Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mercedes Benz-Renault-Nissan May Tie Up For Small Car Debut In India

Three Giants

India maybe the the first country where three of the world’s manufacturers Mercedes-Benz ( and Smart), Renault and Nissan together may launch a small car. The combination of technologies from French, Germany and Japan may result an outstanding small car. The Project Edison, the name of the collaboration is developing drivetrains for rear wheel drive vehicles as seen in the Smart cars. The engine options are 1.2 ltr four cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

We have worked very closely with Renault over the past year and if we are able to develop something suitable for the market, then India could get it,” said Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of Daimler and head of Mercedes Benz. “We know small cars is big in India and we are aware of the growth potential. There is a lot of work going on between Renault and Smart. The new A-Class (Mercedes’ smallest offering globally) also has a high chance.”


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