RUESSELSHEIM, Germany - New General Motors (GM) chief Mary Barra is stressing the company's support for its struggling Opel subsidiary in Europe.
Barra said it was "no
accident" that her first overseas trip was to Adam Opel AG in
She said "it was very important
to reinforce in person my commitment and GM's commitment to Opel."
Barra said Opel's Ruesselsheim
assembly plant would be the site for an all-new vehicle that for competitive
reasons she couldn't name. Opel lost money last year but managed small growth
in its EU market share to 6.8 percent from 6.7 percent.