Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
The absorption of Mitsubishi into the Renault-Nissan Alliance will disrupt some of the brand's U.S. product plans, but it could also accelerate some additions to its lineup, such as a replacement for its electric vehicle and a midsize pickup.
Monday's total eclipse -- a rare celestial event cutting a huge swath across the United States -- prompted automakers, dealers and others to celebrate with viewing parties, product stunts and employee appreciation events.
Stalling growth in North America weighed down Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s surging profit recovery in the latest quarter. The Japanese carmaker rebounded from a dismal year-earlier period when earnings were broadsided by a fuel economy scandal.