Closing the Opel ’Dore

The Holden ZB Commodore’s parent company, French giant Groupe PSA, has hinted the new mid-sizer will have a shorterthan- expected life. It announced recently it would bring forward plans to wean its newly acquired Opel products off GM platforms and instead consolidate them on just two platforms shared with Citroen and Peugeotbadged products, but much earlier than anticipated. Opel’s new owner also said the number of engines it stocked had to fall, from the current 16 to just four.