Barbara McClellan has covered the international auto industry for Ward's since 1997, specializing in business strategy, with extensive travel throughout Asia. She also writes about alternative fuels and environmental issues. She retired in September 2013 after serving as Editor of for 11 years and currently contributes freelance stories and blogs.

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Oct 21, 2010

Major Auto Makers Find Solace, Risks in Emerging Markets

Putting together Ward’s annual state of the international industry package, posted this week on our website, at times....More
Sep 21, 2010

GM Would Benefit From Chinese Partner’s IPO Investment

The U.S. Treasury is hoping for the greatest bang for the buck from General Motors’ upcoming initial public offering as....More
Jun 10, 2010

Chevy Shorthand: Like a Rock

I’m sending $10 to Alan Batey, vice president for Chevy sales and service, as a down payment. Not for a car, but....More
Jun 04, 2010

GM’s Tiger Salute Perfect Pitch

General Motors hit a homerun this week, awarding Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a shiny red ’10 Corvette....More
May 25, 2010

So Many Crises Bubbling, So Little Time

The world has the jitters, and that can’t be good for the global auto industry, which suffers whenever there’s a lack....More
Mar 22, 2010

Chevrolet Taking No Prisoners in Building Global Brand Recognition

General Motors is leveraging its global operations to further promote the Chevrolet brand worldwide, and this is both....More
Mar 02, 2010

Geneva Shows Off Europe’s Best Cars, But Road to Recovery Still Bumpy

Europe is putting its best foot forward at this week’s annual Geneva international auto show, which opened to the media....More
Feb 24, 2010

Lap Dogs, Memos and Runaway Comments

We don’t mean to make light of a deadly serious subject, but the Toyota recall hearings in Washington on Wednesday were....More
Feb 23, 2010

Spare Us Dog and Pony Show and Get to the Truth

If all goes as planned, Toyota President Akio Toyoda will find himself on the hot seat Wednesday as he testifies before....More
Feb 08, 2010

Total Recall

Toyota’s recall problems for sticky gas pedals, sudden acceleration and now complaints about electronic brakes remind....More
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