Buick Rebadged Opel Astra GTC Could Be Built In North America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

For quite some time now, GM executives in North America have been contemplating distributing Opel’s Astra GTC as a Buick in America. Now there’s a chance that the three-door, sporty vehicle could even be produced in America.

In order to satisfy the UAW, GM has plans to build an additional compact car at an unnamed plant in America, which points fingers at the Astra GTC. Though it’s all speculation right now, GM has been committing to reopening its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant and with the addition of the new compact’s production, could generate 500 new jobs. Could Buick’s version of the Astra GTC be rolling off the Tennessee assembly line by early 2013? We’ll just have to wait and see.

[Source: Left Lane News]

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  • Gene Z. Gene Z. on Dec 12, 2011

    I test drove the Saturn Astra XR hatch with a stick. They better not screw around with that suspension and Americanize it! They should learn from it!