Nissan, Chrysler team up for compact car and pickup

Expanding on their product shareing alliance, Nissan and Chrysler announced today that Chrysler will begin builing pickup trucks for Nissan while Nissan will produce subcompact cars for Chrysler.

Under the agreement Nissan will discontinue building its Titan pickup when Chrysler begins production of Nissan trucks in 2011. Chrysler in return will get a Nissan-based compact car which will be produced in Nissan’s Oppama, Japan factory. The car will arrive in North America and Europe in 2010.

The Chrysler car will be built on a new Nissan platform and will follow Chrysler’s already completed design. Chrysler will built the Nissan truck at its Saltillo, Mexico plant and will shift Dodge Ram production to St. Louis North and Warren, Michigan.

Chrysler’s co-president Tom LaSorda said the deal has no impact on its partnership with Chery.

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