GM & ISUZU * USA: Stop developing pick-up trucks
* Michigan - GM, Isuzu end pick-up truck tie-up
General Motors Co and Isuzu Motor Co have agreed to stop working together on developing midsize pick-up trucks made in Asia, as the U.S. automaker focuses on the higher end of the market while the Japanese firm sticks to selling vehicles for everyday commercial purposes... The automakers said on Friday they had cancelled their pick-up truck deal struck in 2014, the latest under a joint product development arrangement which began in 2006... GM's revamped strategy is especially pronounced in Thailand, where the automaker is now launching sleeker pick-up trucks... Isuzu and Mazda Motor Co earlier this month announced that Isuzu would produce next-generation pick-up trucks for Mazda outside North America...
(Photo: General Motors Co and Isuzu Motor Co have agreed to cease collaboration on the development of midsize pick-up trucks made in Asia) -- Beijing, China /Tokyo, Japan - Reuters, by NORIHIKO SHIROUZU & NAOMI TAJITSU - Jul 22, 2016
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