Posted on 3-09-2008 by Vlad Balan
According to Automotive News, GM is considering moving design for some of its non-US models to the United States. And don’t think that they’re planning on doing that because the US designers are awesome, but because they’ve got a lot of spare time, with GM canceling or delaying a lot of US models, such as the Chevrolet Impala or the Buick sedan. Unlike their US colleagues, employees from the German and Korean design departments have their hands full, especially with GM’s recent small car programs, so some design work for Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Daewoo might be done in the future in Michigan.
“We have had a couple studios where some projects have been canceled,” said Ed Welburn, GM’s design vice president. “We have other studios that are totally overloaded. We just need to level that work around the globe.”