If we got this exactly like it is, I'd definitely be in line for one.
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Ruperts Trooper (02-07-2017)
As to your question--I do indeed read what I type.
AFAIK no german plant builds the 3.6 litre engine so that will be shipped from presumably a North American plant halfway round the world then shipped back to the US and Australia in a car
You've been on record in multiple threads how this is an unsustainable model with Holden V8 production so whats the difference?
Whether the Regal will share body panels with Insignia remains to be seen - if it does it would give economy of scale to have them built alongside the Insignia and Commodore by Opel.
What i'm trying to get to is get a straight answer why its different for one plant to send (lets say its going to be less than 10k a year) engines from one plant to another halfway around the world then send them in a car to the other side of the world again to another one.
Regal production was quickly shifted to North America and I cant see the Trump administration taking too kindly to German production of a GM product when he goes off his nut over Mexican production
So I forsee one of a few scenarios happening
The AWD V6 model gets canned after one generation due to poor sales
Or it gets built in a North American plant
The second one seems totally stupid to me as there will be two plants supplying less than 25k per year production (assuming NG Commodore reaches 2/3 of current sales ) and shipping them halfway round the world.
All these vehicles with unique to market features and badging
Using Misters logic based on the SS Commodore shipped to the US it makes no sense at all to do this
Opel still makes the best looking cars GM makes.
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