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Ford may consider making branded pickups in China if cities open more

07 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI Ford Motor Co will consider building Ford-branded pickup trucks in China if restrictions on driving pickups in cities are relaxed and it could also roll out customized models at that time, a senior company official said.

Nissan picks American as finance chief as new generation takes helm

01 Nov 2019

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co on Friday named American Stephen Ma as its next finance chief and said some veteran executives were stepping down, putting a new generation in charge of a company battling to recover from plunging profits and management scandal.

Mega-merger no quick fix for Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot in China

01 Nov 2019

BEIJING Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA's merger is unlikely to provide a quick fix to their problems in China, as both companies have long struggled to find the right products at the right price for the world's top car market, analysts say.

Toyota's not alone in the slow lane to self-driving cars

29 Oct 2019

(This Oct 25 story changes paragraphs 9 and 10 to correct name, title of speaker and remove reference to Nissan abandoning self-driving vehicle targets; clarifies that view on development timeline)

Exclusive: Datsun brand set to go as Nissan rolls back Ghosn's expansionist strategy - sources

23 Oct 2019

YOKOHAMA, Japan Nissan Motor Co Ltd is likely to axe its Datsun brand, drop some unprofitable products and close a number of assembly lines worldwide as it seeks to boost profits by getting smaller, two company sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Nissan on gradual recovery path, incoming CEO Uchida tells staff

18 Oct 2019

BEIJING Nissan Motor Co's incoming chief executive Makoto Uchida told employees on Friday that his mission is to "restore business performance and regain trust in Nissan".

Itochu lifts stake in Chinese EV maker Singulato, may invest more: sources

11 Oct 2019

BEIJING Japan's Itochu Corp has invested nearly $100 million in Chinese electric vehicle maker Singulato Motors to lift its stake to about 7% and plans to boost the holding if the startup meets certain conditions, two people familiar with the matter said.

Itochu boosts stake in Chinese electric vehicle startup Singulato -sources

11 Oct 2019

BEIJING, Oct 11 Japan's Itochu Corp has invested nearly $100 million in Chinese electric vehicle maker Singulato Motors to lift its stake to about 7% and plans to boost the holding if the startup meets certain conditions, two people familiar with the matter said.

RPT-Nissan board set for tense meeting as alleged split over future leadership emerges

08 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 8 The board of Nissan Motor Co will meet on Tuesday as a split has emerged over the scandal-hit automaker's next CEO, putting the head of the nominations committee at odds with an influential executive, people familiar with the matter said.

Nissan board set for tense meeting as alleged split over future leadership emerges

07 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 8 The board of Nissan Motor Co will meet on Tuesday as a split has emerged over the scandal-hit automaker's next CEO, putting the head of the nominations committee at odds with an influential executive, people familiar with the matter said.

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