2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The Rüsselsheim-based car manufacturer Opel has not yet made a decision as to whether it will still offer convertibles in the future. A spokesman reacted to contrary media reports.
The Rüsselsheim car manufacturer Opel will initially continue to offer convertibles. "There is no decision by Opel not to build a convertible anymore," said product spokesman Patrick Munsch of the Autogazette. With this, the company reacted to a report in the specialist magazine “Auto Motor und Sport”. It had reported that in future Opel would only concentrate on high-volume models and remove niche models such as the three convertibles GT, Astra TwinTop and TigraTwin Top from the range.
Concentration on volume models
At the Geneva Motor Show almost two weeks ago, Opel Vice-Vice President Alain Visser said that the company naturally wanted to focus on volume models and therefore did not focus on the convertible segment.
When asked whether there would be a convertible again from the successor to the Astra, Visser said. "Certainly not at the market launch." First there will be a five-door model of the Astra, then a station wagon and then a three-door model. What will ultimately happen to the convertible has not yet been decided. «Our product planning for this has not yet been finalized. But that is not related to the current situation, but to the planning process,”says Munsch. (AG)