Astras At Ellesmere Port

In all of the excitement over the Vauxhall takeover by Canadian firm Magna (would they, wouldn’t they) there was a lot of reporting of the number of British jobs that were under threat if the deal didn’t go through.

What you might not have realised is that those British jobs were based in Vauxhall’s car factory at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It’s here that the new Astra is being built, and the factory is hard at work trying to get stock built up ready for the new car’s launch.

While the deal has now been done and Vauxhall is in Canadian hands, it’s worth remembering that places like Ellesmere Port are still a big part of the British motoring industry – making cars that will be sold here in the UK.

Source: Torque Astra


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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