This would give either company a foray into Europe and Latin America and, possibly, a footprint into the United States, slicing the domestic marketshare pie just a little more.
Any company with ambitions to go global has to be in China. But, how long will it be before China feels the pressure and wants to increase its marketshare by going global? Obviously, sooner than most thought.
Rumor has it that the companies to watch out for are Changan, Chery, and Geely.
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Changan is the top producing car company in China and has dealings with Ford, Suzuki, and Mazda. Geely owns 5 percent of the Chinese market. Cars are priced around USD 5, There is a report that Geely recently signed a deal with Malcolm Bricklins Chery to start selling its vehicles in the United States by General Motors and Ford are in the news for losing marketshare while Nissan and Toyota are in the news for gaining marketshare.
They should all be competitive and not talking to each other at all, right? Wrong, synergy between companies can save big on technology and the savings are in the billions when platforms are shared.
Sometimes the platform sharing is with the strangest bedfellows until you realize who owns whom. Rumored to be interested in buying Fiat.
A state enterprise owned by the city of Shanghai. FHI has an aerospace division that provides Boeing with infrastructure.
FHI applies a great deal of its aircraft technology to its automotive division, most notably the horizontally-opposed boxer engines used in all modern Subaru automobiles.
The Indica V2 is Indias only fully designed and manufactured passenger car. The Bentley Continental and Flying Spur share bits of the platform and hardware of the cylinder Volkswagen Phaeton. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.
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Makes the Zhonghua in China. The state-owned company already has dealings with Ford, Suzuki, and Mazda for Chinese operations. Dodge Darryl R. What does that mean?
It means you get a great rear-wheel drive with a great all-independent suspension from Mercedes. JVs with VW and Toyota. Geely The second most likely Chinese company to come to America.
A private Chinese company started 7 years ago that specializes in affordable compact cars, such as Huapu and Haoqing, for the masses. Now has 5 percent of the car market in China.
Cars priced around USD 5, General Motors G. Entered into a joint venture with Toyota in The Saab is built in Moraine, Ohio.
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