John Krafcik has been promoted to Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Krafcik sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show.

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?

Krafcik also talked about the assurance program and how it was doing.