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  1. Auto News & Rumors
    Auto News reports this morning that Japanese officials tried Nissan to merge with Honda as recently as late 2019. The two automakers couldn’t be more different. For instance, Honda employs only 15 people in market research in the US; Nissan employs 45. Yet Honda has a 10% market share vs...
  2. Auto News & Rumors
    The SEC looked into Why and How Carlos Ghosn hid $140M in compensation from Nissan. While it hasn’t revealed all the details because they have bearing on the charges Japan has laid against Mr. Ghosn, it provided some flavor of what went on. The motivation: "Ghosn became concerned about...
  3. Rumors and General Chrysler Discussion
    The possible effects of this have to be speculation, but the Commerce Department has just made a finding that allows the president to impose tariffs of up to 25% on cars imported unto the U.S., as long as he acts within a 90-day window. Though this may be posturing in hopes of reducing foreign...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
      Japan - allegedly the world's most notoriously closed automotive market - has suddenly decided it likes Jeeps. Or is it that Jeep has cracked the secret to getting the finicky Japanese consumer into their showrooms? Either way, Jeep dealers in Japan have found a way to boost sales from less...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    When sold with the Pentastar V-6 engine, the 2017 Grand Cherokee is eligible for Japan’s “Eco-Car” tax incentive – worth between ¥58,000 and ¥66,000 to its buyers. The Grand Cherokee had to meet both fuel efficiency and emissions standards to claim the tax credit. Very few American cars...
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