MMC chief says Volvo to end Dutch JV BORN, the Netherlands — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Katsuhiko Kawasoe says Volvo Cars wants to end its joint venture, Netherlands Car B.V. (NedCar) when the current contract expires in 2004. NedCar assembles the Volvo S/V40 and two models of the Mitsubishi Carisma on a shared platform. Kawasoe says Volvo wants to use a platform from owner Ford Motor Co. for the next-generation S/V40. However, a Volvo Cars spokesman in Gothenburg, Sweden, denies ...

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