Walk around the New York Auto Show's main floor at the Javits Center during press days and there's no shortage of auto executives, journalists and industry consultants milling around.
But stroll down to the North Hall, where General Motors is displaying the new Z06 Corvette convertible and the Chevrolet Trax SUV, and it's a far different story. The area is a virtual ghost town filled with a few GM staff members, talking with a few reporters who made their way into the space.
Welcome to the world of General Motors in spring 2014, where the unveiling of the automaker's new models has been overshadowed by the ignition switch recall crisis.
Try as she does, GM CEO Mary Barra has been unable to shift the spotlight away from the scandal and mounting questions tied to four investigations into how the automaker made decisions about faulty ignition switches in more than 1.6 million vehicles.
Even she admits, the main focus right now is the recall investigation.