Saturday, July 15, 2006

GERMAN PRESS: Daimler, VW consider small car cooperation

Last Update: 10:04 AM ET Jul 9, 2006

FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) -- DaimlerChrysler AG (DCX) and Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) may cooperate in the area of small cars, magazine Focus reports.
According to the magazine, VW could deliver engines for Daimler's two-seater Smart car. The engines would be those used for VW's Fox and Polo models. Advance planners have been advising the companies on the project, Focus says.
In the compact car category, the companies could also use a common platform for the models Mercedes A and B classes, Chrysler PT-Cruiser and VW Golf, the magazine said.
Both companies declined comment on the report.
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