Suzuki-VW JV showing signs of trouble Also Read - Indians Are Buying Lamborghinis But on Car Loans

The Suzuki-VW partnership, when announced, set warning  bells off in all the competition's danger rooms – the world's most profitable small car maker being purchased by the biggest car conglomerate? And the kind of things the two could learn from each other! Maruti could show VW how to get a competitive price for their products, while VW could show suzuki how to make diesel engines. That was at the end of 2009. A year and a half later, we're back where they started – with both companies getting frustrated with each other.  Also Read - Auto Expo 2020: Volkswagen Unveils Concept Electric Vehicle ID CROZZ



It isn't a big deal, but the signs are there: vw has a history of buying into brands then taking them over. A company like Lamborghini benefitted greatly, with massive improvements in quality occurring once VW bought the Italian supercar company. The Suzuki purchase is different because Suzuki has stated right from the time of purchase that it wants to remain autonomous. It probably hasn't helped things that Suzuki has recently inked a deal with Fiat for 1.6-litre diesel engines, adding to the 1.3-litre one they currently put together under licence. We hope that the 1.6 makes its way under the SX4's hood, if not the Grand Vitara as well. Our fingers are crossed.  Also Read - After Ranveer Singh, Rohit Shetty Buys a Swanky Lamborghini Urus in Striking Yellow Colour