Hong Kong and Rolls-Royce in the same year! Can the uk stand it? in fact the lack of nationalist reaction to the pending handover of rolls is commendable.
Ten years ago it would have been impossible.
When General Motors and Ford tried to buy Rover Group from the UK government it caused an uproar. Since then, Rover, Jaguar, Aston-Martin and Lotus have come under foreign control. Vickers' imminent sale of Rolls to a foreign carmaker seems to worry no one in the UK.
The credit may go to Ford Motor Co.
Through expert and restrained management of Jaguar and Aston-Martin, Ford has shown how to preserve the heritage of a great brand while keeping it alive.