12.09.2011. Media reports suggest that Suzuki has decided to dissolve its partnership with German carmaker Volkswagen (VW). There was apparently discontentment because of Suzuki’s decision to source diesel motors from Fiat. The partnership was especially interesting as it was meant to enable VW a strategic leverage for its India operations. Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki is a dominant automobile player in India especially in the segment of small cars.
- Financial Times (12.09.2011): „Suzuki asks VW to dissolve alliance„
- Wall Street Journal (12.09.2011): „VW-Suzuki Partnership Nears Collapse„
- Business Week (11.09.2011): „Volkswagen Gives Suzuki Weeks to Remedy Cooperation Infringement„
- Financial Times (11.09.2011): „VW accuses Suzuki of infringing agreement„
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