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2019 Will Not Bring Us the Driverless Car Revolution

The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important?    More roadblocks to fully autonomous cars and robo-taxis, the story of Carlos Ghosn’s arrest, Elon Musk is going to China eventually and more for this, the final Morning Shift of 2018. Let’s get this over with, shall we? …

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Mercedes-AMG GT R Vs. Renault Twizy Is A Ridiculous Drag Race – Or Is It?

Usually, in drag racing videos we see more or less evenly matched cars lining up on the start line. TopGear, however, has come up with a very unusual contest, pitting the Mercedes-AMG GT R versus the Renault Twizy. Yep, that’s right: it’s a stock mid-range Twizy Dynamique, which costs nearly £7,500 ($9,470/€8,325) in the United …

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Carlos Ghosn Re-Arrested For Breach Of Trust, No Chance Of Bail

The Carlos Ghosn drama has every chance to inspire a movie in the future – and it has just taken a new turn. While everyone was expecting the former Nissan chief executive to be released from custody and have the chance to tell the world his side of the story, Japanese authorities have issued a …

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2019 Renault Megane RS Trophy Priced From £31,810 OTR In The UK

Customers in the UK can now order the Megane RS Trophy, with Renault announcing specs and pricing details of the most potent Megane yet. All Megane RS Trophy models come with the Cup chassis, which includes a Torsen limited-slip differential, 25 percent firmer dampers, 30 percent tighter springs and 10 percent stiffer anti-roll bars, as …

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Nissan Is Suing Carlos Ghosn’s Sister For ‘Unjust Enrichment’

Nissan has reportedly sued Carlos Ghosn’s sister, Claudine Bichara de Oliveira, in a Rio de Janeiro court for “unjust enrichment”, according to a report from Reuters. The Japanese car maker’s lawsuit is the latest episode in the legal fight between Nissan and Carlos Ghosn over an apartment in Rio that the former Nissan CEO used …

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Renault Sport Launches R.S. Performance Line Of Custom Parts

Renault Sport customers will soon be able to customize their cars using official accessories sold under the R.S. Performance label. The new product range kicks off with personalization options for the current Clio RS, although Renault Sport will extend the offer to other models, including the Megane RS. The custom parts cover all areas, from …

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Fully-Camouflaged 2019 Renault Captur Goes Out Into The World

We’ve already seen spy shots of the 2019 Renault Clio so this first sighting of the second-generation Captur crossover doesn’t really surprise us. After all, the Captur is essentially a jacked-up Clio and things will stay the same next year when both models will get redesigned. Unsurprisingly for its first public appearance, the Captur wears …

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Carlos Ghosn To Reportedly Get Re-Arrested, Remain In Detention Until December 30

When Japanese authorities arrested former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn on November 19, prosecutors asked for the maximum detention time of 10 days. After the initial period expired, prosecutors asked for a 10-day extension. As a result, the executive’s release was expected to take place on December 10. That might not happen, though, as a new report …

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The Carlos Ghosn Story Has About Ten Million Subplots

The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important?    The Carlos Ghosn story is still not gone, same with Trump and GM, and BMW says they might expand operations in the U.S. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Don’t forget! …

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Now Carlos Ghosn Gets the Boot From Mitsubishi

Ghosn, left, and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko, right, when they made their 2016 deal. AP Photo. The fall of Ghosn continues today as the board of Mitsubishi Motors just gave the former Renault/Nissan boss the boot, as the New York Times reports. Ghosn had been the chairman of Mitsubishi since October …