Opel has commenced production of the Holden Insignia VXR at the Rüsselsheim factory in Germany.

Opel has commenced production of the Holden Insignia VXR at the Rüsselsheim factory in Germany.

It's an important day in the history of Opel's Rüsselsheim plant as they just kicked off production of the Holden Insignia VXR, a rebadged version of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia OPC/VXR. In the months to come, other Holden-badged products will hit the assembly line as Opel plans to kick off production of the Holden Astra GTC, Astra VXR and Cascada which will all be headed to Australia and New Zealand.

Interestingly, General Motors mentions that in the future a third of Holden's product lineup will be sourced from Opel. Aside from putting together Holdens, Opel's Rüsselsheim factory will also assemble a new derivative of the Insignia set to be sold as a Buick and scheduled to go on sale "later this decade."

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Opel's Russelsheim factory assembles first Holden, an Insignia VXR