Partnerships

Jaguar Land Rover begins production trials at China assembly plant

April 4, 2014 11:12 CET
Jaguar Land Rover and partner Chery Automobile have launched production trials at an assembly plant in China, a local newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

With Tavares no longer involved, Renault divorces Alpine partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans with Caterham, its racing partner, to revive the marque. But a source says the project will still go ahead.... Read More »

 

Aston Martin said to discuss building SUV with Daimler

March 31, 2014 10:48 CET
Aston Martin and Daimler are said to be holding talks to extend their cooperation to building an SUV as the UK carmaker seeks to broaden its lineup.... Read More »

 

Renault will revive Alpine brand alone after ending Caterham tie-up, reports say

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault will revive its Alpine brand on its own after ending a partnership with UK specialist sports car maker Caterham, reports said.... Read More »

 

Schaeffler to expand cooperation with Continental

March 21, 2014 12:16 CET
Schaeffler says it will streamline its operations and widen cooperation with fellow German supplier Continental.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Renault to gain most from closer ties with Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Renault stands to benefit the most from deeper ties with alliance partner Nissan, industry watchers believe.... Read More »

 

Magna forms Chinese joint venture to produce front-end modules

Feb. 18, 2014 12:47 CET
Magna has created a joint venture with Chongqing Guangneng Rongneng Trim to produce front-end modules for automakers in China.... Read More »

 

Dongfeng confirms talks with PSA but says no deal reached

Feb. 10, 2014 10:47 CET
Dongfeng confirmed that it had held talks with PSA about a potential investment in the French carmaker, but said no agreement had yet been reached between the two groups.... Read More »

 

Daimler is open to further Renault-Nissan cooperation; projects with Tesla

Jan. 31, 2014 10:23 CET
Daimler is open to broadening its cooperation with partners Renault and Nissan to include other car segments and to new projects with Tesla, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

 

GM to sell PSA stake

Dec. 12, 2013 18:35 CET
GM is selling its entire 7 percent stake in PSA while scaling back efforts to jointly develop vehicles with the French automaker. GM said it will sell its 24.8 million shares through a private placement to institutional investors. GM acquired the shares in February 2012 for about $400 million.... Read More »

 

Opel, PSA end plans for shared subcompact platform

Dec. 12, 2013 11:06 CET
GM's Opel unit and partner PSA said they are abandoning plans to co-develop a common platform for subcompact cars.... Read More »

 

GM to unload 7% stake in French automaker PSA Peugeot

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
GM is selling its entire stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen while scaling back efforts to jointly develop vehicles with the French automaker. GM said it will sell its 7 percent stake, or 24.8 million shares, through a private placement to institutional investors. GM acquired the shares in February 2012 for about $400 million.... Read More »

 

GM wins conquests through Costco

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2013
A promotion between General Motors and Costco's auto sales arm has the warehouse club's members kicking the tires on GM's full-sized pickups far more than in the past.... Read More »

 

BMW and PSA will review engine alliance next year, Reithofer tells paper

Dec. 2, 2013 10:32 CET
BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will review their partnership on small gasoline engines next September, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer told a French newspaper.... Read More »

 

PSA, Renault will end engine and transmission alliance in France

Nov. 21, 2013 09:13 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Renault will end a partnership on engines and transmissions that is their last production alliance in France.... Read More »

 

YANG JIAN

Wuhan is poised to be China's Motor City

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
Several Chinese cities are jostling for the title of "The Chinese Detroit" as they vie for bragging rights as the country's biggest auto producer. But Wuhan, which is home to Nissan, PSA, Renault and Honda, looks likely to win the title.... Read More »

 

YANG JIAN

How Dongfeng can protect a risky investment in PSA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013
Dongfeng is being very cautious about a proposal to buy a stake in its joint-venture partner, PSA -- and rightly so. PSA would like to have Dongfeng's money, but won't be so happy to share technology.... Read More »

 

Magneti Marelli plans new lighting JV in China

Oct. 22, 2013 12:43 CET
Italian supplier Magneti Marelli has formed a joint venture with a subsidiary of China South Industries Group Corp. to produce headlamps and taillights in a new plant in central China.... Read More »

 

PSA confirms partnership talks after report says Dongfeng plans 30% stake

Oct. 9, 2013 12:39 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said it is in talks on potential new overseas partnerships after a Chinese newspaper reported that Dongfeng Motor may buy a 30 percent stake in the French automkaer for $1.63 billion.... Read More »

 

Opel in talks to make Zafira at PSA plant in France, report says

Sept. 25, 2013 11:04 CET
Opel and PSA plan to expand their partnership by building the Opel Zafira minivan at a PSA plant in France and the Citroen C3 Picasso minivan at Opel's plant in Spain, a report said.... Read More »

 

PSA will continue building minicars with Toyota, report says

Sept. 20, 2013 10:42 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will continue to collaborate with Toyota in the minicar segment, PSA chief Philippe Varin said, ending speculation that PSA's tie-up with General Motors had put the cooperation at risk.... Read More »

 

BMW said to let PSA cooperation on engines expire after 2016

Sept. 4, 2013 11:34 CET
BMW and PSA will end cooperation on small gasoline engines when the project agreement lapses in 2016, a person familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

 

PSA eyes GM tie-up in South America, report says

Aug. 28, 2013 11:11 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen wants to take advantage of partner General Motors' strength in South America to reduce its dependence on Europe, a senior executive told a newspaper.... Read More »

 

BMW China partner's profit gains 52% on demand for 5 series

Aug. 13, 2013 13:04 CET
BMW's Chinese partner, Brilliance, reported first-half profit surged 52 percent on demand for new models including the 5-series sedan.... Read More »

 

Daimler will take 5% stake in Aston Martin

July 25, 2013 11:43 CET
Daimler will take a stake of up to 5 percent in Aston Martin as part of a technical partnership between the UK sports car maker and AMG, the performance division of Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

 

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