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Ford passes on GM's 9-speed automatic transmission

Ford says efficiency gains don't justify added cost and weight

Ford and General Motors signed an agreement five years ago to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions as a way to lower costs and achieve higher fuel economy amid tightening federal rules. But now, Ford is saying no thanks to the nine-speed box developed by its crosstown rival.

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Honda, GM supposedly working together on PHEVs, autonomous cars

A new rumor says Honda and General Motors will expand their hydrogen vehicle partnership to include plug-in hybrids and autonomous vehicles. Now you know.

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Mitsubishi, Nissan will build mini EV together

Partnership That Makes Dayz, eK Founded In 2011

Two Japanese automakers will build upon current relationship in quest to further go electric.

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Fisker seeks financial partner after "tough year"

After facing what could be charitably described as a terrible year, Fisker founder and Chairman Henrik Fisker admitted in a recent interview that his company is "actively engaged in conversations with potential strategic partners." Speaking with TheDetroitBureau.com, Fisker went on to say that he'd, "like to see if we can get something done next year."

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Suzuki 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 partnershi

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BMW partnering with Hyundai on engine cost-sharing?

Automotive News reports BMW and Hyundai are currently engaged in talks that may lead to the two companies partnering on engine development. A German industry newsletter reported that Hyundai Chairman Chung Mong-koo's son, Chugn Eui-sun, recently met with a small group of BMW executives in Munich, and that the move would likely help the two manufacturers offset the heavy costs of engineering a new e

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"It's partner or die" in today's automotive world

Why Automakers Are Increasingly Entering Alliances

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GM, Peugeot in "advanced alliance talks"

Automotive News is reporting that stories in two other papers, France's La Tribune and England's The Financial Times, assert that General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën are "in advanced talks about an alliance." Neither maker would comment on the stories, but it has been well documented that both are looking to turn

BMW, Toyota Announce Green Tech Collaboration

In yet another example of two major automotive companies joining forces for the sake of CO2 reduction, BMW and Toyota announced a joint research collaboration that will tackle the problems of "next-generation environmental-friendly technologies."

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VW, Suzuki not on speaking terms, thinking about seeing other people

You know the script – you meet somebody new and all cylinders seem to be firing in perfect harmony. You decide to see more of each other, consider moving your relationship to the so-called next level. You exchange keys. And that's when things start to go sour.

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Osamu Suzuki blog paints VW tie-up in negative light

There seems to be a bit of a domestic disturbance between Suzuki and Volkswagen. According to The Truth About Cars, VW is a bit upset that the corporate tie-up between the two automakers hasn't borne more fruit. If you believe the whispers sneaking around the web right now, the German company even went so far as to leak its frustrations to the German press, saying that partnership is "a big

Report: Suzuki breaks off alt-power partnership with GM

According to Reuters, Suzuki plans on ending joint development programs with General Motors next month - the two had been partnering on innovative hybrid and fuel-cell technologies. The news follows on the heels of last month's announcement that that Suzuki and Volkswagen had tied the knot (as part of that agreement, VW bought 19.9

Volkswagen looking to take stake in Suzuki by year's end?

The rumors keep coming. Just last month, we reported that Volkswagen AG was interested in a small slice of Suzuki Motors. Now, the German industry publication Automobilwoche is reiterating the same news. Apparently, a Suzuki executive at the Michael Harley

GM CEO heading to Japan to talk with Toyota, expanding business partnership

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Tata asks Fiat for help selling the Nano

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Chrysler and Chery's lovechild not ready for export, yet

If you've been waiting on pins and needles for a small Chrysler that's due to be built in China by Chery, you're going to have to twiddle your thumbs a little longer. Though we've been hearing about a Chrysler/Chery Hornet or Demon for some time, execs from both companies don't believe the product

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