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    Carlos Ghosn: 2011 Nissan Leaf sold out

    If you aren't already on the list to purchase a 2011 Nissan Leaf, you're officially out of luck. During a speech to the Detroit Economic Club today, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that the U.S. market allotment for the first year's production of Leafs is already sold out more than six months ...

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    Renault planning $2,500 Nano fighter for Indian market

    Tata Nano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Apparently inspired by the popularity of the Tato Nano in India, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants a piece of the low budget pie. The Nano, of course, grabbed the world's attention when it came out with a base price tag of just ...

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    Report: Carlos Ghosn gets four more years as Renault CEO

    What's the least surprising thing you'll hear all day?

    "Renault's board of directors has re-elected Carlos Ghosn as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for a four-year period, following the renewal of his directorship by the Annual General Meeting of April 30, 2010."
    So, now that Ghosn has ...

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    The on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein

    Where have all the mavericks gone? When he hands in his office keys a few days from now, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz will begin an oft-delayed retirement that was originally set to begin shortly after the ill-fated "merger of equals" between Daimler and Chrysler. His decision to rejoin ...

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    Report: Infiniti G to get four-cylinder Mercedes engine

    2009 Infiniti G37x S Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've all been wondering exactly what flavor of fruit the Daimler AG/Renault-Nissan mash-up would bear, and now it looks like we may have our first answer. Starting soon, the Infiniti G will boast an efficient four-cylinder ...

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    WSJ: Daimler and Renault-Nissan in "final stages" of alliance talk

    Daimler is looking for a new kind of Renault Alliance, one that includes Nissan. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, there is a deal pending between Renault-Nissan and Daimler to partner on things like engines and platforms, as well as further development on matters that could ...

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    Carlos Ghosn on the Leaf and EVs: "There is no competition."

    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Will Nissan's upcoming Leaf electric car compete directly with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt? Well, that depends on who you ask. Apparently, Nissan head Carlos Ghosn doesn't believe the two eco-friendly automobiles will ...

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    WSJ speculates about Renault-Nissan taking stake in GM

    Rumors that Renault-Nissan may be interested in taking on a third head have popped once again, with the would-be merger candidate this time being General Motors. Huh, sounds familiar, doesn't it? In actuality, The Wall Street Journal is really just speculating on the possible effects of such a ...

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    Renault F1: Sponsored by... Lada!

    Renault R30 F1 car – click above for high-res image gallery
    Renault F1's got itself a new sponsor: Lada. The Russian automaker's logo will appear on the R30 racing cars, as seen above, as well as the driver and crew uniforms. The announcement was made at a meeting held this Monday in ...

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    REPORT: Renault and Russia come to agreement on AvtoVAZ

    Renault has found a way to appease Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that didn't involve writing a check for $850 million. The French company took a 25% stake in Russian carmaker Avtovaz, and when Avtovaz started having a hard time of it earlier this year Renault looked content to see how ...

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    REPORT: Ghosn still thinks Renault-Nissan should have partnered with GM in 2006

    With all the trials and tribulations General Motors has endured during the past year, we almost forgot that the Detroit, MI-based automaker nearly got itself tied up with Renault-Nissan. Back in 2006, the two companies discussed joining forces to become a singular global automotive juggernaut, ...

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    REPORT: Even without Dodge Ram, Ghosn says Nissan Titan will survive

    When Dodge announced that it wouldn't be sharing its Ram platform with Nissan, we just kind of assumed that the Titan was going to go the way of the Do Do. Why? Because Titan sales are the suck. Nissan has only sold 15,393 copies of its largest truck through the first 10 months of the year. For ...

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    Renault-Nissan vows to build world's cheapest car? Nano-nah-nah-nah-nah!

    Tata Nano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The other day we alerted you to the "fact" that Ford will be releasing a brand new $650 car. But as does everything that sounds too good to be true, the car in question was a severely used (and dented) 1993 Ford Taurus, and the ...

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    Russian PM Putin reportedly tells Renault to put up or get out

    It seemed like a good idea at the time, but with hindsight being 20-20, how many failed ventures can be summed up by that same excuse? Just last year, Russia was looking to foreign investors as one of the most promising emerging markets in the world. Renault got locked into a bidding war with ...

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    REPORT: Nissan's Ghosn rules out hybrid-only models like Toyota Prius, Honda Insight

    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Quick, think of a hybrid automobile. Got it? Are you thinking of the Toyota Prius? Pretty much everyone instantly recognizes the well-known profile of the Prius, and it's by far the most popular fuel miser on the ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Carlos Ghosn carves up the stage with the Nissan Land Glider concept

    Nissan Land Glider Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Tokyo Motor Show this morning, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn rolled silently onto the stage in the company's latest battery powered concept, the Land Glider. Like Volkswagen's One-Liter concep from the Frankfurt Motor Show, the ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Nissan confirms three EVs for production, including Infiniti

    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're here at the Tokyo Motor Show, where CEO Carlos Ghosn has just confirmed that Nissan, Renault's Japanese alliance partner, will boast a lineup of at least three electric vehicles in the next few years – and a ...

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    Carlos Ghosn vows he won't depart Nissan until it returns to profitability?

    Carlos Ghosn became Nissan's chief operating officer in 1999, initially declared that he would remain in the job for a maximum of ten years. At the time, Nissan had $13 billion in debt, a history of losses, and an almost completely forgettable product lineup. Now, on the eve of his ten-year ...

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    Carlos Ghosn says no more alliances for a while

    Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn doesn't expect to see any more big auto alliances in the near future. That actually shouldn't be a surprise when we're seeing Detroit automakers actually unwinding their existing relationships. With General Motors looking tot unload part or all of Saab, Opel, HUMMER ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nissan pulls out of most 2009 auto shows

    Autoblog has learned that Nissan is withdrawing its presence from the fiscal 2009 show season, with the following exceptions: Geneva, New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo. That means that Nissan will still have a presence at most of the major international shows that generate the lion's share of media ...


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