Monday 29 July 2013

Road - Merc nibbles Aston

'Maston Marcedes', or perhaps 'Mercedes Martin', who knows? It looks as though Mercedes-Benz is buying into Aston Martin with the German company set to take a 5% stake in the business following their agreement to provide engines and electrical components for future Aston Martin models.

Following on from the recent closure of the Ford Transit plant in Southampton - the backbone of Britain is now being made in Turkey - is this yet another rivet being hammered into the steel coffin of the British car manufacturing industry, or is this just another inevitable example of globalisation and 'progress'?

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