“Today is a celebration day, but especially of gratefulness. 12 million thanks that I would like to give you here today”.
Managing Director of GM España
The 12 million unit has come out of its production lines, a fifth generation Opel Corsa Color Edition. A model mainly focused on young public, with which we commemorate a milestone in the plant’s history and which is the inheritor of a world successful model of which 10 million units have been manufactured in the Zaragoza plant in its almost 33 years of age.
Antonio Cobo, Managing Director of GM España, has stated: “Today is a celebration day, but especially of gratefulness. 12 million thanks that I would like to give you here today. One for each of the Corsa, Kadett, Astra, Tigra, Combo, Meriva and Mokka, that during these years, have taken the quality made in Spain throughout the European continent and beyond. And very especially, 12 million thanks to each of the customers that have trusted in us”.
The 12 million unit has come out of the production lines this morning, driven by employee number 12,000: Francisco Esteban Gil Cañete, hourly production employee from the Press area that works in the company since 1989 and that has contributed with his daily work and along with that of the professionals that worked and work in GM España to achieve this milestone and produce reference models in quality, productivity and costs.
The employee Francisco Esteban Gil Cañete was linked to brand Opel & Corsa event before he started to work at GM/Opel España, the vehicle used during his wedding in 1985 was an Opel Corsa A, according to him “his limousine”. Francisco explained other stories and memories linked to the 5th generations of Corsa. Besides he gave an advise to new & future young generations who are or will be part of Opel family “you have to be aware that there are a lot of families who depend on Opel España , this is a good company to work, give you employment stability and so then a company to look after. You have to work be motivated”.
The car that represents the 12 million unit is a 5 door Corsa Color Edition, equipped with an efficient new three cylinder engine 1.0 turbo, 115 Hp, Magma red color with black roof and intended for the German market, with extensive connectivity features since it incorporates the IntelliLink option that integrates the features of a Smartphone as well as the latest advances in active safety and driver assistance.