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Renault, the automaker in which the French state is the most powerful shareholder, is headed into a decisive week over its leadership.
Tesla will start the European rollout of its Model 3 in February, putting pressure on German premium brands that have seen the Model S outsell flagship sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz S class.
Carlos Ghosn's arrest in Tokyo is already having consequences, from product marketing to international diplomatic relations. More complications could be ahead.
Ford has taken the first step in restructuring its money-losing European business that is expected to involve axing models, cutting jobs, and possibly factory closures.
Fiat Chrysler will partially lay off more than half the workforce at its underused Mirafiori plant in Turin as it retools the factory to build EVs.
French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Renault-Nissan alliance's future with Japan's prime minister at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday, seeking to defuse a brewing diplomatic row.
Fiat Chrysler will spend $5.7 billion on its factories in Italy to build SUVs for Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Maserati, and electric cars for the Fiat brand.
BMW can force its plug-in hybrid cars to switch to an electric-only mode in heavily polluted inner-city areas and is currently demonstrating the technology in Germany.
Renault said it is beginning its own internal audit to examine Chairman Carlos Ghosn's compensation in the wake of the scandal leading to his ouster at Nissan and Mitsubishi over the past week.
Fiat Chrysler is expected to commit to producing new models in Italy, including Jeeps and an Alfa Romeo SUV, union sources said.
The heads of VW, BMW and Daimler are ready to attend a meeting with the Trump administration, but have not yet received a formal invitation, Reuters reported.
The Trump administration has invited the CEOs of three German automakers for talks at the White House as European and U.S. officials try to negotiate a new trade agreement, Bloomberg reported
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