managers of the Volkswagen Group may be (for the year so far) satisfied. The sales of its global brands, they continue placing as constructor most sold in the world and this is something that had been long time looking forward to. However, movements that occur in the automotive sector are very fast and where a brand is today independent tomorrow, it may be part of a large group and chafarle the party to more of a competitor.
This is what has happened with Opel and its acquisition by the French group PSA. Until now, the group galo was the third constructor of Europe, but with the addition of the signature of the beam to its structure become suddenly in the second. When is Opel fully integrated within PSA your annual volume will be about five million cars and that makes the brands of the Volkswagen Group to see the jeopardy his reign european.
in View of the situation, the bright Sergio Marchionne already announced in the Geneva motor show, would not see with bad eyes a possible alliance with the German consortium. Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) has spent years looking for partners with which to share development costs, and what better partner than the largest builder of cars in the world. As were the words of the director, canadian the makers of Volkswagen is quick to say that he had not intentions to do this.
however, some have had to change things in the bosom of the German conglomerate, it seems like that is what you have thought of something better. Apparently Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has declared in a press conference on the occasion of the presentation of the accounts of your group, he did not rule out a possible alliance with the group of italo americanor. However hastened to say that “there has been no contact at this point between Mr. Marchionne and I, but I never said I exclude it”.
Since then FCA would save a lot in costs development and might have access to technology that still eludes them a little bit of your hands. But I must say that the one that really would benefit made this association is Volkswagen, since it would have access to the manufacturing of small vehicles, technology and competition to the american market. There is nothing.
Source – Volkswagen Group AG