Volvo Car Co. has decided to stop using a Mitsubishi Motors Corp. platform for its S/V 40 models after the current generation goes out of production in mid-2004. The S/V 40 is built with Mitsubishi in a 9-year-old joint venture called NedCar BV. The Netherlands facility builds two Mitsubishi models in addition to the Volvos, and all use a common chassis. A Volvo spokesman tells Ward's that the next generation S/V 40 due in 2005 will use a chassis created with Ford technology, rather than ...

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