Chevrolet and Opel car owners – What happens to your vehicle service plan and warranty
General Motors has announced it is withdrawing from the South African market, according to a report by Cars.co.za The company will cease the production and sale of Chevrolet vehicles in the country, it announced. The process is set to be completed by the end of 2017, and will see Isuzu take control of the firm’s Port Elizabeth operations.
General Motors has been in South Africa for 13 years, where it launched multiple brands in the country – Chevrolet, Hummer, and Cadillac – and produced Opel and Chevrolet vehicles.
Ian Nicholls, MD of General Motors South Africa, told Cars.co.za that all warranties, and service and maintenance plans of affected brands will be honoured by existing GM dealers to the end of 2017, or by the new Isuzu network being established. He said a parts supply agreement will last “at least 10 years”. The report stated that Opel car owners will have to wait and see what the final outcome of the sale of the Opel brand to PSA (Peugeot Citro?n) is.
“As it stands, GMSA has an agreement to distribute Opel until the end of this year,” stated the report.
“General Motors and PSA are working together to investigate the market opportunities for Opel in South Africa.”
An Opel press conference is set to take place on 8 June in Sandton, stated the report.