Originally Posted by Chiketkd
I strongly believe Ghosn is a genius. From focusing development money on shared platforms and powertrains, he cut Nissan's production costs way down and restored the brand to what it is today.
10 years ago, if someone said the Quest minivan, Altima, Maxima as well as select Infiniti models would all share an engine with the (then rumored) 350Z, who would have believed me?
While I believe that was a shrewd move, I do not think that it is necessarily a stroke of genius. It seems more like common sense than anything, most engineers would have advocated this.