Friday, 14 July 2017

GM Car Production UK: 1996 - 2012


Looking at a list like this, you can see how GM Europe operates, that is with short term policies. GM Vauxhall is a popular brand in the UK, but GM decided to cut back to one model by 2005. I struggle to see how consistent profit can be made, with model cycles as they are, even with flexible labour options in the UK. By that I mean not too hard to lay workers off.

Still, GM knows it needs a manufacturing presence in the UK with the loyalty UK buyers show it's cars and therefore the importance of the UK to GM Europe.

Below we see the Astra as the stable element in the time from '96, with the Vectra a valauble contributor to production numbers when it was made at Luton. The Frontera SUV was solid if unspectacular and the Speedster was made by Lotus for GM.


YrTotalAstraVectraFronteraSpeedst

96297,700112,400155,80029,500-

97284,500102,000157,50025,000-

98277,30098,200154,50024,600-

99339,000154,700145,60038,700-

00290,800154,100103,10033,500100

01193,700132,30051,4007,0003,000

02138,50048,30075,30013,0001,900

03133,60030,30092,6009,5001,200

04146,900126,00020,400-500

05189,400189,200--200

06143,700143,700---

07115,500115,500---

08102,500102,500---

0976,70076,700---

10102,700102,700---

11138,000138,000---

1290,20090,200---

Av180,041112,753106,24422,6001,150

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