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Renault-Nissan and Daimler Announce Strategic Cooperation; Equity Exchanges, Common Small Vehicle Platform, Powertrains and Light Commercial Vehicles

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The new partners have agreed upon, and will implement with immediate effect, specific projects in the areas of a new common architecture for small vehicles; engines; and light commercial vehicles. The smart plant in Hambach, France will be the production location for the two-seater versions, while the Renault plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia will be the production location for the four-seater versions. This includes 4- and 6-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.

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Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

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While our initial collaboration focused strongly on European projects, we are now focusing on synergies in all key markets. It is the first Infiniti automobile to have a powertrain comprising a diesel engine and automatic transmission from the cooperation with Daimler. The cooperation is continuing also in the field of commercial vehicles. This cross-supply volume initially amounts to about 1,300 units for the Japanese market. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. The light commercial vehicle manufacturer, a subsidiary of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer SAIC Motor, is also announcing LeasePlan as its exclusive partner in Europe, as it prepares for its full brand launch in 2019. With the introduction of the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand, SAIC Mobility Europe starts its European activities.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler partnership solid and expanding; 12 projects on three continents

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This partnership has accelerated the time-to-market for significant vehicle launches and has been an obvious strategic advantage for Renault and Nissan. The smart fortwo is being built at smart’s Hambach plant in France, while the Twingo and the smart forfour are being produced at Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. In September, Renault began supplying 1.6-liter diesel engines for both the new Mercedes C-Class and the Mercedes Vito van.

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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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Through the strategic extension of our cooperation with Renault-Nissan we can realize near-market engine production in the NAFTA region on attractive economic terms and make optimum use of synergies arising from the cooperation. Thus we are systematically broadening our manufacturing footprint in this important growth market. In the latest advance in the collaboration of Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance ( earlier post ), Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn.,