Renault to merge with GM???


The weirdest news I’ve heard since Mercedes took over Chrysler.
Renault/Nissan is talking to GM about some “alliance”.
Remember how Mercedes was talking about a “merger” while they were actually taking over Chrysler…

And there are talk of putting Carlos Gohsn in charge of the whole thing.
he’s a great guy, but this huge GM pill might just be way to big to swallow.
even if they are just talking about an “alliance”…

Conversation 13 comments

  1. i’ve heard the goshn was actually gonna leave nissan/renault and be the saving man the the GM turn around. nissan is pulling crap lately, nothing segment changing anymore.goshn could still work on the quality part quite a bit with nissan before he leaves.

  2. If GM would design a car like this(even just Look-wise, and put the body on say a Cobalt platform, and then that turbo, 205HP I-4?)… then I would look.

    The Cobalt as -is is tolerable, but is not “cool”, like a Mazda3 or Scion tC(or even a Tiburon).
    Yeah, the outsell these cars,with the Cobalt, but not to me, or anyone else I personally know.

    Who knows? From other news sites, sounds like they might seriously consider some form of “merger”.
    If nothing else…. maybe Renault will teach GM how to design a “cool looking” car, vs the ” they are ok, but nothing to make me wanna buy one” looks they currently have.

    Hyundai/Kia could about teach GM how to make a car more interesting(like tyhe Rio5 vs the Aveo, for an example, or the new Accent 3 door vs Aveo). That’s just starters.
    take care and not offense.

  3. With Nissan, Renault has ”just” an alliance, owning about 40% of them and Nissan owning about 14% of Renault.

    I think this is the same strategy with GM. All 3 companies must say yes. Renault anlone (even with Nissan) could never buy the whole GM company.

  4. lets make sure this never happenes!!
    we have to keep good old usa gm from that french jap alliance

  5. “Douchebag Jones said…
    lets make sure this never happenes!!
    we have to keep good old usa gm from that french jap alliance”

    You mean the same old USA GM that sells product all around the world?

    Americans must be scared the japanese could do a better job of running it.

  6. Um.. last time I checked, Nissan almost went out of business until Renault came along and bailed them out by doing some serious cost cutting.

    Mitsubishi is on the verge of leaving the US if it’s sales keep falling.

    So.. tell me again about the Japanese running their companies better. I guess some people forget the important stuff.

  7. “So.. tell me again about the Japanese running their companies better. I guess some people forget the important stuff.”

    Two words…..Toyota and Honda

  8. sad :(. first mercedes took control of chrysler. now gm is being considered by the french. i guess porsche (has a majority stake of vw) might want ford 🙂

    what happens to america!!!!

  9. america wants to be the man but they dont want to be the man (when it comes to makings things that is we just import it and say its ours) some of the worst cars ever built were american

  10. Hello, I’m French and know pretty well Renault… It’s important to know that they own 45% of Nissan and Nissan owns 10% of Renault… Renault was in 2005 #1 in F1 (nobody cares in the US I know) and still is in 2006 ahead of Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Ford… It’s very important to be realistic, Renault saved Nissan from Chapter 11. The Guy that did that “miracle” is Carlos Gohsn… Carlos was nominated by Louis Schweitzer the Renault/Nissan CEO. After he retired, Carlos took over both brand. He’s THE guy, hopefuly he knows what he’s doing… I’m more concerned about Renault/Nissan that I’m for GM obviously… But I trust Carlos. Wait and see…

  11. Welcome to the French reader!!!!
    Tell your friends about the site…

    Gohsn should run the show, he is great. He even put his job on the line at Nissan.
    I just don’t get what he sees in GM. Thst is a huge pill to swallow…

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