Peugeot Citroen SA has confirmed it will be incorporating Opel South Africa into its stable.
Outside of South Africa, Opel was snapped by the PSA Group back in 2017 and it was only a matter of time before this global decision impacted Opel South Africa's operations. Officially, Peugeot Citroen South Africa (PCSA) has become the official distributor of Opel's products and this comes into effect in January 2021.
“Of course, we are very excited to be distributing Opel vehicles” said Leslie Ramsoomar, Managing Director of Peugeot Citroen South Africa, “the brand has a large following locally, and the future product line up is very exciting, with 4 product launches or updates planned for this year." PCSA says the changes should result in minimal impact to dealers and customers. Customers can be assured that they will still have access to the same service points.
Meanwhile, PSA Group and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Alfa) have merged to become the 4th largest carmaker. There's a new name for the group too, Stellantis. Under Stellantis, there's Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, and Vauxhall.
The news comes as the all-new 6th generation Opel Corsa goes on sale officially in South Africa.