Mitsubishi, you will remember, was taken over by Nissan late last year and details of its future strategy are starting to emerge.

Carlos Ghosn has stepped down as Nissan chief to take on the Mitsubishi presidency to faster integrate it into the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Ghosn has appointed one of his key allies, Trevor Mann as Mitsubishi CEO. Mann is a Briton who learned his trade running Nissan’s Washington plant.

What effect will Carlos Ghosn have on the future of Mitsubishi?

He is understood to be pushing strategy forward and demanding more rapid decision-making from Mitsubishi execs used to taking their time over decisions.

Mann is tasking distributors with writing plans that build the Mitsubishi brand and look at the wider aspects of its business and not just concentrate on ‘moving metal’.