Following weeks of uncertainty, Opel South Africa recently announced that the brand will continue to be sold in the country.
This confirmation comes after last month’s announcement by General Motors South Africa that the American giant would be withdrawing from the South African market, effectively ending the availability of Chevrolet vehicles.
As of January 2018, the sales and distribution of the German brand will be handled by the Williams Hunt group, which currently accounts for approximately 20 percent of Opel vehicles sold today.
“Opel has had great success in South Africa,” said Bill Mott, Director of International Sales Operations. “Many of our models have enjoyed great popularity among the buying public and have received rewards and acclaim from the motoring press.”
Opel also announced that two new models are planned for a South African launch. The first being the Opel Crossland X, to be released in the second half of this year, and the Opel Grandland X,which is expected to be available in 2018.