As General Motors looks to turn around its European operations, the latest word is that the company is considering producing the vital Chevrolet Cruze in Gliwice, Poland, next to the Opel Astra, according to reports. In doing so, South Korean Cruze production may see a decrease, while the Polish plant becomes more cost efficient — thus saving the Opel division much-needed money.
In addition, GM is also considering sending Chevy Orlando production to Bochum, Germany, where the Opel Zafira MPV is currently being built. If both moves happen, GM Korea will undoubtedly lose a huge chunk of its exports, of which totaled 250,000 last year. However, GM Europe and Opel may find the cost savings needed, where the division has lost $13 billion since 1999, according to Automotive News.