TodayApril 16, 2022

Susan Docherty, V.P., Buick, Pontiac, GMC

Susan Docherty is the North American Vice President of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. If General Motors, in particular Buick and GMC, survive Susan Docherty will be one of the people to thank. Docherty and her group spent 23 hours a day during the bankruptcy, working. The TARP fund group would ask for information one day and Docherty’s group would present it to them the next day at 7am.

I have to admit, I dreaded going to Michigan for the Buick event. I have a soft spot for all the people in General Motors and hope they succeed, but Buick has never excited me. The average age of a Buick owner is 70 years old, which could explain a lot.

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the new Buick LaCrosse. I had seen Buicks years ago in China and asked why the United States didn’t have those cars. Now they do.

Docherty talks about General Motors coming out of bankruptcy and Buicks revival. Namely, that the buyers age for Buick is going down.

Lou Ann Hammond

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.