COMMENT: What’s behind the Ford-VW commercial vehicle tie-up?

Alan Bunting considers the implications of the two automakers’ plans to jointly develop of a range of commercial vehicles

In late June, Ford and Volkswagen announced their ‘strategic alliance’, a key element of which will be the ‘joint development of a range of commercial vehicles’. VW’s Head of Group Strategy, Dr Thomas Sedran asserted that ‘both companies have strong and complementary positions in different CV segments already’.

What he did not say, however, was that…

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