I think it's a stupid move. Opel supplied a lot of technology to GM (think the Eco-Tec 4 cylinder engines) over the years and had a pretty good line of automobiles a couple of decades ago. Just as stupid as closing their Australian division that built rear wheel drive sedans and the Holden brand. I guess GM is too enamored with China to expand production (or maintain production) anywhere else in the world. Same old company, just new faces.