A white Mitsubishi Outlander on display at an auto show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Nissan Will Kill Mitsubishi If It Does This

Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi are attached at the hip. That’s because Renault under the aegis of Carlos Ghosn bailed out Nissan and then later Mitsubishi. And in Japan, every car company owns at least a small stake in its competitor’s business. But Nissan will kill Mitsubishi if it does what is being rumored. The alliance …

Trucks & SUVs

El Caminos Are Being Made In Romania By Dacia

Oh, to live in Romania. Then we could buy a new El Camino. OK, maybe not exactly El Caminos but close enough. This is the Dacia Duster pickup. Dacia is part of Renault, which in turn is part of the Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi consortium. These are actually converted, by hand, into small pickups that started out as …

Woman walking by a big Nissan logo on the wall.
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Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi Alliance May Be Gone This Week

Things keep getting worse for the alliance of automakers Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi. Though never actually merged as a single company, the alliance started in 1999. It was meant to capitalize on economies of scale. When the alliance architect and head Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018 things went downhill quickly. Since then …

Christian Meunier, chairman of Nissan Canada, speaks about the 2018 Nissan Rogue
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Nissan Quits Europe To Focus On US, Japan, China

Back in December Nissan pulled its Infinity brand out of Europe. Now the European retrenchment is continuing as it quits Europe to focus on the US, Japan, and China markets. Called “operation performance plan” Nissan plans on reversing former CEO Carlos Ghosn’s expansion. The plan is due to be revealed at the end of May. …

People gather around to look at the new Chevy C8 Corvette
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Top Ten List of 2020’s Biggest Auction Sales So Far

2020 is still young. But, the global economic collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic has many auto enthusiasts debating whether it is a good time to buy or sell a car right now. Yet, the strange thing about car auctions is that historic and rare cars will always remain historic and rare. So, those types of cars will always command a …

1995 Renault Clio Williams S2
Cars

The Renault Clio Williams Is the Best-Kept Secret VW GTI Rival

With Ford discontinuing the Fiesta ST and Focus ST, and the Fiat 500 Abarth gone too, the pool of US-market hot hatches has shrunk significantly. It’s down to the Honda Civic Type R, the Hyundai Veloster N, and the latest version of the original hot hatch, the VW GTI. However, thanks to the 25-year import …

1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Type 8221
Cars

Renault 5 Turbo: Mid-Engine, RWD, Rally Racer…Hatchback

Racing homologation specials are often significantly different than the cars they’re based on. Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution got a larger engine and all-wheel drive. The Toyota Celica GT4 got that, plus a factory water-injection system. The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution, meanwhile, got a revised suspension, reinforced frame, limited-slip differentials, and Recaro seats. The Isuzu Vehicross, though, looked …