 1098R - Click above for high-res image gallery

13REPORT: Volkswagen interested in partnership with Suzuki, still

Suzuki Alto Lapin - Click above for high-res gallery

3REPORT: Volkswagen considering stake in Suzuki for micro-car alliance

Suzuki Alto Lapin - Click above for high-res gallery

20REPORT: Volkswagen considering stake in Suzuki for micro-car alliance

Suzuki Alto Lapin - Click above for high-res gallery

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