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GM And Isuzu Partnership Continues With NG Pickups

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GM and Isuzu to develop next pick-ups

auto.moldova.org

6/13/06

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"Super Clean" -- Isuzu is researching and developing diesel engines that are both environmentally friendly and economical, with the aim to reduce exhaust emissions and to improve fuel economy.

General Motors Corp. and Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. said they planned to develop next-generation pick-up trucks and other models, aiming to boost efficiency and cut costs.

GM and Isuzu worked together in the early development stage of the current model Chevrolet Colorado and Isuzu D-Max pick-ups.

By setting up a 50-50 venture, LCV Platform Engineering Corp., the companies plan work together in more areas to develop a model for emerging markets such as Southeast Asia, South America and Africa, an Isuzu spokesman said.

While Isuzu will be responsible for engineering, GM will use the platform to develop other models such as passenger cars and sport utility vehicles, he added.

The venture, capitalized at 100 million yen ($874,000), will be based at Isuzu's engineering centre in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo. It is scheduled to be fully operational by September.

Isuzu expects to increase production of pick-up trucks by over 9 percent in 2006 to 350,000 units.

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