Katsuhiko Kawasoe, president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., said last week that Volvo Cars desires to end its joint venture factory known as NedCar when the current contract expires in 2004. The JV was established in 1991. NedCar, located in Born, The Netherlands, assembles the Volvo S40/V40 and two models of the Mitsubishi Carisma on a shared platform. Mr. Kawasoe says Volvo wants to use a Ford platform for the next generation S/V 40. However, a Volvo Cars spokesman in Gothenburg, Sweden, ...

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