Carlos Ghosn

In Latin America, why are some automakers skimping on safety?
In Latin America, why are some automakers skimping on safety?

In today’s U.S. car market, any passenger vehicle you choose meets a minimum for keeping you and your family safe. While the amount of active-safety wizardry offered in new vehicles does vary significantly, you can be assured that your vehicle will have stability control systems and anti-lock...Read More»

Google autonomous car prototype
Autonomous Car Update: Google Hits The Streets In CA, Nissan Offering Self-Driving Cars By 2020

For doubters, naysayers, and other haters of autonomous vehicles, the past few days have been depressing. Everyone knows that self-driving cars are coming, but these latest developments suggest that they may be running ahead of schedule. GOOGLE Last week, Google announced that its 23 self-driving...Read More»

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rides in an Autonomous Drive Nissan Leaf (November 9, 2013)
Nissan Reveals New Details About Autonomous Car Features & Arrival Dates

During a speech in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed more details about the company's upcoming line of autonomous cars. Will the company be a leader in the field of self-driving cars, much as its Leaf has been at the forefront of mass-market electric vehicles? Or will other...Read More»

Bill Ford 2006
Bill Ford: A Quarter Of All Vehicles Electrified By 2020

Will one-fourth of all new vehicles be either hybrids, plug-ins, or electric vehicles in less than a decade? That's what one of the world's top auto-industry execs thinks—at least for his company. In a piece in Fortune Magazine, Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] Chairman Bill Ford made that...Read More»

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Today in Car News: Mercury, Panamera and Lamborghini

With the death of Mercury comes more than a little agita over at Lincoln. Who's going to replace all those Grand Marquis-heads in showrooms? [AutomotiveNews] Obama's crafty charisma couldn't convince Carlos to come to GM's aid. Not for a second, Ghosn says (probably in French or Portuguese)...Read More»

Jim Press
Renault-Nissan Hires Former Toyota Golden Boy And Chrysler Exec Jim Press

Renault-Nissan has confirmed this week that Jim Press, formerly the vice chairman and president for Chrysler and president of Toyota North America, will be hired as a consultant for the French-Japanese duo’s global sales and marketing. We don’t normally report on executive shuffles within the...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some people are seeing it now, he says that electric power for cars isn't at all a competitor to the gasoline engine in the...Read More»

Guillotine, from Amnesty International's Flickr stream
Bailed-Out U.S. Automakers Give Thanks They're Not French

Lots of people, including Teamsters Union members and Tea Party protesters, seem to have a beef with last spring's bailout and restructuring of the two bankrupt U.S. automakers, General Motors and Chrysler. As our colleague Bengt Halvorson notes, the automakers themselves aren't complaining...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Nissan Will Go It Alone On Titan Pickup Replacement

Before Chrysler was ever involved in alliance dealings with Fiat, the Auburn Hills-based automaker was already tied with Nissan over several platform swapping and production sharing deals. One of these was to sell rebadged versions of the Ram pickup as a replacement for Nissan’s own Titan, but...Read More»

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