Joint Problems

Flint, Jerry
October 2005
Forbes Asia;10/17/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p39
The article reports on the popularity of joint ventures in the automobile industry and trade as of October 2005. The move to adopt joint ventures was due to the fact that previous mergers failed. General Motors and Ford combined to create a new six-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen and Porsche combined to turn out the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. As to Ford and Fiat, Ford's small car, the Ka, is getting old and Fiat could use a replacement for its small Cinquecento.


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