According to Automotive News, GM wants to assign its main design staff, located in Warren, Michigan, responsibility for vehicles sold outside the U.S.; Those vehicles could include products sold under the Daewoo, Holden, Opel, or Vauxhall brands.
Although it’s a strange move, bringing certain programs into the U.S. studios allows GM to better leverage its existing resources.; Designers in Germany and Korea reportedly have their hands full with the upcoming Delta and Gamma platform vehicles.; Those in the U.S. are somewhat less busy – especially following the death of what would have been a rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Impala and Buick sedan.
GM won’t specifically say which vehicles are being worked on in Warren, but a spokesperson did hint it’s related to subcompact vehicles.; We’ll bet that references the new Gamma platform, the basis of the next Opel Corsa and a replacement for the Chevrolet Aveo.
Source: Automotive News