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Love Trains: A Guide to Automaker Partnerships

Love Trains: A Guide to Automaker Partnerships
Carmakers are notoriously promiscuous. Our handy diagram will help you understand which automakers are in bed with whom.
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1. Model and platform development, joint purchasing 2. Commercial van production 3. Fuel-cell technology agreement 4. Small-car and powertrain production 5. VW is partial owner of Suzuki 6. Joint purchasing of hidden components such as seat frames and batteries, urban-EV development 7. Four-cylinder-engine production; electric and hybrid component R&D and purchasing 8. Lithium-ion battery research, BMW to supply diesel engines for European-market Toyotas beginning in 2014 9. Commercial van production 10. Small-car development; small-van production, electric-motor and battery R&D and production 11. Engine, component, and vehicle production 12. Diesel-engine production 13. Small-car and mid-size-pickup production 14. Minivan production 15. Small-car and SUV production, Fiat diesel engines used in Suzuki Swift and Splash 16. Small-car development and production 17. Hybrid-system and in-car-telematics development 18. Diesel-engine development 19. Small-car development and production 20. Commercial van production 21. Toyota iQ sold as Aston Martin Cygnet 22. Mazda licenses Toyota’s hybrid drivetrain 23. Sports-car development and production, Subaru licenses Toyota hybrid drivetrains 24. Sedan and small-pickup production 25. Drivetrain production 26. Small-car production 27. Utility-vehicle production 28. EV, crossover production 29. Van production 30. Small-car production 31. Small-roadster development 32. Minicar production
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That is the Tokyo area train map.
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)

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