The Opel Supervisory Board decided earlier this week that Opel’s Ruesselsheim plant in Germany will be the recipient of a €245 million (almost $337 million) investment from General Motors.
Opel already builds four variants of its Insignia model plus the Zafira Tourer that begins production in 2015. Two future vehicles that are to be added to plant operations by the end of the decade will be a brand-new model and another variant of the Insignia, which hasn’t been specified. The Ruesselsheim plant will also be the home of a future Buick to be sold in the US.
With this decision, it seems Buick will become more German than Cadillac, which often benchmarks ze Germans.
“With the investment in a new, additional model for Ruesselsheim, we will take another important step in our multi-billion dollar model offensive with which we will pave the way for Opel’s profitable growth,” GM President and Opel Supervisory Board Chairman Dan Ammann said. Added Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann; ” the Buick production in Ruesselsheim will further improve our capacity utilization.”