Starting in 2025, Nissan will spearhead development of new vehicles built for the C-SUV segment in Europe, with Renault taking charge in the B-SUV segment. In Latin America, model ranges will be trimmed down from four variants to one, with two production facilities serving both Renault and Nissan. Finally, in Southeast Asia and Japan, the alliance will consider certain new-vehicle opportunities with Nissan and Mitsubishi handling new models. Nissan will also take the lead in autonomous driving tech and collaborate with Renault on connected services. Electric-electronic architecture will be handled by Renault solely, while the French brand will partner with Nissan for electric powertrain solutions and Mitsubishi will deal with PHEVs for the C and D segments.
The idea is that cars will be of better quality, will cost less to build, and will be ahead of what competitors can produce thanks to a diverse spread of experience and culture across the three brands. Whether this will lead to cheaper new-car pricing for the American customer is yet to be seen, but we are hopeful.