Vauxhall Vivaro Vans continue to be Built at Luton

Top Quote GM Subsiduary has committed to building the Opel and Vauxhall Vivaro vans in Luton whne the new model arrives in 2013. Great news for British jobs, Luton and the Vivaro van! End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 29, 2011 - Great news for workers in Luton, as Vauxhall have announced that they will be building the next model of the Opel and Vauxhall Vivaro at the plant. This means that the newest model of the Vauxhall Vivaro will be built in the UK. The announcement covers the next generation low roof models, as the high roof versions will be built in France alongside the Renault Trafic in low and high roof versions.

    The new model is already on the drawing board and, if it is as innovative as the outgoing model, it will make some waves in the commercial vehicle industry.

    There were some concerns that productin could be discontinued in Luton as parent company GM has been looking to closing plants since their financial bailout by the US government two years ago.

    The cooperation between the two companies started back in 1996 with the joint Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano and Vauxhall Vivaro and Renault Trafic. The current Vivaro and Trafic models were first produced in 2001, and by the end of 2010 Opel Vauxhall and Renault had built over 1.25 million Trafic and Vivaro. While the sister models are being jointly developed and produced in Opel/Vauxhall and Renault-Nissan plants, they are independently marketed and sold through the respective brand distribution channels.

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