Opel will compete with Renault in the budget segment

Opel will compete with Renault in the budget segment

Kostyantyn Bolotov, 11 hours ago. Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien

The upcoming model Viva, a pioneer in the line of cars entry-level, have already been called the most affordable Opel. The price should not exceed EUR 10 000. Opel Viva debuts at the Geneva auto show in March next year.

To Arly-Thomas Neumann, chief of the European division of GM, just renamed the Opel Group, in an interview with the Financial Times admitted that the budget segment hire «very interesting» for his company, and confirmed that the new brand will definitely compete in this sector. The original plan includes the production of two new budget models. They will have to fill the gap left by the Chevrolet brand, which decided to remove from the EU market. Thus, Opel/Vauxhall claim to fat piece of pie, now almost entirely owned by Renault/Dacia.

The plant in Tangier bored: in the first six months of this year sales of Renault and Dacia brands in Europe grew by more than 36%, up to 192 876 machines. And the demand for the products of all GM brands, by contrast, fell by 0.5%to 143 497 cars.

The first available Opel will be already seen on the tests pyatidverny Viva — copy hatchback, Chevrolet Spark. It will be a direct competitor Renault Sandero. As the second of a budget Opel expected compact crossover — rival of the Duster. Assistance in the development of new models of brands Opel and Vauxhall seems to have concern PSA Peugeot Citroen. The Germans very successfully cooperating with the French. Last year each of the partners on logistics has saved approximately 60 million euros. ‘t mean it that we’ll see the Peugeot 2008 with nameplates Opel?

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