According to German news magazine Spiegel, Opel plans on slashing 2013 output by more than ten percent.

According to German news magazine Spiegel, Opel plans on slashing 2013 output by more than ten percent.

The troubled automaker will reportedly produce 845,000 cars this year. In 2011 they had an output of 1.19M cars at Opel and Vauxhall factories in Europe. Figures for 2012 will be released sometime this year.

An Opel spokesman refused to comment on this news, but mentioned "we want to keep our market share in Europe in 2013 stable." Taking into consideration the European car market decline, keeping the same market share means selling fewer cars. Based on data gathered by ACEA, for the first 11 months of last year Opel had a market share of 6.8 percent.

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