Representatives of Nissan made an official statement that the company allegedly intends to leave the Alliance, which also includes the Renault and Mitsubishi. Own brand of enterprises called untrue and stressed that the Alliance “is the source of the competitiveness of Nissan”.
A day earlier, the Financial TImes, citing anonymous industry sources reported that Nissan has accelerated a secret plan to withdraw from the Alliance with Renault. The reason for the hasty action was the escape of the former head of Renault-Nissan Carlos Ghosn from house arrest in Japan.
The interlocutor of the edition said about “the complete rupture of relations and cessation of cooperation in production and engineering areas,” and “toxic politics in relation to the Renault Nissan”. In addition, there is information about the upcoming serious personnel changes in the leadership of the Japanese brand.
As for Carlos Ghosn, he fled to Japan, where he was awaiting trial on the case about the financial machinations in Lebanon. January 8, the former head of the Alliance held a press conference during which he called himself innocent and has linked his arrest and the criminal case with “revenge of a handful of unscrupulous people in the Nissan”.
What do you think, is it worth it Nissan to withdraw from the Alliance?