China will be the answer to Japan's problems.
I am very pleased to announce that the revival process of Nissan is completed.
We are not particularly optimistic about the U.S. market in the next six months and next year.
We want to offer all kinds of technology. I'm trying to tell the team, the Nissan team, don't make the choice for the consumer. Let them choose between the palette of technologies we can offer.
We are the car manufacturer who grew the most, not only in growth rate but in absolute numbers, which was very rewarding ... since we were not on the front line of the incentive game
What we are foreseeing is the situation of the market is not going to be fundamentally different than in 2004
Design is important, it's an important dimension in the car. It's not the only one
In the car industry, superior design is critical. Product design defines the first impression the customer has about our products. With one look the customer makes their decision about their appeal. Of course, an attractive design is not enough to make a product a success, but it is necessary.
We don't know where the markets are going, ... We have to observe what's going down, see the trends, look at every vibration on the market, prepare the technology and jump when consumers start to think one way or the other.
The only breakthrough technology is fuel cell because this is the one that guarantees you are out of oil dependency
Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.
I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.
In most companies people make a specific contribution to the company in their function. But it is not expressed in terms of profit, only in terms of performing their function better.
People will always challenge you on an idea as long as it has not been concretized by somebody else.
The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary.