Production of the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka is coming to Europe. GM’s plant in Zaragoza (Spain) will start producing the successful small SUV in the second half of 2014. GM and Opel/Vauxhall leadership made this joint decision because of the high demand for the vehicle in Europe. At the same time, additional capacity for small SUVs will be created at the plant in Bupyeong (Korea) that has been the unique source of production so far.
In the initial phase, US$ 80 million will be invested in Zaragoza for production. The decision to produce the Mokka in Europe is helping to safeguard 5,800 jobs in Opel’s Spanish plant, which is currently producing the Corsa and Meriva.
Since the launch of the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka in the summer of 2012, the vehicle has been a success. The Mokka is among the three best-selling SUVs in several European markets.
While the initial European production will be based on CKD-kits (CKD = Completely Knocked Down), with parts coming from Korea, localisation will gradually increase.