Opel & the rest of Stellantis Group to skip IAA Mobility 2021
This year sees the IAA Mobility Expo permanently move from Frankfurt, Germany to Munich – and it looks like some carmakers won’t be present for the housewarming party.
A representative of Stellantis Group made an official announcement that Opel and the rest of the brands entering the conglomerate would not be represented at the show. Thus, the list of absentees now includes Opel, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Citroen, and Peugeot.
No reason was given for the decision, but logic suggests that car marques tend to skip expensive show events when they can hold presentations online to the same effect. For instance, Opel wants to debut the next-gen Astra a month ahead of the show and will not wait.
The first IAA Munich will take place on September 7–12, with a couple of press days before the opening.
Editor Andrew Raspopov