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GM may have liquidated off its Isuzu ownership in a fire sale, but the two companies are still planning new joint ventures. Take, for example, this story out of Moldovia today: GM and Isuzu are launching a joint platform-development project from which will spring the underpinnings for a new generation of pickups for emerging markets (read: cheap) and cars. Dubbed LCV Platform Engineering Corp. (no subterfuge, here) the venture โ€” capitalized for less than a week's worth of lunches at the Renn Center โ€” will see Isuzu doing most of the engineering and GM getting the spoils. That's what we call win-win.

GM and Isuzu to develop next pick-ups []

GM Sells Stake in Isuzu. Yawn [internal]