Commentary: Nissan's Latest Path Forward

This is the challenge of Nissan as it announced its plan going forward from massive global financial losses and sales. This plan was announced by Nissan CEO Makato Uchida at their headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, as some of these measures and plans have been reported elsewhere in bits and pieces.

Commentary: And Now We Know

TweetLet me cut to the chase: We now know the outcome of the Mitsubishi Motors transaction with Nissan. From reading the notes of the…

The Class of 1982: The Franco-American Affair

If divine foreign intervention did not come in time for an American automaker, the company in question would have probably ceased to exist by 1982.

It is an audacious statement to make where history was thwarted to save a company from extinction. We’ve seen this many times over the past 30 years where Detroit-based automakers sought alliances and acquisitions with other automakers around the globe. To recall each one would be a massive effort to digest and analyze. Yet, most of the readers of this site have probably forgotten the scenario that put American Motors on the brink before Renault came in to assist them through most of the 1980s.