Both companies say they will also exchange advanced technologies. The agreement is the latest in a 17-year partnership, which began in 1981 with Suzuki helping GM supply small cars to America. In May the companies agreed on joint development of a new vehicle for the mini-car segment, mainly for Europe, but are refusing to expand on details of the latest agreement.
Further announcements may be made during the British International Motor Show, in Birmingham next month, according to Suzuki. GM will also increase its equity stake in Suzuki from 3.3% to 10%.