Until the beginning of November, Opel chief Michael Lohscheller announced the future plan of the rüsselsheim car manufacturer under the new PSA management. The strategy PACE! (pace) provides for, among other things, to establish the brand globally, and will be until the year 2022, more than 20 new export markets. And the first measures will be promptly implemented: Opel plans a new start in South Africa.
Although in South Africa, traffic drives on the left, is the British Vauxhall subsidiary, but Opel itself active in the country. From 1. January 2018, the manufacturer does not sell its right-hand drive vehicles with the support of the South African based car dealer Unitrans Automotive and also on this company to import. The distribution is then in 35 sales points, some of which are in the possession of Unitrans, others are independently run. In addition, to be built in Johannesburg two new Opel Flagship Stores.
Currently the brand is represented with the flash with the Adam, the Astra, the Corsa and the Mokka X in South Africa. These models were previously sold through the Chevrolet dealer network. The GM-daughter runs from the 1. January of 2018, but the South African market, so that the new Opel-dealer will also take care of the Aftersales business for Chevy. Opel expand its model range. So will be starting in December 2017, the Crossland X available, of the Grand country X follows in the first half of 2018 and 2019 the planned new edition of the Corsa (also with PSA-technology) is coming to South Africa.(ml)