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Economics

Nissan Chief Says “Fire Me if I Don’t Deliver”

A high-wire act to save Nissan, Renault and their alliance

Business

SEAT Turns to Israeli Startups for Innovation

Largest innovation concentration outside of Silicon Valley

Sales

Car Sales Take a Dive in Europe

A volatile market stays that way

Regulations

China Calls the Shots on Car Sales

China continues to magnify the ups and downs of global sales totals.

Sales

Wrong-Way Nissan

Aging products. Slumping sales. Financial losses. A cloudy future.

Legal

Ghosn Goes Hollywood

Ghosn hires a big-time Hollywood agent to shop his story.

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Business

Mercedes X-Class Pickup Gets Quick Retirement

Dismal sales doom niche model less than 3 years after its introduction

Sales

Time for Stock Sales at Nissan and Renault?

Nissan may push for stock sales that would loosen the glue that binds its alliance with Renault.

Legal

FCA Files to Dismiss GM Racketeering Claim

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants a federal court to toss out claims by General Motors that it enjoyed special labor concessions by bribing United Auto Workers union executives.

Sales

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.

Legal

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.

Sales

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.

Mobility

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.

Business

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.