DETROIT — When Germany's Daimler-Benz AG merged with U.S.-based Chrysler Corp., there was a lot of talk about blending company cultures as well. There are no such notions at French automaker Renault SA, which last March took a 36.8% stake in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and for all intents and purposes assumed control over management of the Japanese automaker. “We want to constitute with Nissan a bi-national group,” Renault Chairman Louis Schweitzer tells reporters at a meeting outside the ...

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