He's bold, charismatic and responsible for one of the most dramatic turnarounds in automotive history. Boy, does Detroit need a guy like him now. No, I'm not talking about Lee Iacocca, who has turned up once again hawking Chryslers on TV, but Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan and now head of Renault, too. In 1999, Ghosn's Nissan Revival Plan called for Renault SA to invest $5 billion in the struggling auto maker. That prompted veteran Chrysler executive Bob Lutz to suggest France would be ...

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