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VW-Suzuki Alliance Unraveling Over Control of Driver Seat: Cars

A tiff that started over Volkswagen AG’s description of Suzuki Motor Corp. in its annual report has escalated into a spat threatening to unravel the two automakers’ planned alliance before the partnership ever gets going.

“Volkswagen is not talking to us,” Osamu Suzuki, the Hamamatsu City, Japan-based company’s chairman, said in an interview. “We have no plans to talk to them.”