VW and Suzuki

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By now, you’ve probably heard confirmation the rumors are true, VW plans to buy every automaker on earth except for Opel and Saturn.  Ouch.  It’s interesting to see the posturing going on with VW.  They buy the 20ish percent stake in Suzuki to get a stronghold into India and some small car skills plus, and perhaps most importantly to Piech, the bragging rights to world’s biggest car lord overtaking Toyota.

What still boggles my noodle, is if the small car expertise is so valuable as to get billions in investment from VW, why can’t Suzuki make a go of it in the US?  Seems like everybody is talking small car this and small car that yet Suzuki sales are in the toilet.  Hmmm…

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