Daimler Eyes Alliance With Nissan, Renault

German carmaker is considering forming a partnership with Japan's Nissan Motor if it can reach a deal on a proposed technological tie-up with Renault.

DETROIT (Kyodo) -- The head of Daimler AG said Monday the German carmaker is considering forming a partnership with Japan's Nissan Motor Co. if it can reach a deal on a proposed technological tie-up with Renault S.A.S.

"We have confirmed that we are in discussions with Renault. It is not just discussion but there are other discussions going on as well," Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler, told reporters at the just-opened North American auto show in Detroit.

He said, "If the discussions (with Renault) would come to any results, then obviously the potential expansion with Nissan is something to consider."

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