Vauxhall’s Luton and Ellesmere Port factories will face battle after 2021

UK plants will face stiff competition from Peugeot, Citroën and Opel factories over right to produce next-generation vehicles

Vauxhall’s factories in Ellesmere Port and Luton will have to battle with Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel plants across Europe to win the right to produce vehicles beyond 2021.

The future of Vauxhall’s sites is secure until then because PSA Group, which has bought Vauxhall and Opel from General Motors, has pledged to recognise existing production commitments. Ellesmere Port is scheduled to produce the Astra until 2021 while Luton will make the Vivaro van until 2025.

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