General Motors Corp. plans to begin building next-generation Astras, and perhaps Corsas, at its future assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, by the end of 2008. The greenfield plant will produce future compact vehicles, as well as subcompacts, says Troy Clarke, president-GM North America. “(Those are) the platforms the plant will initially be capacitized to build,” he tells Ward’s in an interview. GM broke ground on the Mexican plant in March with little fanfare. The auto maker ...

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