Gradually fleeing from Russia due to the economic crisis, the Opel automaker settled with our closest Belarusian neighbors, where it organized a conveyor assembly of Opel Mokka SUVs. The Opel dealer network in Russia is collapsing, but until the beginning of 2016 it will still fulfill its obligations regarding warranty service and the supply of spare parts for cars sold on our market. American father Opel, concern General Motors, decided to continue to supply these so-called "subcompact crossovers" Mokka to our country. Why this particular brand? Because due to sales it is Opel Mokka the brand generally kept afloat when problems began with the sale of cars in Russia. According to the results of 2014 Opel Mokka sales rose almost 70 percent, unlike all other brands of Opel.
Will be delivered to us Opel Mokkacollected at the Belarusian car factory “Yunison” from machine modules made in Korea using the large-node assembly method. The same fraternal "auto giant" produces cars of French brands Peugeot and Citroen from the conveyor. In addition, the Belarusians produce Chinese Zotye Z300 sedans exclusively for their needs.
Opel Mokka Belarusian assembly will be presented with several modifications. The equipment will be used 140-horsepower gasoline engines for 1.4 and 1.8 liters (manual will be only for the 1.8-liter engine) and a 1.7-liter turbo diesel unit, developing the power of 130 horses with automatic transmission. How much will it cost for Russians this car after changing the place of assembly - before Opel Mokka collected in Kaliningrad - not yet known. But, probably, it is not in the interests of automakers to make the old and new price tags differ widely. After all, we have not come out of the crisis yet.
Besides Opel mocha, Belarusians will in the near future to develop the assembly of the Chevrolet Tracker SUV, this brand has not been sold yet, Chevrolet did not have time to launch it on our market before it left. After the Trecker, the Slav brothers will collect Cadillacs for us.
After the official announcement of the departure of Opel and Chevrolet from our car market, dealers still managed to sell off most of the “warehouse” stocks of these brands.