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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance agrees to new management structure

The heads of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to form of a new board of management for the three-headed automaking alliance. As part of the deal agreed to in Tokyo, the "New Start" board will be chaired by Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault...

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Infiniti to leave western Europe, end QX30 and Q30 production
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Infiniti to leave western Europe, end QX30 and Q30 production

Infiniti, Nissan's luxury marque, will exit the western European market by early 2020, and cease production of the Q30 and QX30 models in England. The company says it will "focus the brand on its largest growth markets, specifically North America and China", but today's announcement is claimed to have "no impact" on the brand's presence in eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia...


Carlos Ghosn granted bail
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Carlos Ghosn granted bail

Carlos Ghosn has walked out of jail, 108 days after being arrested disembarking a private jet operated by Nissan. At 4.30pm yesterday, the former CEO emerged from the Tokyo Detention Centre surrounded by guards. In an effort to evade the media, Ghosn left the jail wearing a blue cap, sunglasses, a surgical mask, and a worker's vest with orange safety stripes...


2019 Infiniti QX30 review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2019 Infiniti QX30 review

A simplified range and much sharper pricing give Infiniti’s small QX30 SUV a much-needed brush-up for 2019. But without any core changes, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

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Ghosn: Renault might have paid for part of executive's lavish wedding
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Ghosn: Renault might have paid for part of executive's lavish wedding

Renault has uncovered payments it believes were used to partially pay for Carlos Ghosn's second wedding, held at the Château de Versailles. The company has discovered a sum of €50,000 ($80,000) it understands was "allocated to Mr. Ghosn's personal benefit" as part of a broader charitable donation it signed with the château...


Carlos Ghosn claims he was arrested to thwart merger with Renault
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Carlos Ghosn claims he was arrested to thwart merger with Renault

In a short interview with The Nikkei, Carlos Ghosn said he has "no doubt" his arrest was part of a "plot" hatched by Nissan executives to kill a potential merger with Renault and Mitsubishi. Ghosn told the newspaper "there was a plan to integrate" Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and claims he'd discussed these plans with Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa...


Nissan CEO plans to step down
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Nissan CEO plans to step down

In a late night press conference in Tokyo, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, told reporters, including those from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, he "would like to complete my responsibilities as quickly as possible and pass the baton on to the next leader". Saikawa stated he will concentrate on overhauling the company's governance structures...


Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault
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Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault

Carlos Ghosn, the man who once headed up Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has decided to quit as the chairman and CEO of Renault. After a meeting of its board of directors, Renault has appointed Thierry Bolloré as the company's new permanent CEO. Bolloré was elevated from chief operating officer to interim CEO after Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November 2018...


Infiniti Q30/QX30 replacement to be 'all-Infiniti'
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Infiniti Q30/QX30 replacement to be 'all-Infiniti'

The Infiniti Q30 and Infiniti QX30 twins, which currently use underpinnings borrowed from Mercedes-Benz, will be replaced by a model unique to Nissan's luxury marque. "[The Q30/QX30 is] not a very successful product. We’ll keep selling it for now ... but this is not a product that has a future beyond its current life," Christian Meunier, president of Infiniti, told Motor Authority at the Detroit motor show...


Infiniti QX Inspiration concept revealed in full
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Infiniti QX Inspiration concept revealed in full

The Infiniti QX Inspiration concept car has been unveiled in full at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Riding on Infiniti's upcoming all-electric platform, the QX Inspiration is said to preview the brand's first fully-electric vehicle: a new mid-size crossover with a "high-performance" bent. The car's battery pack is located under the floor to ensure a low centre of gravity for improved handling...


Carlos Ghosn makes first court appearance since arrest
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Carlos Ghosn makes first court appearance since arrest

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Nissan, has appeared in court for the first time after his arrest in Japan. Ghosn was arrested on November 19, 2018 after he was accused by Nissan of a number of misdemeanours during his time at the automaker. He has been formally charged for under reporting his income by over $100 million, shifting his currency trading losses to his employer, and misusing company funds...


Infiniti QX Inspiration concept unveiled
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Infiniti QX Inspiration concept unveiled

The Infiniti QX Inspiration concept has been unveiled ahead of its full debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show in the middle of the month. According to the company, the QX Inspiration has a "refreshed form language", and like the Q Inspiration sedan before it, points the way towards "the brand's electrified future"...


Accused Nissan executive released on bail, Ghosn remains in custody
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Accused Nissan executive released on bail, Ghosn remains in custody

Greg Kelly, the man accused of helping former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn understate his salary by around $100 million, was released from the Tokyo Detention Centre on Christmas Day. According to Reuters he was released after his family posted bail of ¥70 million ($880,000). He was photographed being taken from the jail in a taxi at around 10...


Infiniti electric crossover concept teased
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Infiniti electric crossover concept teased

Infiniti will debut a fully electric crossover concept car at the 2019 Detroit motor show, which takes place in the middle of January. The concept car reportedly previews not only an upcoming production model, but also a new platform. The as-yet-unnamed concept also showcases the brand's latest design direction, which it previously previewed via the Q Inspiration concept, unveiled at this year's Detroit show...


2019 Infiniti QX50 review
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2019 Infiniti QX50 review

Exceptional engineering, thanks to a triumph of new technology under the lid. But will that be a drawcard for buyers?


2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled
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2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled

Infiniti Australia has recalled the Q30 and QX30, over concerns about the owner's manual in some vehicles. According to the company, some manuals contain an error when describing the rear child door locks. If owners misunderstand the function, there's a risk children will be able to open the doors when the otherwise shouldn't be able to...


2019 Infiniti Q30, QX30 pricing and specs
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2019 Infiniti Q30, QX30 pricing and specs

Infiniti Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 Q30 and QX30 range, now priced from $44,900 before on-road costs. Headlining the changes for the new model year is the range-wide standard inclusion of a rear-view camera and DAB+ digital radio – the former a glaring omission in the Q30/QX30 spec sheet at the base level previously...


Infiniti Project Black S revealed in full
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Infiniti Project Black S revealed in full

Infiniti has announced full details about its Project Black S, unveiled at the Paris motor show overnight. Based on the Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe, the Project Black S is designed to show what Infiniti can do when electrification and petrol power combine. The car's dual-hybrid powertrain blends a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with a trio of electric motor generator units (MGU)...


Infiniti Project Black S prototype unveiled
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Infiniti Project Black S prototype unveiled

The Infiniti Project Black S prototype has been revealed and detailed ahead of its full debut at the 2018 Paris motor show, which kicks off next week. The Project Black S is based on the Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe, and is a follow up to 2017 concept, but with a fleshed out "dual-hybrid" drivetrain making a total of 420kW of power...


VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump
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VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump

Three smaller challengers to the perennial German luxury leaders all grew in a cooling luxury market in August, with Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo all posting meaningful increases over their 2017 results. We'll start with Volvo, which shifted 689 cars and held a 0.7 per cent market share, for 83.7 per cent growth over the same month last year...