According to Hirado.hu, Chevrolet’s withdrawal from the region reached its final, administrative phase, the new models cannot be purchased in Hungary – Chevrolet Central and Eastern Europe Ltd. informed MTI.
General Motors announced in December 2014 that they would withdraw the Chevrolet brand from Europe by 2015. The decision was justified by the negative situation of the European automotive market and the unfulfilled business expectations. The objective is the cleaning of General Motor’s product range and the strengthening of Opel and Cadillac brands.
Gyorgy Megyeri, Managing Director of Chevrolet Central and Eastern Europe Ltd. said to MTI that in terms of car sales, withdrawal as a process had completed and he had no knowledge about new cars in the country and there were no Chevrolet dealerships either. Last year, 254 new cars were registered in Hungary – he added.
Earlier, the company announced that they had informed their clients about the most important information of the withdrawal and ensured that car servicing and the supply of original spare parts remained unaltered. The company is also able to hold warranties even after the terminal, Hirado.hu says.
Gyorgy Megyeri said the Budaors office terminated too under the administrative closing and they were looking for several GM workers other opportunities within the Hungarian interests of GM. According to the former information of MTI, Opel brand headquarters and General Motors financial service center will work in Budaors from 2016.
According to Hirado.hu, Chevrolet sales started in Hungary in 2005, after the appearance of the European brand, and it has a 4, 67% market share. Since then, more than 39 thousand Chevrolet was bought by the Hungarians. In 2013, in the last full year, 686 cars were sold in the 62 thousand- Hungarian market.
based on the article of Hirado.hu translated by BA