The reports seem to suggest the Ellesmere Port plant has a future.
"In general, we want to continue to improve the utilisation of our plants and their performance. We are focusing on the production of profitable models," he said.
Last year the Astra was Opel and Vauxhall's second-best-selling model in Europe after the Corsa, despite its sales slipping by 27 percent to 156,827 units over the course of the year during the year. Corsa sales also declined, but by seven percent to 214,324 units.