This stuff is interesting to talk about and all. But the bottom line with me here, is that I'm not sure that the folks at the very top of GM management have either the product savvy nor the ability to delegate to those who do, to do this thing properly.
Personally, I'd like more clarification on just why a Buick Alpha decision hinges so greatly on The Code 130R. Why? Does Buick want to sell a regrilled Code in China? Is that why? Does GM want to sell a rebadged/regrilled Code as an Opel in Europe. That's all fine and dandy, as long as someone has a cogent vision. Or is it because GM is trying to justify enough product to outfit a second Alpha plant.
Whatever, we just don't know.