James O’Sullivan, Mazda, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

James O’Sullivan, Mazda, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

Jim OSullivan is the President and CEO, Mazda North America Operations; Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation.

I asked all the executives the same questions:

1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry?

2. What is the one thing that will capture the imagination and wallet of tomorrows buyer?

3. The car used to be a symbol of freedom and status. Has the car become a burden around the consumers neck?

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