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2019 Renault Clio interior revealed

Renault has revealed the cabin of its key new compact hatchback, the 2019 Clio, ahead of the car's full reveal tomorrow night. As you'd expect of a totally-redesigned model, the latest Clio looks altogether more modern than its predecessor, and packs plenty more technology to boot. For one, there's a new 9.3-inch multimedia screen taking pride of place on the centre console...

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...

2019 Renault Twingo revealed

Renault has launched a (very mildly) revised version of its rear-engined city car, bringing it into line with the wider range's styling direction. Gone are the Twingo's distinctive in-bumper spotlights, sacrificed in favour of a cleaner look designed to make the snout look wider than before...

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...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest

The ongoing incarceration of former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn in Japan over alleged financial impropriety will not unravel arrangements to share vehicle platforms and other capital costs. That's the message from Nissan’s head of global planning, Phillippe Klein, speaking in Detroit this week with Automotive News...

2019 Renault Trafic Trader Life arrives at $29,990 d/a

Renault has launched a bargain basement version of the Trafic van in Australia designed for urban delivery drivers, priced at a pretty compelling $29,990 drive-away for ABN holders. This puts it in the same ballpark as the Chinese LDV G10 diesel’s ABN price of $28,990, and undercuts the base Volkswagen Transporter Runner TDI250 model by $5000...

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...

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...

Carlos Ghosn rearrested for using Nissan funds to pay for trading losses

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO and chairman of Nissan, has been rearrested on fresh charges, with Japanese prosecutors accusing him of hiding personal trading losses with funds from the automaker. Prosecutors have informed Japanese news outlets Ghosn has been rearrested on aggravated breach of trust charges. They allege Ghosn transferred ¥1...

Nissan, Ghosn, Kelly indicted over under-reported pay

Prosecutors in Tokyo have indicted Carlos Ghosn, Greg Kelly and Nissan for under-reporting Ghosn's pay in official filings. According to NHK and other Japanese news outlets, prosecutors allege Ghosn's compensation package was understated by up to ¥5 billion ($60 million) over the five-year period ending in the 2014 Japanese financial year...

Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe

Renault Sport Europe has revealed a range of performance-oriented parts for the Clio RS, as the first step towards a catalogue of style- and race-focused pieces for the entire RS garage. The parts will be launched under the RS Performance badge, with the initial offerings falling into two baskets: a line of accessories for track days, and a range of non-car accessories like clothing and workshop parts...