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Opel Ireland presented with IVOTY 2019 replica trophy at Dealer Conference

Pictured at the recent Opel Dealer Conference at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport are Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman International Van of the Year (IVOTY) jury presenting the IVOTY 2019 replica trophy to Gillian Whittall, Opel Ireland Country Manager in honour of the new generation Opel Combo winning the annual prestigious award.

Meanwhile, Opel under new parentage of Groupe PSA is continuing to execute the PACE! plan product offensive to meet customer needs and ensure compliance with the Europe-wide CO2 guidelines which become effective in 2020. The future portfolio will ensure a sustainable, successful future for both the company and its dealer network. From early 2019 to the end of 2020, the company will launch eight all-new or refreshed models, to include new light commercials (LCV) and alternative powertrains.

With its PACE! plan, Opel in 2019 will launch the successor to the successful Vivaro as LCV and passenger car variants. Additional variants and equipment versions of the Combo will also be on sale, thereby significantly renewing its LCV portfolio.

“In a context of drastic CO2 norms, it’s our responsibility to shape a sustainable future for our company and our dealers with a highly competitive portfolio for passenger and light commercial vehicles. Opel will offer fun to drive and emotionally designed models including highly competitive light commercial vehicles such as the new Combo and Vivaro. The customers will benefit from the broad introduction of innovative technologies and affordable electrification,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. “The most recent awards – like the IVOTY 2019 for our Combo Cargo – demonstrate that we are on the right path.”

“Opel goes electric” was one of the commitments made by the company in November 2017 as part of its PACE! plan. By 2024, there will be an electrified version of every Opel model. Opel will make highly interesting offers, both technically and economically, and will democratise electro-mobility while further improving its combustion engines.