That decision has been criticized in years since as the company has continued to struggle in Europe. Some analysts have suggested GM should eventually revisit the Opel decision, hopefully finding a buyer for the European operation and in its place marketing Chevy vehicles manufactured elsewhere in the region.
The improving results in Europe, should they continue, will ease the pressure on Akerson whether GM ultimately decides to keep Opel in-house or put it on the block.
Written by Lou Whiteman in New York
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