Brand Opel will leave Russia, and Chevrolet will leave three models

Brand Opel will leave Russia, and Chevrolet will leave three models

Anastasia Korolkova, 11 hours ago. Photos of Drive and General Motors

The crisis hit hard by General Motors. Product prices rose sharply, while sales in this regard collapsed. According to the Association of European businesses, Chevrolet only two months fell by 71%, and Opel — 82%.

P about sensational news has been spread by the GM. The company announced the change of the business model in Russia. The Opel brand will completely leave our market by the end of the year, and the brand Chevrolet minimizes its presence, with a focus on selling high-margin models: Tahoe SUV and sports cars Camaro and Corvette. In addition, the market will remain a premium brand Cadillac.

After the closure of the GM plant in St. Petersburg, the work will lose about a thousand people, and they are currently working on the production, and in the office. The Tahoe SUV is also going on this enterprise — apparently, next year in our country the car will be imported from USA.

The the GM Auto plant in St. Petersburg will stop production of cars in the middle of 2015. In addition, contract Assembly of cars at Gas stops towards the end of the current year. Release Niva AVTOVAZ will continue, but the development of a new already frozen. The closure of the plant in St. Petersburg will hit the region, where the situation is difficult: for two weeks, stopped production at the company of Nissan, at the same time there is a reduction in staff. According to the Union, the company plans to lay off 400 people.

The concept of a successor Fields was shown in August last year at the motor show in Moscow. Unfortunately, this model is not meant to stand on the conveyor.

CEO of Opel Karl-Thomas Neumann commented: «At the moment our cars produced in Russia do not have sufficient level of localization, and the market situation does not justify significant investments to improve this level». As for the dealer network, all warranty obligations already sold the cars will be operated. Will not stop and supply of spare parts. Of course, you have to shift — total 137 Opel dealerships/Chevrolet. Representatives of major services declined to comment, only Reaffirming what about the service owners need not worry.

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