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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Opel To Build Buicks

Auto News is reporting today that OPEL will be building a new model for the US, in the second half of the decade, which is ambiguously ambiguous on purpose, read 2015.

A big part of this seems to be justifying $336 million invested into OPEL's Ruesselsheim plant in Germany.

So what is interesting about this little shakeup is that in the aftermath, OPEL will pull out of China, leaving Buick free to roam. SO really what this is all about is selling OPEL's into China, with a commercially recognizable brand attached. Best of both worlds or a hodge podge half baked stratagem reminiscent of old GM?

Opel will build Buicks in Germany for U.S.
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wouldnt this raise prices?


that is some farr travel for shipping



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wouldnt this raise prices?


that is some farr travel for shipping
thats what im thinking, they might be better off building this in the U.S. or even in Mexico



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this is for a new model though

so maybe for a cheaper model that could be justified?



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It probably has to do with where there are factories that GM owns that have operating capacity. It is probably cheaper to use Opel's facilities in stead of building a wholly new plant in the US or Mexico. That is my guess as to the reasoning behind this.
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It probably has to do with where there are factories that GM owns that have operating capacity. It is probably cheaper to use Opel's facilities in stead of building a wholly new plant in the US or Mexico. That is my guess as to the reasoning behind this.
Yup, much cheaper, since thats millions and maybe even a billion worth of start up costs to get it going, the foundation and all the resources are already their.



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It probably has to do with where there are factories that GM owns that have operating capacity. It is probably cheaper to use Opel's facilities in stead of building a wholly new plant in the US or Mexico. That is my guess as to the reasoning behind this.
yea that is likely the case



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Seems like more and more car makers are using mexico but keeping production where it's at could be very beneficial



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thats what it seems like

guess its good for mexico



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Indeed, this greatly helps out their economy



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