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PR expert says GM ignition switch debacle outclasses Ford-Firestone scandal


Back in the 2000s, the Ford-Firestone tire controversy in the early years of the decades was the biggest public relations scandal in the automotive industry. But Jason Vines, the PR boss at Ford at the time thinks that the General Motors ignition-switch recall – recently brought back into the public’s attention – has the grounds to eclipse it by a wide ...
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Great Wall is building a Russian Plant
China’s largest SUV maker, Great Wall Motor Co. has announced it has started construction of a $520.7 (3.2 billion ruble) assembly plant in central Russia, Tula Oblast region. The facility will ...
GM recall: company attorney discussing claims
Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney hired to represent the company and also search for options on victims compensations has met with one plaintiffs' lawyer to talk about settling claims in relation ...
Skoda Expects Growth in 2014 after Last Year Profit Drop
Skoda, Volkswagen's Czech unit, expects this year to bring a return in profitability and vehicle sales as many markets show signs of recovery and orders keep piling up. Skoda, which reported ...
Europe: Nissan’s Leaf sees record sales in 2013
Nissan announced that its electric car Leaf, which is the world's best-selling electric vehicle, also recorded its best year in 2013, when it also became the best seller in the ...
Ford’s profit drop forecast reflects new cars cost
The company’s prediction of a stalled revenue growth and sliding profit in 2014 caused a stir among investors, but it actually reflects the high cost of introducing the many models ...
[VIDEO] Rolls-Royce Wraith arrives in Dubai
The British based luxury automaker Rolls-Royce has recently introduced the impressive Wraith at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show, in the United Arab Emirates. The Rolls-Royce Wraith may have been officially ...
Porsche sells 10 918 Spyder units in East-Central Europe
Porsche has announced selling 10 units of the impressive 918 Spyder hybrid supercar in East-Central Europe. Porsche’s ultimate supercar is named the 918 Spyder and despite costing almost 800,000 euros, the ...
Bosch opens plant in China
Automotive parts supplier Robert Bosch just opened a chassis control system plant this month in the southwest China city of Chengdu. This is Bosch's second Chinese manufacturing site for chassis components; ...
[VIDEO] 2014 Lexus GX gets first video presentation
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