• john_v avatar John Posted: 12/8/2009 12:03pm PST

    Well, maybe. But this may not apply to hybrid and electric technology:

  • Bengt Halvorson Posted: 12/8/2009 12:16pm PST

    Agreed. Although in August Kanai had said to TheCarConnection.com that i-stop and a host of powertrain improvements were being developed in-house as stepping stones toward its own hybrid system.

  • john_v avatar John Posted: 12/8/2009 12:54pm PST

    Yeah, and Robert Davis said the gas engines will have diesel fuel economy, and the diesel ones will have hybrid fuel economy, so electric drive is a ways off yet.

  • Reece Posted: 12/8/2009 2:19pm PST

    Stupid decision. They have both gained from the existing arrangement. It will be a lot harder in the future for both of them to develop top notch products without the economies of scale.
    I suspect they will either in the future get back together or seek other world partners. It is just too costly to go it alone.