Perhaps reviving the Chevrolet Cruze in Civic is not a loopy thought in any case. On Thursday morning, Normal Motors and Honda introduced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to pave the way in which for a North American alliance.
Sharing the platform and powertrain throughout a number of segments can be a part of that strategic alliance, the automakers declare, and one would marvel what the longer term holds for more and more leisurely, longtime opponents.
“Below the proposed alliance, Honda and GM would work collectively in quite a lot of segments in North America and intend to share automobile platforms, together with each electrified and inner combustion propulsion programs that align with the automobile platforms,”
Quite a few collectively developed autos can be bought underneath the 2 corporations’ core manufacturers, the automakers mentioned.
Much like Ford and Volkswagen, strategic alliances permit for a sharing of strengths and a discount in R&D prices, however this proposed partnership strikes near residence. It’s harking back to the GM-Toyota three way partnership within the 1980s and 1990s.
– Matthew the Automotive Man (@DudeDrivesCars) 3rd September 2020
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