With the current financial climate tightening belts the world over, two of Germany's car manufacturers have reportedly indicated they are "unlikely" to participate in October's Tokyo Motor Show.
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According to German car magazine Automobilwoche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are unlikely to participate with Volkswagen, Audi and componewnt maker Robert Bosch undecided.
The companies are trying to find a common position with no one company wanting to be placed in the unpopular position of being the first to announce their exit.