GM and Isuzu Plan To Develop New Pickup Trucks


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    General Motors and Isuzu said they plan to jointly develop a next-generation pickup truck. | January 10, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • General Motors and Japan's Isuzu said they will consider jointly developing a next-generation pickup truck in a move that could help the Detroit automaker get a stronger foothold in emerging markets.
  • "Moving forward, both companies will discuss specifics regarding the project," said GM in a statement on Wednesday.
  • The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to kick off negotiations.

DETROIT — General Motors and Japan's Isuzu said they will consider jointly developing a next-generation pickup truck in a move that could help the Detroit automaker get a stronger foothold in emerging markets.

"Moving forward, both companies will discuss specifics regarding the project," said GM in a statement on Wednesday.

The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to kick off negotiations.

GM and Isuzu first formed an alliance in 1971 and at one point GM acquired a 49 percent share of Isuzu. But the Detroit automaker sold its remaining 7.9 percent share in 2006.

Edmunds says: It's uncertain whether U.S. consumers will see the fruits of a new collaboration between GM and Isuzu, especially since it's more likely that the next-generation truck will be aimed at buyers in Southeast Asia, India and Latin America.

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