PARIS – The future of the new alliance between Renault SA and Daimler AG likely will depend on the success of their first projects together, including a common platform for the smallest cars. Media reports in France say the two auto makers plan the Edison platform, which will be the basis of the next Smart, a 2-door codenamed Rugby; and the next Renault Twingo, a 4-door codenamed Soccer. Potential volume is thought to be 350,000 units annually. The auto makers also are expected to share ...

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