The new head of Nissan wants independence from RenaultDecember 3, 2019
In the near future, Nissan is not going to get closer to the French partner in the alliance. While the new head of the company, Makado Uchida, will study the influence of the alliance on business, and will develop a new development strategy.
New Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida outlined his ideas for getting the Japanese brand back in shape. At the same time, he wants to remain independent of the French brand Renault.
“The alliance is critical to the development of our company,” said Uchida. “We need to see what worked in the alliance and what not, and decide how to move on.”
According to him, in recent years, Nissan has been developing thanks to the alliance. The new chapter will continue to work with Renault, but further rapprochement is not yet expected. In addition, Nissan will rethink its approach to business and development. The decline in sales and profits in the past few years was due to unrealistic goals set by ex-head of Ghosn.
Under the new plan, Nissan will cut about 12,500 jobs worldwide. The model line for all countries will also be revised. In addition, car production worldwide will decline from 7.2 million to 6.6 million units per year. In addition, by the end of 2023, brand sales in the US market should increase by 1.4 million cars per year.
“The most important pillar of business transformation is growth through new products, new technologies,” he said. “I want our employees to be proud to work for Nissan.”
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