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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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    Would Ghosn be the best choice to lead GM?

    Calls for the replacement of Rick Wagoner at General Motors raise an intriguing question: who would be the best choice to take the reigns of America's largest automaker if Wagoner were ousted? Some would point directly to GM COO Fritz Henderson, but we're not so sure that Washington would go along ...

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    Carlos Ghosn named president of European Automobile Manufacturers' Association

    Carlos Ghosn for President! Well, President of The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, or ACEA. The head man at the Nissan/Renault has been elected by the ACEA to act as its very own Knight in Shining Armor starting on January 1, 2009.Ghosn will replace Christian Streiff, CEO of PSA ...

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    Chrysler stops talks with Nissan/Renault in favor of GM

    If Cerberus is ever going to shed itself of Chrysler, it looks like a deal will happen with soon-to-be former rival General Motors. Automotive News is reporting that no further talks have been scheduled between Nissan/Renault and the Auburn Hills-based automaker, as Cerberus has determined that the ...

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    Nissan, Ghosn bracing for the worst

    Times are tough in the US auto industry, and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn doesn't see the situation improving any time soon. Ghosn and company are planning under the assumption that overall US sales won't break 15M units for the year, which is a substantial 2M units less than just three years ago. To ...

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    Nissan announces new mystery vehicle for UK plant

    Click on the above sketch for a high-res gallery of the Micra 160 SR After sharing tea at Nissan's European Design Centre in central London, Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Company, and the Right Honorable Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister, released the news that Nissan will ...

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    Nissan to get more electric by 2010

    The media has given a lot of attention to Toyota and GM in the race for automotive electrification. After all, many of the other current players in the game license their technology from the likes of these two. Nissan has remained relatively quiet in the competition though, sitting behind its ...

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    Ghosn: Nissan not pursuing partnership with Chrysler

    According to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, the Franco-Japanese carmaker is not interested in adding additional alliances with Chrysler at this time. While Chrysler recently inked a deal to have Nissan manufacture subcompacts to sell in South America, that is as far as it goes. "We have an OE ...


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