Even more interesting/disturbing is the revelation that for the last two years, Chrysler has attempted to forge an alliance with nearly every automaker on the planet, including GAZ, Honda, Hyundai, Magna, Nissan and Tata, along with General Motors and even Toyota.
The document reveals:
- Chrysler and GM were in discussions in June and August of 2008, then later in November, with a last-ditch attempt in January which died shortly thereafter.
- A plan was proposed to Toyota, in which Chrysler would provide the Japanese automaker with its excess capacity or work with Toyota to develop new products, including (laughably) hybrids.
- Talks with Nissan failed in July, started again in September, then again in January and were eventually shot down.
- And finally, Honda received a proposal from Chrysler – then promptly rejected it the next day.
[Source: Detroit News | Image Source: Stan Honda/Getty]