Michael Digiovanni, GM’s executive director of market analysis

Michael Digiovanni, GM’s executive director of market analysis

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Michael “Mickey D” Digiovanni is General Motor’s executive director of market analysis.

We asked GM’s market research guru:

1. Do car delinquencies match the trend of unemployment?

DiGiovanni talks the unemployment rate and consumer confidence.

2. What are the percentages of delinquencies when broken down between subprime and prime buyers?

3. Are more Americans falling into the subprime group? Are more prime Americans going into delinquencies?

4. If supply tightens and prices increase to meet CAFE requirements will that stall sales?

5. What saved 2009?

6. What is the official number General Motors is forecasting for 2010?

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.