Buick and Opel look to share more product

FRANKFURT -- Years ago, the Opel Kadett was sold through Buick stores in the U.S.

The Kadett isn't coming back, but it looks like product-sharing between Buick and Opel will be part of General Motors' product strategy.

GM Europe chief Nick Reilly emphasized the brands' similar positioning under the new drive to push Opel up-market. Another GM source says there is a lot of internal discussion about what vehicles to share.

Such talk is probably a tribute to Buick's new products and its strong China sales -- but it also stems from GM's urgent need to create separate identities for Opel and Chevrolet in Europe.

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