Jun 20, 2018

Ford and VW in talks about developing range of vans

Rival car giants Ford and Volkswagen are in the early stages of talks about jointly developing a range of commercial vehicles. Ford's biggest commercial vehicle is its Transit van, which sold worldwide, as well as the F-series pick-up truck, the best-selling trucks in the US. Apart from its Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the German company also owns the Scania and MAN commercial vehicle brands. Car companies getting together to pool resources and cut the costs of developing new technologies amid a growing demand for more environmentally-friendly vehicles, is not new. Earlier this year VW struck a commercial vehicle alliance with Toyota's truck division, Hino. At the Detroit Auto show in January Ford unveiled a more fuel-efficient version of its Ranger pick-up truck, the Ranger 2019.

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