The Detroit News reports: P'I'm not talking to anybody'. We didn't this was going to go anywhere. If there is ever a merger it will be Detroit on Detroit, not an outside company. We're aware that the DaimlerChrysler merger of equals sorta shoots down that idea but, hey, that happened before we started spouting our
"We're not going to try anything because we don't think the time is right," [Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos] Ghosn said after a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. "I'm not talking to anybody."It's smart to just chill because pressing every manufacturer just makes you look desperate. Can you imagine trying to woo someone (or someone else) who was never, ever going to respond? How pathetic! Uh, anyway:
He said that Nissan is studying how to add capacity to its North American manufacturing operations. "With all the products we're bringing to the U.S. market, we know our (sales) forecast is much bigger than our capacity," he said.Win-win? How in the world is Detroit going to see Nissan taking away their market share and then taking over their manufacturing plants as a win? "Oh, look, the dude who kicked our arse and took our lunch money is coming back to take our lunch box, too.
One option, Ghosn said, was possibly using factories slated for closure by GM and Ford. Both companies are downsizing their U.S. assembly plants to match their shrinking market shares.
"If there was some capacity available that can be used as a 'win-win' situation," he said, "we'll do it."