TOKYO – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Renault SA are finding few synergies among their large front-wheel-drive cars, and they may not choose to develop a common platform for them, in spite of favorable timing. "The commonality with Renault, the starting point, isn't evident," says Patrick Pelata, the No.2 boss at Nissan, in an interview. The problem is that “we make no car on the platform FF-L in Europe, and Renault makes all its cars on the platform P5 in Europe. The overlapping between these ...

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