On the other hand, if the dice rolls in the favour of a Navistar International acquisition by Volkswagen AG then, on the basis the deal included Navistar's MWM diesel business in Brazil, not only would Volkswagen AG's heavy truck operations in the same country be assured of uninterrupted engine supply for its Constellation truck chassis, but VW itself would become more substantial than it is now in the world's truck stakes as it seeks to emulate rival Daimler AG.
It may be recalled that in February of this year Volkswagen made an offer for all outstanding Scania A and B shares. Volkswagen has invested steadily in Scania since 2000 and indirectly and directly holds a total of 89.2 per cent of the voting rights and 62.6 per cent of the capital of the Swedish commercial vehicles company.
It was for that reason that in February last VW made its planned full acquisition of Scania, aiming to remove the current obstacles to cooperation and permit major joint projects to be implemented more rapidly, thereby achieving additional growth opportunities and synergies. In 2012, Volkswagen AG increased its share of voting rights in MAN SE to 75.03 per cent.