TO THE EDITOR:
"Bob Lutz on Ford, GM, Carlos Ghosn, powerful execs and the future" (autonews.com, June 23) was a delight to read. Lutz's intuition, vision and leadership are much appreciated and, might I say, right on.
When I returned from three years at General Motors Japan in the mid-1980s, GM still had over 40 percent of the U.S. market. Now, they are about 16 percent. Next: Toyota and Volkswagen will own the electric vehicle market. Ford and Ram, the pickups. GM's future models need to knock it out of the park if they want to stay a contender.
If GM needs to count on Lutz's Corvette-brand expanded portfolio of platforms to replace old guys buying Corvettes, they are in much worse doo-doo than even I imagined.
JOHN WEBER, Round Rock, Texas, The writer, who is retired, spent 45 years in the auto industry, including with GM and a major powertrain supplier.