In EU first, GM launches Chevrolet production in Poland

Nov 7, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: XtraMSN Real Estate

US giant General Motors on Tuesday launched production of the Aveo economy car at a plant in Poland, marking the first time a vehicle from the Chevrolet brand has been built in the European Union. via XtraMSN Real Estate

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Nov 7, 2007
 
Chevy back in Poland is good news, but they've chosen the wrong model!!

I've just done a quick poll in the main Polish towns, and the people's choice is the Chevy Kodiak full sized truck.

You can get two or three motor bikes in the back and burn off down the road. If you have a head-to-head with a Merc doing 200 kph thru one of the little Polish villages, then the occupants of the Kodiak will come out on top. Apart from the inherent immunity to crash damage that comes with a 10,000 lb truck, the 8.1 lit V8 is adequate for ramming the dead Merc outta the way and into the ditch. The occupants can then continue with their journey safe and sound, with Hendrix blasting out thru the part opened window and the driver nicely relaxed in the full leather upholstery sipping on his Irn Bru that's just been imported from Scotland.
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Nov 7, 2007
 
HealingTime wrote:
Chevy back in Poland is good news, but they've chosen the wrong model!!
I've just done a quick poll in the main Polish towns, and the people's choice is the Chevy Kodiak full sized truck.
You can get two or three motor bikes in the back and burn off down the road. If you have a head-to-head with a Merc doing 200 kph thru one of the little Polish villages, then the occupants of the Kodiak will come out on top. Apart from the inherent immunity to crash damage that comes with a 10,000 lb truck, the 8.1 lit V8 is adequate for ramming the dead Merc outta the way and into the ditch. The occupants can then continue with their journey safe and sound, with Hendrix blasting out thru the part opened window and the driver nicely relaxed in the full leather upholstery sipping on his Irn Bru that's just been imported from Scotland.
HealingTime,

Good post!

I generally like reading the reports about Poland in the Business Section of the newspaper.

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HealingTime,
Good post!
I generally like reading the reports about Poland in the Business Section of the newspaper.
Thanks Bob, the posts have been heavy going recently so I needed an outburst. Its actually one of my pet hates there as well. They get so many idiots on the narrow roads that pass thru villages shared by artics, nutters in mercs, kids and little old women and the occasional local on a bike who's a tad over the ppm limit. Apart from maybe Turkey, its got to be one of the worst and most dangerous places in Europe to drive.
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HealingTime wrote:
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Thanks Bob, the posts have been heavy going recently so I needed an outburst. Its actually one of my pet hates there as well. They get so many idiots on the narrow roads that pass thru villages shared by artics, nutters in mercs, kids and little old women and the occasional local on a bike who's a tad over the ppm limit. Apart from maybe Turkey, its got to be one of the worst and most dangerous places in Europe to drive.
I'm wondering if the aggressive driving is a by product of the communist days. Hopefully the agressiveness will stabilize, if it doesn't... well........maybe the next "Mad Max" movie can be filmed there. lol

Other then that its good to see the major companies going to Poland. I know its been an ongoing trend. I heard one of the major South Korean car companies set up shop in Poland not long ago. I think it was Hyundai.

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Nov 7, 2007
 
FSO have always been the main manufacturer and have been linked with Fiat, Daewoo and now GM.

I think that perhaps Daewoo were not the best possible partners, and they themselves went bust some years ago so in the interim the Poles were making old model Daewoo in Poland and with the Ukrainian partner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabryka_Samochod...

I believe that there is also quite a buoyant automotive parts industry that produces for many brand manufacturers. ie the infrastructure for total manufacture is in place.

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