Earlier Tokyo prosecutors filed two new charges of financial misconduct against Carlos Ghosn.
Mass-market carmaker Ford and luxury-focused Jaguar Land Rover have announced sweeping restructuring that will cost thousands of jobs in Europe.
Fiat Chrysler will pay $311 million in penalties to the Justice Department, at least $75 million to states investigating the excess emissions and additional funds to offset excess emissions and $280 million to settle a lawsuit by owners.
Ghosn, credited with rescuing Nissan from near-bankruptcy two decades ago, appeared thinner then before his arrest as he entered a court in handcuffs and a rope around his waist, wearing a dark suit without a tie.
Mercedes, Germany's trademark car company, wants to develop a self-driving car, increasing fierce competition with firms like Uber, Google, General Motors and Volkswagen.
The growing case against the auto tycoon represents a stunning reversal of fortune for a man once revered in Japan and beyond for his ability to turn around automakers, including Nissan.
Tokyo District Court says Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly, who was detained and charged with underreporting the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, will be released on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail.
Some discussions about compensating Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the public eye were not confined to the Japanese carmaker, but also included Renault executives. Ghosn was arrested on November 19 in Japan on suspicion of fraud.
Seda Basay-Yildiz and her young daughter were threatened by five German police officers in an anonymous fax message.
The German automaker Volkswagen has been cutting costs to fund an ambitious shift to electric cars and automated driving.
The US auto giant will lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.
In Europe and Asia, there was much talk about the surprise arrest of Carlos Ghosn, boss of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, and stocks in the three companies plunged, while Wall Street suffered a second big decline.
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