Tag: partnerships

Report: After Sinking Big Bucks Into a Big Market, Ford Finds Someone to Hold Half the Bag

<img data-attachment-id="1618242" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01.jpg" data-orig-size="700,415" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01" data-image-description=" Image: Ford India ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-450×267.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-610×362.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1618242 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-610×362.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”362″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-610×362.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-75×44.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-450×267.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01-120×71.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ford-EcoSport_ST-Line-2018-1024-01.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In this case, the locale is India — birthplace of the EcoSport and a developing, massively populous market with […]

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Toyota Buys Stake in Suzuki, Announces Alliance Deal

<img data-attachment-id="1683504" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge.jpg" data-orig-size="4665,3110" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1559968216","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"185","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Toyota Avalon badge" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683504 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Toyota Avalon badge” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Toyota-Avalon-badge-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Not in the least shy when […]

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Adding Audi: German Automakers Update Autonomous Alliance

<img data-attachment-id="1685946" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium.jpg" data-orig-size="3508,2338" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"Tags: Audi, sales, model range, single frame, symbol, brand, logo,","created_timestamp":"1463037637","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"160","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.0125","title":"AUDI AG Ingolstadt","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="AUDI AG Ingolstadt audi grilles audi lineup parking lot parked cars" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1685946″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-120×80.jpg […]

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Report: Future Jags, Land Rover Could Boast Bimmer Baby Daddy

Eager to reduce R&D costs, Jaguar Land Rover and BMW forged a cross-channel bond earlier this summer, but the increasingly cozy relationship between the Anglo-German rivals likely won’t end with the mere sharing of electric drive units and internal combustion engines. A number of JLR vehicles poised to drop from the product pipeline could come […]

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There’s More Than One Name in This Little Black Book, Manley Tells Renault

Maybe that’s a dated reference in this age of smartphones and hookup romance apps. Regardless, the list of potential partners for a prowling Fiat Chrysler doesn’t begin and end with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Oh sure, it wouldn’t mind getting down to business with the French-Japanese auto giant, but there’s plenty of fish in the sea. FCA knows […]

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China’s BAIC Purchases Five Percent of Daimler

<img data-attachment-id="1682486" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="mercedes-benz logo mercedes-benz grille" data-image-description=" Franz12/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682486″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1168550797.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Beijing Automotive Group Co Ltd (BAIC) announced on Tuesday that it had purchased a 5 percent […]

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Toyota Announces Product Development Deal With China’s BYD

<img data-attachment-id="1679528" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,664" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="toyota logo badge emblem" data-image-description=" NeydtStock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679528″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Friday, Toyota Motor Corp. announced it had signed an agreement for the joint development of battery […]

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Volkswagen Breaks Bond With Tech Partner, Moves Closer to Ford

<img data-attachment-id="1624256" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496.jpg" data-orig-size="3712,2349" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Herbert Diess Jetta 2017" data-image-description=" Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-450×285.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-610×386.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1624256 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-610×386.jpg” alt=”Herbert Diess Jetta 2017″ width=”610″ height=”386″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-610×386.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-450×285.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-768×486.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-120×76.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen is close to sealing a deal with Ford Motor Company for the next phase […]

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Fiat Chrysler Teams Up With Aurora to (Eventually) Leave Steering Wheels Behind

<img data-attachment-id="1515577" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"A.J. Mueller","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT","created_timestamp":"1418578632","copyright":"","focal_length":"63","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.04","title":"2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1515577 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT – Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-450×300.jpg 450w, […]

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FCA Chairman: Make No Mistake – We’re Still on the Prowl

<img data-attachment-id="1649766" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill.jpg" data-orig-size="916,515" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Ram 1500 North Edition downhill" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1649766 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill-120×67.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-Ram-1500-North-Edition-downhill.jpg 916w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Thursday night’s falling apart of the proposed Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger was a setback for […]

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Thanks, Toyota: Subaru to Gain an Electric Crossover, EV Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1558225" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-e1493220521816.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2002" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Subaru Legacy 2018 Logo Emblem Grille" data-image-description=" Image: Subaru ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1558225 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-610×407.jpg” alt=”Subaru Legacy 2018 Logo Emblem Grille” width=”610″ height=”407″> This is what handing 16.8 percent of your company’s ownership to another automaker gets you. Just days after BMW and Jaguar Land Rover announced […]

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Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Partner Up on Electrification

On the eve of D-Day, a British automaker and its German rival have teamed up to defeat a modern foe: spiraling development costs born of electrification. Europe’s going green these days, and the need to ditch diesel (and eventually gas) to satisfy the boys on Brussel, coupled with a general cooling off in Western demand, […]

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GM, Michelin Team Up for Airless Tires

General Motors and tiremaker Michelin no doubt hope a joint research agreement announced Tuesday bears riper fruit than Goodyear’s early-60s attempt to offer illuminated Neothane tires. The two companies plan to develop and test an airless, puncture-resistant tire, aka the Unique Puncture-proof Tire System (Uptis), with the intent to introduce the product on GM vehicles […]

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