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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi loses top automaker spot in first half

Franco-Japanese alliance cedes top spot to VW amid Nissan's sluggish performance

The three-way alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors slipped from first to third in terms of global unit sales in the first half of 2019.

TOKYO -- Unit sales at the three-way automaking alliance of Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors fell behind those of Volkswagen and Toyota Motor in the first half of 2019, slipping from No. 1 to No. 3 worldwide.

The latest figures highlight the struggles the Franco-Japanese group faces as Nissan's share continues to decline in global markets, notably in North America.

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