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A staunchly independent Honda switches gears with GM partnership

Sharing of core components signals new approach for Japanese automaker

The Japanese automaker will be sharing engines and chassis with General Motors. (Source photos by Koichi Hiromitsu and Reuters)

TOKYO -- Honda has taken the crucial step of sharing core components with General Motors under an expanded North American alliance, a turnaround that reflects the automaker's miscalculation on its previous go-it-alone strategy.

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