- Globally, each Alliance partner will lead product development in core regions and categories
- In India, Renault and Nissan will be free to develop their own products
- B-SUV only model for India as part of Nissan’s new business plan for Africa, Middle East and India
Last month Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi – first as Alliance partners and subsequently as individual corporations – revealed new business plans with the aim to lower costs and enhance profitability in the medium term. The plans were centred around greater cooperation among the three partners in the areas of production, technology and platform sharing. In a nutshell, each company is to lead product development in core regions and categories via a ‘leader-follower’ model, while the extent of standardisation across brands will be expanded from platforms to bodies.