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Good morning everyone in North American International Auto Show is getting underway in Detroit today Fox Business is Jeff Flock joins us now live.
From the public center hey Jeff.
Actually this morning Diane on the North American International Auto Show where -- Chrysler and dodge boots right now.
A big event this is -- a big event because as the unveiling of the Dodge Dart.
Hasn't quite happened yet but I just wanted to give you a little feel for that -- big -- who's the newly minted CEO.
The dodge group.
Is now -- -- we'll have to live on fox business and 2 o'clock -- or I just saw over here secretary transportation Ray LaHood.
With the president of General Motors mark Roy saw wanna get over to him if I can end as we want to talk to mark -- anywhere on a number of issues.
-- the newly.
Unveiled Cadillac a TS which is unveiled last night.
And also talk a little bit about the volt they let's see where -- find mark -- -- -- mark.
I don't see -- secretary transportation but I do see the president General Motors here.
To see here happy -- -- you know you do.
Good to see I -- I believe we with very little bit ago we work.
Yeah there's a Dylan is still well yeah we we are some of the -- H yes from Cadillac so it's great.
-- -- know you've talked those -- somewhat lately about the -- that would have we've worked very -- giant hand in hand with them on nuts -- -- currency for so it's been it's been a good.
Back and forth relationship some people have questioned whether or not you've gotten a pass on -- because the government's interest in General Motors due diligence that they -- easy on you at all -- In terms of looking -- what's applicable.
-- -- -- they've been very responsible iron Mountain View notes that time batteries -- new technologies here and so you know we we.
The volt has some you know improved in the third party leadership and -- -- all the ratings that have come forth but.
You're an area new part of the market do you part of the business and not -- we're gonna keep testing this even at the extremes Tom to make sure that people are safe zone not sort of you fields already -- I do my guess right economy Davis -- and you know they mean everything to me so.
I mean absolutely.
Do you behind -- was this Cadillac CTS.
This is what you unveiled last night you hope this is a real.
Segment changer and a real big deal for Cadillac because it's a small -- first time since about December -- Well I don't know I don't know if that's not vessel before my time Americans are your dad remembers not in my view my -- the carrier we -- we -- today is some.
Now cadillacs first real entry.
In this size class it's not smaller than it's not bigger than -- its price straight at it.
And it is the most -- efficient -- in segments so that's very important to us a vehicle -- basis this can become will compete with the and you get another one over there read one also have.
He keeps with a BMW.
What is its every series -- Mercedes C class paperwork -- -- we have benchmark them but we have created something here is very American very unique.
We have tested with the very best from you know vehicle dynamic standpoint and -- bring in Germany so.
Now we have a driver interface that no one else has you to -- the Q.
And if you're familiar with iPods and I once you tell -- right yeah it is but you before your hand gets to the screen there's proximity sensors that read your hand from either passenger driver's standpoint.
And bring content up to this being -- only about four by buttons that you're actually physically touching.
But the content this being -- -- spent just before we get away let's walk me back to 'cause you're just about to do your that we rover -- in the Dodge Dart at -- just about to happen right you've got.
And unveiling a -- of some new concept cars for what you call millennial State's rights that people are more -- is a fancy name for people who are are -- -- aged eleven to thirty.
And so you know there's there's almost eighty million of those people -- market.
And there's about forty of them that have money to buy -- car right now this is gonna be the next big generation so we worked with MTV scratch.
To find out what you've got a buddy there yeah I do and now -- that's a great place in they really have done a wonderful job of helping educate us.
On what's important -- these people in the marketplace so.
It's it's been a fantastic project -- -- some great cars here I was just we're gonna see the concepts in a minute but this is another example -- concept this is about what he called -- -- -- business for our global studio in Korea and done to conceal very beautifully.
Interpreted you know sports car for for for Chevrolet which is so we're you know it's just a beautiful car pretty cool you know before we get away wanna talk about succession in Detroit these days -- when -- -- -- big picture.
You know Alan Mulally a lot of talk about him going away at retiring Dan Akerson somebody has to retire.
You're NB CEO this company.
You know I really haven't thought about it Jeff I got to tell you my -- -- job.
There's so much fun and so much opportunity -- I just haven't really thought about that and that's our focuses you know I -- -- well.
But that is a success for GM in North America bringing jobs back open implants and making great cars and trucks well you've done well so far nightly tends to lead to a military team it's just not mean this is this is a great team and -- I gotta give all the credit the world.
-- -- Nominee mark -- always a pleasure to talk to you thank you thanks for taking the time he's gonna be onstage in a moment to unveil some cool concepts -- that thanks are.
At the North American International Auto Show which is always a lot of fun.
All right Jeff thanks -- we'll also -- they'll take a look at your endear you with Ford CEO Alan Mulally later this morning.
At 11 o'clock eastern time.
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