With the insignia, Opel says goodbye to one of its top models. The plant in Rüsselsheim, where the car has been assembled so far, should still be busy.
Carmaker Opel will stop production of its top model Insignia at its main plant in Russellsheim this year. That said on Friday a spokesman for Opel’s parent company Stelantis.
The mid-range car, which was developed under the former parent company General Motors, has been delivered exclusively with the combustion engine since 2017 and is now coming to an early end. the first portal was Business insider Told about it.
Every car to be an electric car by 2024
The Russellheim plant is now to be fully utilized with the production of the Opel Astra and its companion model, the DS4. The spokesperson explained: “The Insignia’s closure with a non-electrified platform supports the rapid ramp-up of Astra production.”
The Stelantis subsidiary has not yet presented a successor model for the Insignia. However, the company announced that electric variants are to be introduced in all model series from 2024, This was first interpreted as the expiration date of the insignia.
Fewer employees since acquisition
Since its acquisition by French PSA Group in the summer of 2017, Opel has forced thousands of employees to leave the company with severance pay, partial retirement and early retirement. Parts of the development center were outsourced.
Since the beginning of 2020 alone, 2,100 people have had to leave. In February, the Stelantis subsidiary temporarily solicited several hundred contract workers to support the ramp-up of production of the new compact model Astra.
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