- Oct 2, 2006
Opel Corsa to be sold on U.S. soil in five years
Bob Lutz confirmed at the Paris Motor Show last week that indeed the Opel Corsa would be sold in the U.S. Automotive News, however, is reporting that the Corsa sold here will not be the current model that was just introduced, but rather the next generation Corsa that is at least five years away. We already know the Corsa will be branded as a Saturn in the U.S., and GM hopes to move about 80,000 to 100,000 units in the U.S. annually. Those kinds of numbers mean the Corsa will have to be produced "locally", but none of the automaker's recently shuttered U.S. plants should get their hopes up. Because the profit margin on cars like the Corsa are so small, Mexico will likely be chosen as the Corsa's point of production due to its lower operating and labor costs. Either way, we're glad at least one domestic is more than willing to share its international lineup with us.
[Source: Automotive News – sub required]