Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology
Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving
Fiat Chrysler pulls merger bid for Renault in surprise move
FCA cited “political conditions in France” for the withdrawal.
Renault to respond to Fiat Chrysler marriage proposal
A “yes” by Renault would open the way for a non-binding memorandum of understanding to start exclusive merger negotiations.
UPDATE: Fiat Chrysler wants to form global giant with Renault
Merged company would make some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging GM and trailing only Volkswagen and Toyota.
Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup
Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him.
Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20
Ghosn and fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly were charged Dec. 10.
Nissan adding 300 jobs to develop common connected car technology
Automaker is also seeking out technology partnerships with companies such as Microsoft.
Renault recalls 15,000 cars for emissions fixes
Previous tests weren’t conducted in real driving conditions, so insufficient.
Magna to buy Getrag transmission group for $2.5B
German company supplies transmissions to automakers including Ford, BMW, Daimler and Volvo.
Ford doubles parts purchasing in Morocco
US automaker will also open a sales office in the North African kingdom.
Renault, Chinese partner get government OK for $1.3B joint venture
The French automaker and partner Dongfeng Motor Group. will each own 50% of the venture.
Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors expand vehicle cooperation
Nissan and Mitsubishi will develop a new small car through an existing joint venture, including an electric version.
Renault-Nissan alliance invests $160 million in South Korea
Automakers look to take advantage of South Korea-US free trade agreement.
Renault Nissan alliance acquires Russian automaker
Automakers invest $750M to acquire a 67% stake in Russia’s AvtoVAZ.
Nissan, Mercedes team for North American engine production
New agreement marks the first time in its history that Mercedes vehicles will contain components made on North American soil.