Volvo, MMC boost share BORN, the Netherlands — AB Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. buy the Dutch government's 33% stake in Netherlands Car B.V. (NedCar) for US$118 million. The JV, now 50-50 owned by the two automakers, builds the Volvo S40/V40 and Mitsubishi Charisma and SpaceStar. The sale was part of the JV's original contract that said the government could pull out of the deal at the end of 1998. Volvo denies reports GOTEBURG, Sweden — AB Volvo says it has no plans to sell its ...

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