Nissan's investigation into alleged misconduct by Chairman Carlos Ghosn is expanding to include Renault-Nissan finances, sources told Reuters - in a further sign that Nissan may seek to loosen its French parent's hold on their global carmaking alliance.
The recall affects a combined 80,610 Lancers, Lancer Evolutions and Lancer Sportbacks from the model years 2008 through 2017.
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors announced a technology partnership that will make its vehicles among the first to use Google's Android operating system in its dashboards to control navigation, infotainment and apps directly installed in vehicles.
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada will soon begin using an Ontario-made augmented reality app in its dealerships as a way for sales staff to help explain to customers the technology of the 2018 Outlander plug-in hybrid electric utility vehicle.
One Mitsubishi dealer estimates the changes would total between $600,000 and $750,000.
Mitsubishi Canada's 93 dealerships will undergo renovations as part of the parent company's global strategy, even though some Canadian stores already complied with a similar program as recently as November 2017.
Mitsubishi Canada, coming off two consecutive years of sales growth, has hired a former Volkswagen executive to oversee three newly added regional managers while expanding its national headquarters in Mississauga, Ont.
Former Nissan and Chrysler executive Fred Diaz will be put in charge of Mitsubishi's North American operations, the latest step in the Renault Nissan Alliance's plan to revive the small Japanese brand. Diaz, 52, will become North American president and CEO, succeeding Ryujiro Kobashi, who will return to Mitsubishi's headquarters in Japan.