FRANKFURT — Opel is planning to start building a compact car for French parent PSA Group at its main Ruesselsheim plant from mid-2021, German business daily Handelsblatt reported, citing company sources.

The car will be based on PSA’s EMP2 vehicle platform, the paper reported, saying the move could be officially announced in the coming days.

Production at Ruesselsheim, where Opel builds the Insignia model, is currently halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next generation of Opel’s Astra model, which will also be based on the EMP2 platform, will also be built there.

Asked about the report, an Opel spokesman said in a written response: “We will shortly give detailed information on investments at the Ruesselsheim site and a new vehicle allocation. This is aimed at focusing on vehicle production with a higher volume.”