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1st Gear: WTF Nissan/Mitsubishi/Samsung/Renault
Nissan's had a rough go of it lately, despite an improving North American product line and a helpful currency. The cause? Lots of recalls and troubles in those expanding markets that were supposed to aid in the bottom line.
The greater cause? Poor management, in this reporter's eyes. After losing his deputy, Nissan Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn now has to face the company's myriad problems alone.