Earlier this week, French automaker, PSA Group, dropped a bombshell stating it was discussing the potential acquisition of General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel. The news was followed by an official GM statement confirming the potential sale of its European marque. And with any deal, should it happen, Vauxhall will be included, which rebadges Opel vehicles in right-hand drive guise for residents of the United Kingdom.
Through the multitude of news stories, we’ve seen some heated conversation take place over Opel and GM. So, we’d like to use this space to create the be-all, end-all Opel sale discussion. Should GM unload Opel/Vauxhall from its portfolio of brands? Or, is GM making a foolish move?
The news, in general, opens up many avenues of discussion. What does GM specifically gain? Is the automaker wiping its hands clean of Europe? Does Chevrolet have a European comeback story in the making? And those are just three areas. We haven’t even started on what it means for Buick and Holden globally if Opel becomes French-owned.
However, let’s not forget, the last time Opel turned a profit for GM was around the same time N*Sync and Britney Spears were all the rage. That’s 1999, for those not in the know.
With the brief synopsis on the situation covered, we turn it to you now. Vote in our poll and open up a dialogue in the comment section down below. We’re eager to hear your thoughts.