Monday Morning Auto News, Dec 10, 2018

After having been away for weeks on the Magical Mystery Plant Tour, Dailykanban resumes its daily Morning Auto News.

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Amid the Ghosn scandal, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance becomes World’s Largest Automaker in October – by a very thin hair

Maybe this will brighten the otherwise bleak day of deposed Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who still languishes in an inhospitable Tokyo jail: With him still in charge, the Alliance edged-out a similarly scandal-plagued Volkswagen Group, and became World’s Largest Automaker in October. The two are only 55K units apart, and with the counting methodologies increasingly shaky (see below) it is very likely that both the fraught French-Japanese Alliance and the Germans will declare themselves winners when the year is over.

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