Date: a week ago   Category: Auto

Opel finally decided on a model range for Russia


The German car maker Opel on Thursday declared return to Russia after more than three-year break officially, Ukravtoprom reports.

of Sale of cars of the brand of Opel in the Russian market will begin in the IV quarter 2019, it is said in the statement of a brand with a lightning logo.

the First in the dealer centers will appear the Grandland X crossover, the passenger Opel Zafira Life bus and also the commercial Vivaro Transporter van.

at the same time, two models - the Zafira Life and Vivaro minivan - will be made at the Russian plant PSA in the city of Kaluga. we Will remind

, Opel abandoned the Russian market in March, 2015. The former owner of the brand - General Motors - as the reason of leaving from the market and closing of the plant called a difficult economic situation in Russia and weakening of ruble exchange rate. And in 2017 the brand was acquired by the French Groupe PSA.

Return to Russia is a part of policy of PSA on diversification of the income outside Europe, in response to losses in Iran, because of sanctions of the USA, and considerable delay of growth at the Chinese car market.

Initial ambitions concerning Russia at Opel are modest. The company expects to reach sales in the "five-digit" range only by 2022, the CEO of Opel Michael Loshsheller said, having reminded that the peak of implementation of the brand in 80 thousand cars a year was in 2012 and 2013.

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