Rick Wagoner, president of GM North American Operations, was interviewed in Detroit by Peter Brown and Charles Child of Automotive News Europe.
Is the hybrid sport wagon trend significant?
I think it could be. I'm not sure anybody has hit it exactly right yet. But what we're clearly going to see is a fragmentation in the sport-utility market. The Lexus RX 300 is an interesting product. We'll see how that plays out. Certainly the Mercedes-Benz M-class seems to be selling pretty well.
Are you going to be there?
Will you increase your stake in partners like Daewoo or Isuzu?
We've expanded our working relationship with Isuzu over the past five years. It doesn't appear that bigger equity stakes are necessary.