Stephen Odell, Volvo President and CEO, at the 2010 NAIAS

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Stephen Odell president and chief executive of Volvo talked to me at the Detroit auto show.

Odell talked about the announcement Ford made concerning a “commercial agreement” to sell Volvo to Geely in the first Quarter of 2010.

Have you talked to Geely about Volvo?

If this purchase does go through will the dealers be required to buy a Geely franchise?

Will Geely build Volvos in Sweden or in China?

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.