There is so much misery in the country right now, as more dark clouds are threatening the wellbeing of the nation. Could this shocking development result from the degrading junk statues.
Some companies indicated this departure, including General Motors that disclosed their intention to pull the plug on its local operations, with the Chevrolet brand set to be taken off the market by end of 2017. Not only does this mean ending production of the locally manufactured Chevrolet Utility bakkie and Spark hatchback, but imports of the Cruze, Captiva and Trailblazer will cease.
As for the Opel brand, GM recently sold its German division to PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) and said that it is working with the new owner to “evaluate future opportunity for the Opel brand in South Africa.”
GM also promised that existing Chevrolet and Opel customers will continue to be supported in the market.
Following the purchase of GM’s Struandale factory in Port Elizabeth as well as its parts distribution and vehicle conversion centres, Isuzu plans to continue manufacturing the Isuzu KB as well as its medium and heavy-duty trucks in Port Elizabeth.
General Motors meanwhile said that it will cease the manufacture and supply of Chevrolet vehicles by the end of 2017, subject to consultation with employees and unions. However, it would continue to provide existing Chevrolet customers with parts and service support.
GMSA has also promised to work closely with existing dealers .