Nissan blamed Ghosn investigation for CEO no-show in Amsterdam

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Nissan informed Renault its CEO Hiroto Saikawa was not able to attend an Amsterdam meeting as he was helping Tokyo prosecutors investigating alleged misconduct led by Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the automakers’ alliance, sources with knowledge of the issue informed Reuters. Renault was told by a Nissan representative this week that “Saikawa was unable to […]

Nissan to recall 150,000 additional vehicles in Japan

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Nissan Motor stated on Friday it will recall 150,000 additional vehicles in Japan because of improper final inspections prior they were delivered from two Japanese manufacturing plants. “Nissan has newly found several non-conformities that may have caused inaccurate pass/fail judgments,” the automaker stated in a press release. The recent “non-conformities” involved inspections of brakes, steer wheels, […]

Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Motor to be indicted on Monday

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Tokyo prosecutors prepare to indict former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday for financial misconduct, the Nikkei business daily noted, ratcheting up their case against the auto tycoon. Prosecutors also prepare to indict on the same day former representative director Greg Kelly together with the automaker itself, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing unidentified […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says Renault-Nissan’s future up to private shareholders

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe informed French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the future of the Renault-Nissan alliance depends on private shareholders, a spokesman for the Japanese leader stated. “Prime Minister Abe said regarding the alliance, which is a symbol of Japanese-French industrial cooperation, it is important to preserve a stable relationship,” the spokesman […]

Former Nissan executive Kelly rejects financial misconduct allegations

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Nissan Motor former representative director Greg Kelly rejects allegations of financial misconduct at the automaker, his lawyer stated on Thursday. Kelly and former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn were arrested on November 19 on suspicion of falsifying the Japanese firm’s yearly reports to understate Ghosn’s earnings over several years, rocking Nissan’s alliance with Renault. “There was […]

Mitsubishi says Nissan-Renault alliance is able to survive turmoil

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A senior executive at Mitsubishi Motors stated on Tuesday its alliance with Nissan and Renault is able to survive management upheaval, a day following elimination of Carlos Ghosn as chairman over financial misconduct allegations. The future of the 19-year alliance, among the biggest automotive groups in the world, has been thrown into doubt following the […]

Mitsubishi Motors executive underlines significance of alliance with Nissan, Renault

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A top executive at Mitsubishi Motors stated on Tuesday that the days of a single automaker being able to make new technologies on its own were going away, stressing the importance of its alliance with Nissan Motor and Renault. Mitsuhiko Yamashita, an executive vice president at Mitsubishi Motors who used to serve as Nissan’s top […]

Renault-Nissan leaders to meet following Ghosn ouster

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Renault-Nissan executives will try this week to protect their joint operations from a looming power struggle between the automakers, after alliance boss Carlos Ghosn’s arrest in Japan over alleged financial misconduct. Top executives from both manufacturers and third partner Mitsubishi are going to attend mid-week operations committee meetings in Amsterdam that had been planned prior […]