Daimler and Geely parents looking to tie the knot
Swedish manufacturer Volvo could soon feature engines from the Mercedes-Benz range, according to a new report out of Germany.
Manager Magazin claims the German marque's parent, Daimler, is considering working closer with Volvo's Chinese parent Geely – it's also worth noting Geely's boss and principal owner, Li Shufu, owns a 9.7 per cent share in Daimler.
Areas for partnership include cooperation on the development of electric vehicles (EVs) and production of EV components, along with supplying Volvo Cars with engines and "other components".
The electric tie-up indicates Geely could release its own versions of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQ electric range, while the "other components" supplied to Volvo could come in the form of infotainment systems or driver assistance modules.
While there were no official comments from a Daimler representative, the report adds the German company could be looking to buy a small share in Volvo.
It's all a bit of scuttlebut right now, but it will be interesting to see if the claims from Manager Magazin's report turn out to be true.