Posted by mike on 2011/5/26 14:22:00 (1681) reads
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Posted: 2011/5/28 0:53 Updated: 2011/5/28 0:53
Just can't stay away
Re: JeepNewsNow Podcast Episode 2: Engines!
I'm glad to see that a diesel "might" be coming, but 3 year's wait is too much to ask.
Of more current interest are the 2 articles in Allpar noting that Suzuki top management went to Italy and met with Fiat top management. It seems that VW owns 19.2% of Suzuki and is treating them badly. (VW won't let them release their new Swift in the USA, for example, as it might compete with VW offerings). Fiat is interested in Suzuki because they have good access to markets in china and India, while Fiat does not. I'm interested because Suzuki has the small Jimny which could be ready faster than reworking the Panda.