Russian automotive manufacturer GAZ
is being courted by a number of handsome suitors, according to Inside Line. While the company currently produces the Volga Siber
at its Gorky Automobile plant, there's some indication that Daimler may want the facility to switch to building the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
. The move would kinda sorta be an all-in-the-family affair as the Siber is currently built off of the old Chrysler Sebring
platform. With Chrysler
out of Daimler's portfolio and Mercedes-Benz
looking to take the Russian assault to its rival BMW
, the move would make plenty of sense. It would also seem to be a rather large step up from its current configuration.
The thing is, GAZ has also been spending late nights on the phone with the likes of Tata
to produce that company's Indicar. At the same time, General Motors
has been wooing Tata
to manufacture any number of its vehicles. At this point, it's anyone's guess as to which company will win the GAZ plant's heart, but Inside Line seems to think that GM
has the best bet out of the field of potentials. The reason? Bo Anderson, the new chairman of GAZ, used to be the head of worldwide purchasing for The General. How's that for a love trapezoid?
[Source: Inside Line