Bob Lutz, GM, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Bob Lutz sat down with me at the 2009 Detroit auto show to talk about the decline of the auto business.

I asked Lutz what he thought of how the Congressional hearings for the bailout went. When does Lutz think this decline will be over and how many sales annually would General Motors need to be profitable?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.