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.

Posts by Barbara McClellan

Sexy Concepts Seduce Car Lovers With Premium Promise

Can’t wait for industry reaction to Ford’s Evos concept car at the Frankfurt auto show next month. From the photos,....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Jul 30, 2010

Obama Should Travel Michigan's North Country to Gauge Vehicle Needs

President Obama appears to be on a regular milk run to Michigan this summer. He’s visiting Detroit today to tour....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Apr 27, 2010

Sizzling China Auto Show Peek at Future Global Products

All roads lead to Beijing this week as global auto makers strut their stuff in the world’s largest vehicle market and....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Mar 08, 2010

Determined Chinese Car Brand to Debut in U.S. Next Year

American car buyers have heard the hue and cry, “the Chinese are coming” for so long, they mostly turn a deaf ear. But....More
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