Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: Projecting sales of 14 million units in 2022
Introduction of fully autonomous vehicles in 2022, testing of driverless delivery service starts
|Concept car Vmotion 2.0 with Nissan Intelligent Mobility (Shanghai Motor Show 2017)|
In September, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced their new "Alliance 2022" six-year strategic plan, projecting to achieve in 2022 a combined worldwide annual sales volume of 14 million units and sales revenue of USD 240 billion. During the first half of calendar year 2017 (Jan.-Jun.), the Alliance sold 5.27 million units worldwide to take the lead in global sales and dominate VW and Toyota.
In addition, the Alliance is aiming to create synergies of EUR 10 billion in 2022. Increases in synergies will be achieved by initiatives such as the communization of platforms, and will become more apparent after synergy contributions are realized from Mitsubishi Motors integration into the Alliance, which began in 2016.
The following two strategic measures are considered key to the success of Alliance 2022:
1) Commonization of platforms and powertrains across multiple vehicle segments
2) Alliance 2022 technology building blocks include three key elements, which correspond to those of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision (See table below), specifically: (1) Reinforcing EV leadership, (2) Delivering autonomous-drive and robo-vehicles, and (3) Enabling connectivity and mobility services. The Alliance plans to become the market leader in each of these 3 areas.
(1) For EV, refer to MarkLines' previous report at the link below:
(2) The Alliance plans to introduce fully autonomous drive vehicles for mass-market vehicles by 2022. To achieve this goal, it will use the Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) system Nissan developed based on NASA technology. With SAM, when an autonomous vehicle encounters a situation where it is unable to negotiate the problem by itself, the vehicle requests help from a command center, where a Mobility Manager utilizes streaming data from the vehicle's sensors to assess the situation, take corrective action, and share the learned information with other vehicles sharing the SAM cloud. Nissan believes this technology to be essential to advance the adoption of autonomous driving in an accelerated timeline.
Concurrently, the Alliance will begin field testing to develop and demonstrate driverless vehicles for commercial use (ride hailing, car sharing, robo-taxis, robo-shuttles, robo-delivery vehicles, etc.) in Japan and France.
(3) With regard to Connectivity and Mobility Services, the Alliance has formed a partnership with Microsoft to develop next-generation technologies that will be applicable worldwide.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility
|Nissan Intelligent Power||Makes driving more exciting for customers using clean and efficient powertrains. Nissan Intelligent Power promotes 100% EVs, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCVs), and other EV-based technologies including e-Power (series hybrid), in addition to maximizing the efficiency of internal combustion engines in the Alliance's portfolio.|
|Nissan Intelligent Driving||Provides a safer and more comfortable driving experience. Features an extensive set of advanced safety features and autonomous drive technologies such as ProPILOT. Nissan Intelligent Driving allows the driver to cultivate a more reliable partnership with the vehicle.|
|Nissan Intelligent Integration||Creates new value for Nissan customers where cars are their partners, keeping them more connected to the wider society.|
|Note 1: Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show March 2016, and announced by CEO Carlos Ghosn at the CES in January 2017.
Note 2: Alliance aims to become the market leader in these three areas by 2022.