Opel workers, managers, German politicians and TTAC have been heard complaining that Opel is being kept out of interesting growth markets and pretty much forced to suffer in Europe. The perennial nags are being thrown a bone: GM “will build a small number of its Opel Corsa hatchbacks in Belarus from next year as its European brand seeks to diversify outside its core market,” Reuters says.
7,000 cars in the first full year of production, for sale in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. That would be about a week’s word of a medium sized car plant, but it’s a start.
The Corsas come in parts anyway, and are assembled locally to circumvent import duties.