Chrysler Considers Outsourcing Work To Nissan
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NPR's business news starts with Chrysler and Nissan teaming up to sell cars.
The third-largest U.S. automaker is struggling to survive and it's looking for new ways to do business. Chrysler is turning to outsourcing, at least when it comes to passenger cars. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Chrysler is talking to Nissan about a deal under which the Japanese carmaker would manufacture cars and Chrysler would sell them under its own Chrysler brand. No word if they'll eventually come up with some new brand, like Chryssan or Nisler.
Anyway, this deal involved midsize sedans. Chrysler already has plans to sell subcompact cars made in Nissan factories and it's also planning to sell cars made by a Chinese automaker.
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