Mazda North America CEO Jim O’Sullivan talked with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.carlist.com, at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow.
Ford and Mazda used to share a lot of technology. Ford is still the major shareholder of Mazda. Mazda uses direct injection for fuel savings and enhanced performance. Ford uses Eco-boost with turbo-charging. Does O’Sullivan see Mazda switching or combining both technologies?
When will Mazda bring a hybrid into the United States? O’Sullivan talked about increasing fuel economy globally by thirty percent. How does he plan to do that?
Mazda is unveiling the Mazda 2, a car that has already won fifty global awards. O’Sullivan talks about the breadth of the Mazda 2.
Is the U.S. market as significant as it was five years ago?