General Motors only recently announced it would be tying the knot with Japanese automaker Isuzu again to build medium-duty trucks, rebadging them as Chevrolets. Now, Forbes has details on a possible GM and Navistar partnership.
The partnership between the two would give GM a quick reset into the heavy-duty commercial truck market, and Navistar would benefit from increased production capacity and lower development costs. Previously, Navistar built Ford’s F-650 and F-750, but Ford has moved that production in house. Navistar has been rumored to be searching for a new partner to offset costs, and it may have found one in the General.
Navistar is just now rebounding after its failed EGR emissions technology went stillborn after not meeting increasingly strict emissions standards. A partnership with General Motors would ease the process, and give GM a formidable truck to compete within the commercial market once again.
The report did not state which company initiated talks, nor has either company commented on the matter.