Several Renault-Nissan plants in Spain halted due to coronavirus

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Several Renault-Nissan plants in Spain have temporarily stopped production on Friday or were planning stoppages next week because of a lack of parts amid the coronavirus epidemic, company officials stated. Nissan’s two Barcelona plants stopped operations on Friday afternoon as a wheels provider was affected by a lockdown in the town of Odena nearby due […]

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, […]

Renault-Nissan should have merged with Fiat Chrysler, says Carlos Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance, on Wednesday, discussed the failure of the automakers to merge with Fiat Chrysler, which has since combined with Peugeot. Speaking publicly for the first since fleeing from Japan at the end of the last year, Ghosn informed reporters in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, that he had been […]

Hadi Zablit promoted to general secretary of Renault, Nissan alliance

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Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday stated they had promoted Hadi Zablit to general secretary of their automaking alliance to speed up the business efficiencies throughout the companies. Zablit, senior vice president of business development at the alliance, takes up the recently created position on Monday and will concentrate on maximizing the contribution […]

Renault-Nissan should streamline decision-making, says Senard

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Renault and Nissan should streamline decision-making in the automaking alliance and increasing the companies’ cross-shareholding are not present in their plans, Renault’s chairman stated in comments published on Sunday. Japan’s Nissan Motor and France’s Renault, along with junior ally Mitsubishi Motors, agreed last week that they would retool the alliance to place themselves on a […]

Nissan and Renault reaffirm alliance

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Though the talks about Nissan chairmanship were avoided Top executives from Nissan and Renault on Thursday reaffirmed the necessity of an alliance that has been pressured by removal of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, but avoided discussing the potentially controversial issue of Nissan’s next chairman. The recently appointed chairman of France’s Renault SA, Jean-Dominique Senard, travelled […]

France denies report on Renault-Nissan stakes

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France’s finance ministry reject a report from Japanese news outlet Nikkei that the French government had told Tokyo it was open to consider reducing Renault’s stake in Nissan Motor. Contact by Reuters, an official stated the ministry “categorically denies” such report, which also noted the French government had raised the possibility of decreasing its stake […]

Renault-Nissan group sold most cars in 2018, but VW’s No.1 including trucks

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Volkswagen Group has hung on to its placement as the world’s top-selling car manufacturer for the fifth year in a row, although the German group was slipped by once again by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in the light-duty automobiles sector. Renault SA, Nissan Motor and also Mitsubishi Motors together made 10.76 million passenger cars and light […]

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 […]