Don Esmond, Toyota, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Don Esmond, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.sat down with me at the 2009 Detroit auto show.

We talked about what the future looks like for 2009 and 2010. Esmond has projections for the first half of 2009, as well as the last half of 2009 and economic growth for 2010.

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.