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Nissan CEO denies 'coup d'etat' against Ghosn, talks about his 'negative impact'

During an extraordinary hour-and-a-half long press conference, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, talked candidly as he could about the events leading to Carlos Ghosn's arrest, and his influence on the company. In a spartan room, notable for the complete lack of Nissan branding, Saikawa read from notes for over 20 minutes, repeatedly stating the danger of concentrating too much power in one individual and referencing Ghosn's "long regime"...

Carlos Ghosn arrested, guilty of 'serious misconduct', Nissan says - UPDATED

UPDATE, 3am Tuesday November 20, 2018: Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, has held a press conference in Tokyo giving out some details about arrest of and the allegations of wrongdoing against Carlos Ghosn. According to Automotive News, Saikawa confirmed Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and CEO of Renault, as well as Greg Kelly, a Nissan board member, have been taken into custody by Japanese authorities...

Mitsubishi to lead Alliance dual-cab development? Not so fast, says Nissan

Mitsubishi recently claimed – somewhat boldly – it would lead dual-cab development for the next generation of vehicles under its alliance. According to a senior figure inside the Nissan camp, that leadership role mightn't be as clear cut...

CarAdvice podcast 129: LIVE from V-Spec Performance, with pristine Japanese sports cars!

This week Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello are live from V-Spec Performance, surrounded by pristine Japanese sports cars. In car news, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has been leaked, Mitsubishi will be taking a lead role in developing a ute platform for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance...

Mitsubishi expected to lead Alliance's pickup development

It looks like Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will take a lead role in developing the pickup/ute platform used across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance on the next-generation Triton (L200), Navara and Alaskan. We already know this ute trio will share a common architecture in (potentially) different states of tune, wearing different designs and with different cabins, but we now know MMC expects to be the Alliance member chosen to run the project...

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: 100km electric range the target

The second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due around 2020/21, will have a significantly longer zero-emissions electric range than the current model, sufficient to make it an electric vehicle ‘95 per cent of the time’ for the average commuter...

Mitsubishi Pajero development on pause

Mitsubishi has no Pajero in development yet, and the current version doesn’t have long to live before safety and emissions regulations in a growing number of countries spell the end of the current model’s 20-year run. The global market for big, tough and affordable 4x4s like this is actually battling as people opt for softer crossovers, and the cost of making one that meets all the legal requirements are steeper than ever...

Mitsubishi to lead Alliance PHEV development

Progress hasn’t come as fast as once expected, but Mitsubishi Motors now has more solid and tenable plans to both improve the pure electric range of its plug-in hybrid system, and add the technology to models beyond the Outlander...

Mitsubishi Mirage, Lancer: Company accepts need for passenger cars

Mitsubishi’s budget Mirage light hatch is almost certain to move upmarket in its next generation, onto an alliance platform shared with the Renault Clio and European Nissan Micra. Additionally, the company hasn't ruled out re-introducing the Lancer, which ceased production for western markets at the end of last year...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton upgrade revealed

The buffed-up 2019 Mitsubishi Triton – a substantial mid-life update to the existing model – has been revealed in Thailand, ahead of its Australian launch in January next year. Design-wise, it’s a big leap. The ‘dynamic shield’ grille, higher bonnet, pronounced flares over the front and rear wheel arches, new wheels, pronounced sculpting running along the side of the tray and revised tail-lights give this Triton the requisite ‘tough’ look...

Mitsubishi Express reborn: Australian future for Renault Trafic-based van

Mitsubishi Motors has signed a letter of intent to source rebadged Renault Trafic vans out of France, to sell in Australia and New Zealand, with an expected launch time as soon as next year. Naturally, speculation suggests that this model could mark a return of the well-known, but defunct since 2013, Mitsubishi Express...