Jaime Ardila, President, General Motors do Brasil

Jaime Ardila, President, General Motors do Brasil

Jaime Ardila, President, Mercosur Operations, General Motors do Brasil, & former CFO for GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East (LAAM) talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.

Ardila talked about 1997 and 2007, the two years that car sales in Brazil were the highest. What happened between that time and in 2007 to bring sales back?

What is Mercosur? Who is involved? Do Argentina and Brazil work together? Does Argentina have ethanol?

How big is the Brazilian sales on a global basis?

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.

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