New Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard told managers they had proved their ability to "overcome our differences and keep the alliance strong", also invoking a need for quality improvements and swift joint decision-making, sources said.
The Tokyo District Court said Friday that it had extended former Nissans board chairman Carlos Ghosn's detention until April 22 to allow prosecutors time to bring formal charges against him or let him free.
It gives prosecutors until 22 April to file formal charges against the vehicle industry magnate, after he was arrested for the fourth time last week. It also includes Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa and Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko.
His latest arrest is over breach of trust suspicions that payments by a Nissan subsidiary to an Oman dealership went to a company effectively run by Ghosn.More news: Acer announces ConceptD; company’s new line-up of premium laptops designed for creators
Without the hard-driving, attention-getting Ghosn at the helm, some have expressed concern about the viability of the alliance.
Yesterday, Ghosn's wife Carole, who had left for France after Ghosn's latest arrest, returned for questioning at a Tokyo court. Details have not been disclosed.
His lawyers, who have protested the detention as unfair, filed a new appeal with the court on the latest detention extension, but the court rejected it late Friday.
Ghosn has already been indicted on charges of violating Japan's financial instruments law by underreporting remuneration to regulators, and aggravated breach of trust in relation to the alleged transfer of private investment losses to Nissan.More news: Xbox Game Pass adds Monster Hunter World & more in April
They question him on suspicion of misappropriation of funds from Nissan, made via a distributor of vehicles of the manufacturer overseas.
Nissan Motor Co. shareholders earlier this week removed Ghosn from its board, severing a near two-decade relationship with the once-feted auto executive who is widely credit for rescuing Nissan from near-bankruptcy in 1999.
Renault holds a 43.4 percent stake in Nissan, which has a 15 percent stake in its French partner without voting rights and a 34 percent share in Mitsubishi Motors.More news: Avicii's 'SOS' Featuring Aloe Blacc is Available Today