GM’s European models could be designed in the U.S.

As GM either cancels or delays a lot of its future U.S. vehicles programs, its U.S. designers have more time on their hands. Giving the guys in Detroit something to do, GM is considering moving design of Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Daewoo to Michigan.

GM’s rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Impala and a much anticipated Buick sedan have been dropped – freeing up the company’s U.S. designers.

“We have had a couple studios where some projects have been canceled,” Ed Welburn, GM’s design vice president told Automotive News. “We have other studios that are totally overloaded. We just need to level that work around the globe.”

Supposedly GM’s design center in Germany and Korea are overloaded with small car programs. According to Welburn, they can’t handle anymore design work so GM is considering moving that over to the U.S.


Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)