Coronavirus disrupts Hyundai Motor’s supply chain

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its run in China, Hyundai Motor stated, it plans on gradually suspending production at its South Korean factories from Tuesday. Hyundai is the first automaker to do so outside China. The coronavirus is disrupted supply chain. Other global automakers, including PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford, Nissan, Honda Motors have suspended the…

Renaul-Nissan-Mitsubishi reboots alliance eyeing emerging electric vehicle market

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan on appointing a general secretary at the helm of their alliance in order to reboot the partnership and boost operations. Renault is in the process of repairing its relationship with its Japanese partners following allegations of financial misconduct its earlier chairman. “This alliance executive will be key for coordinating and…

EV car designs flaunt large sofas, ample floor space

If you were to go by designs showcased in Shanghai’s auto exhibition, future electric SUVs will sport ample floor space large enough to provide luxuries typically found in your living room. Concepts electric vehicle (EV) cars on display in Shanghai’s autoshow this week, including ones from the Audi AI:me and Infiniti QX Inspiration, underscore aspirations…

Streamlining decision-making, focus of Renault-Nissan alliance: Jean-Dominique Senard

Japan’s Nissan and France’s Renault have agreed to strategically retool the alliance so as to put themselves on a more equal footing. In an interview to Le Figaro, Renault’s chairman Jean-Dominique Senard drew attention to the fact that Renault and Nissan must streamline decision-making; he also mentioned that boosting the companies’ cross-shareholding is not currently…

VW purchases 75.1% stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar platform

The forward-looking purchase of the stake is of strategic significance as it revolves around the future of mobility. In a strategic move, Volkswagen has purchased a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer which specializes in connected driving, for $122 million (1.1 billion Swedish crowns). In a statement Volkswagen stated, WirelessCar’s technology would…

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to boost collaboration in key technologies

Areas of convergence that have been identified by the trio include engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and supply chains. On Thursday, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance stated it would boost the speed of convergence of technologies between the trio as they collaborate on key areas as part of a bigger, broader strategy to boost profits and lower costs. The…