How Much Automaker Consolidation Is in the Cards?

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 2:51 PM ET
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If General Motors ends up buying Chrysler from German parent DaimlerChrysler , would that spark further consolidation among automakers? CNBC's Sue Herera posed the question on "Power Lunch" on Tuesday.

Jonathan Fahey, associate editor at Forbes, said a potential deal between Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan was not likely in the cards.

Deal Watch: Autos
Discussing the reality of a mega-merger like General Motors and Chrysler as well as how other carmakers will respond, with Neal Boudette, The Wall Street Journal deputy Detroit bureau chief; Jon Fahey, Forbes Magazine associate editor and CNBC's Sue Herera

"I think Toyota is too healthy to do a deal. It has an incredible offering in every segment in the world," Fahey said. "Nisssan, which is always interested in partnerships, may be interested here, but the goal here for everybody is to reduce costs, especially in the middle of the market."

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