Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. are in talks to set a truck-making joint venture in China, says Bloomberg News. Some 10,000 8-ton trucks annually will be produced beginning in 2003 in China, with output increasing to 70,000 units annually by 2005, says Isuzu President Yoshinori Ida, speaking at the Tokyo Motor Show. Ida says, “We’ll probably make large-sized trucks with (SAIC).” Isuzu is one of many auto makers tapping into the lucrative Chinese market. It hopes ...

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