General Motors will stop the production and sale of Chevrolet models in South Africa by the end of 2017.
After 13 years of operations in South Africa, and introducing Chevrolet, Hummer and Cadillac brands as well as the production of Isuzu and a number of Opel and other Chevrolet products, the US multinational has withdrawn from the country.
With the sales and production Chevrolet Spark and Utility ending in the local market, owners of Chevrolet will service their cars with Isuzu, who announced the buying of GM operations in South Africa.
Reuters reports the decision by GM to withdraw in the South Africa market is a continued restructuring move by the company to quit unprofitable markets and focus on strong markets like China and North America.
The 132 General Motors dealers in South Africa will be absorbed into 90 Isuzu dealers under a new franchise arrangement, and GSMA operations will be transferred to Isuzu.
The new company will be known as Isuzu Motors South Africa.