VW, KTM Motorcycle Partnership Rumors Swirling, Could Result In…

Rumor has it that Volkswagen is in talks with KTM about partnering up to produce VW brand motorcycles. For you car folks, KTM is an Austrian firm known for its race-ready dirt and street bikes - think Ducati but with less of the pretense and more of the color orange. As the rumor has it, this could even result in… » 5/14/08 4:00pm 5/14/08 4:00pm

Spyker, Lotus Join Forces

Future Spyker models will be built on Lotus platforms and share many of their parts thanks to a deal made earlier today. The Parts and Platform Commonality agreement should be good news for the troubled Dutch sportscar maker, meaning much of their development cost will be carried by troubled English sportscar maker,… » 5/13/08 12:00pm 5/13/08 12:00pm

Chrysler and Nissan May Buddy Up for Compact Car

Reuters is reporting Nissan Motors and Chrysler LLC are deep in talks over a deal which would see Nissan supplying a compact car for Chysler's North American market. The target model would have a 1.8L engine and slot in the lowest rung of the Chrysler portfolio. Interestingly, the article goes on to mention how there… » 1/10/08 6:00pm 1/10/08 6:00pm