TodayOctober 25, 2021

Kia’s Michael Sprague at 2009 Chicago auto show

Chicago Auto Show (CAS)

Michael Sprague is Vice President of marketing for Kia Motors America (KMA), previously working for Lincoln-Mercury.

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 tomorrow’s buyer?

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

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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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.