Stellantis plans to invest €130 million ($140 million) in its Eisenach Assembly Plant located in Germany to produce the electric Opel Grandland, a subcompact SUV.
“Eisenach, our most compact plant in Germany, has demonstrated a strong drive in quality improvements,” said Arnaud Deboeuf, Stellantis’ Chief Manufacturing Officer. “With this allocation of Stellantis’ new fully BEV platform, STLA Medium, Eisenach plant’s highly skilled workforce will continue to improve the cost and the quality of the vehicles they produce to delight our customers.”
The electric Opel Grandland will be using the STLA Medium platform, which is set to launch by mid-2024. Stellantis is wasting no time with production as it plans to start producing the all-electric subcompact SUV by the second half of 2024.
Currently, the Eisenach Assembly Plant manufactures the Opel Grandland plug-in electric hybrid. Stellantis’ $140 million investment will prepare the plant to produce a fully-electric product lineup, starting with the electrified Opel Grandland.
“At Stellantis, ‘We Win Together’ is a core value, and this announcement for Eisenach demonstrates that value in action,” said Xavier Chereau, Chairman of the Opel Supervisory Board and Chief Human Resources & Transformation Officer at Stellantis. “A focus on improving quality and costs from Eisenach management and employees, combined with the input and social dialogue with the German union representatives, help define the future.”