Nissan and Suzuki closer together
2 June 2006

Nissan and Suzuki have announced a fresh deal to collaborate on cars and components - and some of the new kit will come to Europe.

Suzuki already supplies Nissan with small cars in Japan; in return Nissan provides automatic transmissions for Suzuki.

The programme will be expanded globally. From 2008 in Europe, Suzuki will build a city car for Nissan.

The US will be the venue for Nissan's supply of a compact pickup truck to Suzuki, also from 2008.

The expansion will happen towards the end of this year in Japan, where Nissan will supply Suzuki with a small MPV and Suzuki will give Nissan another city car.

The manufacturers are not only to make cars for one another but will start to make them together in India at an as-yet unannounced date.

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