Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
1st Gear: Well Played, Nissan
In case you missed it, the big news this morning—and probably some of the biggest auto news we’ll see this year—is Nissan seizing a 34 percent controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. But let’s take a step back and realize what a stroke of genius this really is, as reader hike so kindly pointed out.