And now the Lutz era is over at GM.
Yeah, he had to backtrack on "damaged brands." (They WERE damaged; now they're dead.)
And he gained scorn in some circles for call global warming "a total crock of shit."(Stephen Colbert ate him up on the motives for GM's environmental initiatives.)
The lineup is Lutz's legacy.
Bob Lutz is the most human, most open guy in the auto industry. As one of his former colleagues at Chrysler told me last week, Bob Lutz made it fun.
I miss him already.