Peugeot Citroën South Africa (PCSA) has just announced its takeover of the distribution of the Opel brand in South Africa
Opel was launched in South Africa in the 1930s and has won the South African Car of the Year title no less than four times since 1991.
“Of course, we are very excited to be distributing Opel vehicles,” said Leslie Ramsoomar, managing director of PCSA. “The brand has a large following locally and the future product lineup is very exciting, with four product launches or updates planned for this year.”
PCSA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stellantis, currently distributes Peugeot vehicles and since October 2019 Citroën vehicles as well.
Opel becomes the third Stellantis brand to be distributed by PCSA. “It is a natural progression, as the three brands complement each other, each appealing to a specific customer profile,” stated Ramsoomar. “In addition, it allows our multi-brand dealers to have a single point of contact with the OEM.”
Dealerships and the buying public is looking forward to the launch of the much-anticipated sixth-generation Opel in mid-January.
This “future-ready German city car”, as PCSA refers to it, already won the Best Buy Car of Europe 2020.
The Corsa Edition will be fitted with a three-cylinder 1.2lt petrol engine producing 55kW of German excellence. The cockpit features a “driver-focussed” design and layout, said PCSA. It is also lighter than the outgoing model.
“The Edition is more direct and more dynamic for more fun behind the wheel. This small car has big-car technology that offers superior connectivity,” said Opel.
Pricing starts at R289 900.