“There have been talks between Nissan and Chrysler,” Mr. Ghosn said. The meetings have been a discussion about original-equipment manufacturing, “not talks for an alliance accord,” he said.
Mr. Ghosn confirmed the talks after reports last week that Nissan and Chrysler, the third-largest American carmaker, may share technology to develop pickups, small cars and engines.
A Chrysler spokeswoman, Lori McTavish, declined to comment.
Chrysler and Nissan executives have said they are seeking alliances and partnerships to pare manufacturing costs and expand.