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Get a North American International Auto Show opening its doors this morning.
To really radically altered global automotive industry and our own Jeff Flock is there and he joins us now the preview of what the future holds -- Well Jeff.
Can't lie I I am here and it's good to see and where I tea I just ran into -- -- -- And look who's who's with me over here but it -- walks around and -- -- this this.
Secretary -- could hear the secretary of the department transportation.
At a press conference here this morning -- chat -- some folks kinda keep an eye on the government's.
Investment I guess it's fair to say in US auto industry.
So I'm gonna stick my microphone and hear him.
We're live on the Fox Business Network now secretary good to see you thank you good to see -- keep an eye on your investment here.
That's correct that this the show is probably the best in the world there's no question about it obviously -- -- national show and we're at the Hyundai.
Area where they're displaying some of their new products.
And I should let them tell you this -- their sales were up over last year which is an incredible story when you think about.
What other sales were doing so they obviously have a product that people like I was missing and -- view that's exactly running against -- aren't auto makers -- -- the cartoon that's correct -- -- -- -- -- they obviously.
If produced a product that Americans want -- buying and it's American made as the rest of your investment -- -- over TM and neck right.
You know what the fact that GM is now paying back.
Part of the loan that was provided by the taxpayers I think is that.
A signal that no one could have ever predict -- year ago we've come along with this industry has come a long way in one year this is a different year.
The the the future is very very bright.
For the automobile industry -- who would have ever predicted.
A year ago that we'd be where we're at GM's paying back.
Part of their loan to the taxpayers.
And these companies for just one that truck of the year.
And the car of the year Ford Fusion and -- transit connect -- exactly so look at this as a there's going to be so much energy and enthusiasm here and people are gonna wanna buy these products it's good to see how do you like in his job in Washington now that I like it unless I'm -- congress we were -- -- in -- district down in your area in Peoria Arizona the -- of the thoughts of bad.
Now this is a great job and you know I feel privileged to be able to work with -- with President Obama that I as I said in my opening remarks I think he cares more about.
The automobile industry than any other president that I've ever known he's really taken an interest in the industry and I think that's people appreciated them.
The secretary great to see it the targets the again you could see -- -- -- -- -- to show right here so there you go which runs smoothly.
Secretary Ray LaHood.
Our old friend from down in Peoria congressman from there a long time Republican congressman.
You see -- a man over here focusing on the area in a moment that that is John -- -- he is the CEO Hyundai will -- him in the 9 o'clock hour.
And -- at all sorts of things we've got CEOs we got presidents we've got to.
Unveiling as it ought to be quite a day the secretary of -- reported do you what you reported first.
Transit connect stand for -- Is the truck of the year the Ford Fusion scar the year I was gonna -- to walking over to it but we're probably at a time but those vehicles are right on the show floor down here.
And it should be -- very -- -- that's a good kick off to a I think says something positive about American auto makers.
When they win car and truck of the year against heavy foreign -- -- competition gods.
If you Jeff doesn't wrap them we get used to open a terrific work there -- -- not a planned interview with a very interest in one with the secretary.
That attracted to it should rate already looked surprised to see you but it but cooperative that's.
When you have that way about -- celebrity polarized that while -- Our -- there on live television -- penalty and a sacrifice yet that's exactly you got -- -- -- very.
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