Trends in Franco-Japanese Automotive Relations

Stuart Kewley

In March 1999, Renault bought a controlling interest in Nissan. Only months earlier, Toyota, Japan's most profitable car marker, announced an equally remarkable decision-to build its latest European production facility in northern France.

In March 1999, Renault bought a controlling interest in Nissan. Only months earlier, Toyota, Japan's most profitable car marker, announced an equally remarkable decision; to build its latest European production facility in northern France. The author analyses liberalization trends in both the Japanese and the European automotive markets and the reaction of manufacturers to such trends.

In March 1999, Renault bought a controlling interest in Nissan. Only months earlier, Toyota, Japan's most profitable car marker, announced an equally remarkable decision; to build its latest European production facility in northern France. The author analyses liberalization trends in both the Japanese and the European automotive markets and the reaction of manufacturers to such trends.

Ordering:

Orders for this publication should come through Chatham House:

T: +44 (0)20 7957 5700
F: +44 (0)20 7957 5710
E: contact@chathamhouse.org.uk