CHRYSLER AND DODGE LEAVE MZANSI

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (FCASA) has made a significant announcement regarding its business. Besides the fact that they have a new Managing Director in Robin van Rensburg, the company will stop selling Chrysler and Dodge-branded vehicles in the domestic market. This it says, is because the US mother body no longer builds these cars in right-hand-drive (RHD). Over the past three months an average of about 9 units per month of the Dodge product were sold in Mzansi, that being the Journey.

 

“My role so far at FCA has been very interesting and challenging and I am looking forward to taking FCA South Africa to new heights”, said van Rensburg. “The future for FCA in South Africa is certainly an interesting one, my management team, indeed my entire staff complement, have their work cut-out for them and I am confident that we will succeed. FCA’s brands have succeeded in the past, and, will once again, become a force to be reckoned with in the local market and we look forward to travelling this road with our customers, dealers and partners”.

 

Chrysler and Dodge’s exit from Mzansi follows that of General Motors with its Chevrolet brand and Citroen which pulled out in December 2016. Despite all that, it looks like the overall market will rebound in 2017, following some promising sales figures of the past three months.

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