Clos­ing the Opel ’Dore

Wheels (Australia) - - Redline - YEAR­BOOK 2017

The Holden ZB Com­modore’s par­ent com­pany, French gi­ant Groupe PSA, has hinted the new mid-sizer will have a shorter-than-ex­pected life. It an­nounced re­cently it would bring for­ward plans to wean its newly ac­quired Opel prod­ucts off GM plat­forms and in­stead con­sol­i­date them on just two plat­forms shared with Citroen and Peu­geot­badged prod­ucts, but much ear­lier than an­tic­i­pated. Opel’s new owner also said the num­ber of en­gines it stocked had to fall, from the cur­rent 16 to just four.

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