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Maybe a Nissan-Honda Tieup Isn’t So Unthinkable After All

Reaction In Japan To Carlos Ghosn's Attack On Accusations
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A Nissan Motor Co. alliance with Honda Motor Co.feels a little wrong” but shouldn’t be out of the question if the embattled automaker ends up severing ties with Renault SA, according to LightStream Research analyst Mio Kato.

Such a tie-up could appeal given the threat of Toyota Motor Corp., which has brought many smaller Japanese automakers like Mazda Motor Corp., Suzuki Motor Corp. and Subaru Corp. into its fold, Kato wrote in a note available on SmartKarma.