General Motors Corp.’s Opel Belgium subsidiary will boost production of the Astra at its Antwerp production facility. The move is the result of better-than-anticipated demand for the car in Europe. GM wants output increased by an additional 5,000 units, bringing production at the plant to a projected 265,000 units this year. Opel Belgium says it is working with its trade unions to determine how many more cars can be built under the current union contract.

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