Nissan North America boss Jed Connelly, second from left, is glad his Titan pickup and 350Z roadster got free exposure on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." But he had a jab for rival Buick, which also showed up on an episode. "I can't picture Nicolette Sheridan hopping around Wisteria Lane in a Buick LaCrosse. That's about as credible as Tiger Woods in one," he said at the Automotive News Marketing Seminar in Los Angeles last week.
Conference speakers, from left, were: John Mendel, senior vice president, American Honda; Connelly; Bob Cosmai, CEO, Hyundai Motor America; Jim Farley, vice president of marketing, Toyota Division; and Rich Gilligan, CEO, Mitsubishi Motors North America.
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