Toyota, Nissan and Honda gear up to restart Mexico plants

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Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda stated they are gradually resuming plants in Mexico as the country’s automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening, even though numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to increase. Mexican officials in mid-May stated the automotive industry could exit the coronavirus lockdown before June 1 if the […]

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi reportedly partners to draft deeper alliance in May

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Nissan Motor, Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors are going to draft plans for a deeper alliance next month, including joint development of more electric vehicles and autonomous technology, the Yomiuri daily reported. The three companies will include the projects in their mid-term business plans, the source said, without noting how it got the information. Among […]

Seat’s de Meo probably in talks with Renault, says Herbert Diess

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Herbert Diess, chief executive of Volkswagen, stated Luca de Meo, who stepped down as chief executive of the German automaker’s Spanish Seat brand this month, was probably in talks with French automaker Renault. The Italian-born de Meo was a chairman of Seat’s executive committee for four years, supervising a resurgence in the Barcelona-based company’s sales […]

Yamaha warns musicians not to climb in instrument cases after Ghosn escape

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Yamaha Corporation has warned people not to attempt and squeeze in musical instrument cases following the reports of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn that he fled Japan concealed inside in one. “We won’t specify the reason, but there have been tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident […]

Renault, Nissan confirms alliance not headed for break-up

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Shares in Renault made recovery of some lost ground on Tuesday following the confirmation made by French automaker and its Japanese partner Nissan Motor, that they reject the media reports regarding their alliance being in danger of dissolution. Increasing concerns about the state of the 20-year old French-Japanese alliance, forged by former chairman Carlos Ghosn, […]

French lawyer of Ghosn says Japan failed to arrange a fair trial

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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer on Friday informed the Japanese government that the officials had failed to arrange for a fair trial that respected universal rights. Francois Zimeray, French lawyer for Ghosn, stated that it had been for prosecutors of Japan to prove the Ghosn’s guilt, not for Ghosn to prove his innocence. “It […]

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi agree to form new venture for R&D

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The Nissan Motor, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors alliance has agreed to establish a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies, Kyodo News stated. The three companies will declare a solid plan in January, Kyodo reported on Sunday, citing people knowledgeable about the matter. The new venture also aims to strengthen the […]

Nissan board reassures alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi

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Nissan’s board remains committed to the automaker’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, it stated after directors met to talk about the ongoing investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn and ways to strengthen governance. A board statement after Thursday’s meeting included that it also decided on an interim process to figure out executive remuneration and […]