TOKYO (AP) _ Nissan will supply pickup trucks for Suzuki to sell
in North America in an expansion of the Japanese automakers'
business co-operation, both sides said Friday.
Nissan Motor Co. and Suzuki Motor Corp. already have a
partnership, in which Suzuki provides Nissan mini-cars, mainly for
the Japanese market, to be sold under the Nissan brand.
Under the latest deal, Suzuki will supply small cars for Nissan
to sell in Europe, the companies said. Nissan will also provide
vehicles for Suzuki to sell under the Suzuki brand, they said.
Nissan does not make its own mini-vehicles, which have engines of
up to 0.66 litres and get tax breaks in Japan. Minicar sales have
been booming lately in Japan while the overall auto market here has