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Business

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Production

Nissan Braces for a Break with Renault

A team of high-level executives at Nissan is stepping up what-if plans to go it alone should the company’s 20-year-old alliance with Renault fall apart.

Business

How Ghosn Got from Tokyo to Beirut

Carlos Ghosn’s dash to Lebanon last weekend to avoid prosecution in Japan has all the trappings of a “Mission Impossible” movie.

Leader of Nissan Recovery Plan Quits

The turmoil just keeps coming for Nissan. This time it’s the impending departure of Jun Seki, head of the company’s turnaround effort, in January.

Quality

Waymo Adds AI Testing Smarts

The company’s acquisition of U.K.-based Latent Logic aims to make self-driving cars act more like human drivers. 

Business

PSA, Fiat Chrysler Agree to Merge

The auto industry contemplates its biggest merger ever, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group formally agree to $47 billion deal.

Business

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Business

Renault Zeros in on a New CEO

Renault aims to hire away a senior Volkswagen group executive to become its CEO, according to media reports.

Business

Fiat Chrysler, PSA Ready to Sign Merger Pledge

It will be a very big deal, literally, when PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formalize their plan next week to merge.

Sales

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Infrastructure

Renault Mulls CEO Candidates

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who heads French transportation and infrastructure giant Alstom, has joined the short list of contenders to become the CEO of Renault.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Names Overseer

Hadi Zablit, who heads business development for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has been named to oversee the 20-year-old partnership.

Diesel

Daimler Could Face New Diesel Emission Recalls

Daimler AG reportedly is being investigated for using suspicious emission control software in its smallest diesel-powered Mercedes cars.

Business

Nissan’s New CEO Touts Realistic Growth Goals

Makoto Uchida, who took over as CEO at Nissan Motor Co. today, says he aims to revive the company with new products and help from its 20-year-old alliance with Renault SA.

Marketing

Renault’s Marketing Chief Replaced

Francois Renard, who joined Renault SA in November 2018 as global marketing director, has been succeeded by Xavier Martinet.

Business

Nissan to End Datsun Output in Russia, Indonesia?

Nissan Motor Co. plans to stop making entry-level Datsun brand vehicles in Russia and Indonesia in 2020, sources tell The Nikkei.

Business

Renault-Nissan to Name Alliance Chief

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors say they will install a general secretary to oversee and coordinate the activities of their 20-year-old alliance.

Japanese Court Says Ghosn May Talk to His Wife

A court in Tokyo had dropped an eight-month-old ban that blocked Carlos Ghosn from speaking to his wife as he awaits trial on charges of financial wrongdoing.

Business

Renault Could Trim Products, Markets

Interim Renault CEO Clotilde Delbos says the carmaker is reviewing midterm goals that could include trimming its product lineup and exiting some markets.

Production

Mitsubishi Motors Moves U.S. HQ to Tennessee

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. confirms it will relocate its North American headquarters from Cypress, Calif., to Franklin, Tenn., next spring.

Business

October Car Sales Rise 9% in Europe

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe climbed 9% to a 10-year high of 1.21 million units last month, trade group ACEA reports.

Business

October Car Sales in Russia Fall 5%

Deliveries of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia shrank 5% to 152,100 units in October.

Business

France: FCA-PSA Merger “an Opportunity to Grab”

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says there are “excellent arguments” in favor of the proposed merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Mobility

SEAT to Launch Electric Motorcycle in 2020

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to introduce an electric motorcycle next year as part of the brand’s micromobility efforts.