In what has become a regular, if recent, tradition, Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche and Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn came together at the Frankfurt Motor Show, sharing a stage to describe the increasing cooperation between the three automakers.
But perhaps the biggest question the two executives were expected to face was left unanswered, Zetsche and Ghosn insisting they had not locked down widely anticipated plans to jointly produce luxury cars at a new Nissan plant soon to open in Mexico.
When the French-Japanese-German partnership was unveiled in April 2010, the makers set to work on three projects largely focused on Europe. Since then, however, they have brought the count to 10, with others under discussion.
“There is no limit to the cooperation” possible, Ghosn told reporters during the hour-long session, though he did add one caveat. He called “unacceptable…anything that would lead to confusion” between the various brands.