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Renault, Nissan Meeting on Future of Alliance

December 18, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Top officials from Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are gathering today in Amsterdam for two days of meetings about the future of their 19-year-old alliance.

Mercedes Cuts China Prices for Cars from U.S.

December 18, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit says it will lower Chinese prices on four U.S.-produced models in response to China’s plan to drop import tariffs on such vehicles to 15% from 40%.

Nissan Rebuffs Renault’s Demand for Shareholder Meeting

December 17, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa has rejected Renault SA’s request for a quick shareholder meeting to discuss the crisis sparked by the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Chinese EV Maker Aims to Launch U.S. Sales in 2020

December 17, 2018 at 2:32 PM

China startup Qiantu Motor and California’s Mullen Technologies Inc. have agreed to assemble and sell a modified version of the Chinese company’s K50 electric car in North America in 2020.

Nissan Board Suspends Plan to Pick to New Chairman

December 17, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s board has halted plans to quickly choose a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, deciding instead to distribute his duties among several senior executives.

Ghosn Probe Zeros in on Special “CEO Reserve” Fund

December 14, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is looking at possible abuse of an internal fund set up to pay for personal expenses and residences used by ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn and his family, sources tell Reuters.

Denso Opens Electronics Plant in Tennessee

December 14, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Denso Corp. has opened a factory in Maryville, Tenn., to produce next-generation inverters for electric vehicles.

BMW Debuts Premium Ride-Hailing Service in Chengdu

December 14, 2018 at 1:44 PM

BMW AG is using 5 Series sedans to debut its premium-level Ride-Hailing service in Chengdu, China.

China Will Drop Tariffs on U.S. Vehicles to 15%

December 14, 2018 at 10:15 AM

China confirms reports that it will drop its import tariffs on American-made vehicles for three months, beginning Jan. 1.

Infiniti Concept Previews Upcoming Electric Crossover

December 14, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti arm says its latest concept will provide the basis for an electric crossover vehicle the company plans to launch early next decade.

Nissan Panel Struggles to Nominate Chairman to Replace Ghosn

December 14, 2018 at 12:07 AM

A board committee set up to suggest a new chairman for Nissan Motor Co. failed to reach agreement on Thursday, making a planned decision on Monday by the full board less likely.

Nissan Sues Ghosn’s Sister for “Unjust Enrichment”

December 13, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Nissan Motor Co. rhas sued former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s older sister in a Rio de Janeiro court for “unjust enrichment,” Reuters reports.