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Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy'

Overnight, Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO and chairman of Renault and Nissan, published a seven-and-a-half-minute video stating his innocence, and claiming he was arrested as part of a "conspiracy". The video was recorded prior to Ghosn's re-arrest last week, when he was out on bail...

Carlos Ghosn removed as Nissan director

Both Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman and CEO, and Greg Kelly have been removed from the company's board of directors after a shareholder vote. Ghosn and Kelly were arrested in mid-November 2018 not long after they touched down in Japan for business meetings. Ghosn has been charged for under-reporting his pay, and misusing company funds and expense accounts...

Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Renault and Nissan, has been re-arrested by Japanese authorities, alleging of the money paid from his discretionary fund to an affiliate in the Middle East was used for his own personal enrichment. Prosecutors turned up at Ghosn's residence in Tokyo before dawn to take the former executive in for further questioning...

Renault preparing Nissan Leaf rival for 2022

Renault is readying two new electric cars for 2022, one of which will go head-to-head with the Nissan Leaf. Reports from Auto Express have revealed the brand is waiting for batteries to become more affordable before launching what would be its largest electric vehicle to date...

Renault Samsung XM3 Inspire concept revealed in Seoul

Renault Samsung, the French brand's Korean-market subsidiary, has revealed the XM3 Inspire concept for the 2019 Seoul motor show this week. Essentially a rebadged version of the Renault Arkana revealed in prototype form in Moscow last year, the XM3 Inspire is a small crossover coupe that will go on sale in South Korea in the first half of 2020...

Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler

Sources have told The Financial Times Renault is hoping to start merger talks with Nissan within 12 months, and then work on purchasing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). According to wire reports (via Automotive News), when Saikawa was asked about whether he knew about Renault's reported plans, he replied, "not at all"...

2020 Renault Megane spied

The updated Renault Megane has been snapped for the first time by photographers this week, giving us an early preview of what's to come for the small car's mid-life refresh. Going by these images it appears the updated Megane will get revisions to the headlights, front grille and bumper, though it won't be drastically different from the model currently on sale...

Renault launches vehicle-to-grid charging pilot

French manufacturer Renault has announced its first large-scale pilot into reversible electric charging, kicking off in the Netherlands and Portugal. In a statement released this week, the company says: "Our alternating-current technology has the particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals"...

Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17. Entered and prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport, the Renaults join several other manufacturers already entered in the TCR championship Down Under – including Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo...

2020 Renault Zoe spied

Photographers have snapped new images of the next-gen Renault Zoe, this time on the snowy roads of Europe. While it doesn't appear to look too different from the current model, it's believed this vehicle is an all-new model given the current Zoe first went on sale in 2012...

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. The other members of the board will be Thierry Bollore, CEO of Renault; Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan; and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors...