Opel Could Move Mokka Production from Korea to Spain

South Korea has played a crucial role in recent times for General Motors, being responsible for the development of cars like the Chevy Aveo and Spark. The platform used by its 3 subcompact crossovers was also extensively tested there any many Chevrolet models are built there.
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GM Korea, a company which was formally Daewoo Motors, has four manufacturing facilities in Bupyeon-gu, Gunsan, Changwon and Changwon, together making close to a million cars a year, models like the Malibu, Cruze, Orlando, Spark, Aveo, Trax, Captiva and…. the Opel Mokka.

Introduced last year, the Mokka already has over 100,000 orders from across Europe, making it very important for the Korean economy. But tensions with North Korea are causing General Motors to rethink its strategy in the area and as a result production of the Cruze sedan will be moved to Europe, with other models likely to follow.

According to a report from German business daily Handelsblatt, production of the Mokka could be moved from South Korea to Spain. The reason stated is not political concern, but unexpectedly high demand in Europe, which as we said earlier has ordered over 100,000 units already.

The Opel plant in Zaragoza, Spain, is expected to take over production of the Mokka. This factory makes the Corsa, Combo and Meriva and has been running at a loss due to overcapacity.

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