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It's some wild-ass speculation to be sure. BusinessWeek's David Kiley picked up on a recent quote from Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and ran screaming into the fortune-teller's tent. In a recent article in Forbes Kiley notes on BW's Autobeat blog, Ghosn was asked, "Do you see the day where you could expand the Renault-Nissan alliance to include a North American company?" to which he responded, "Why not?" That said, Kiley came up with Ford as the only such firm available (well it couldn't be GM — the legal fees alone would be 12 figures). Of course it could be wishful thinking, considering such an outrageous story would likely net Kiley about 1,000 column inches and put him in range of a Pulitzer. But could it happen? Would it take too much genius even for Carlos the Great. Hmmm.

Can Ghosn See Ford In His Future? [BusinessWeek's Autobeat blog]

Carlos Ghosn Says 'Non' to Bill Ford [internal]