Opel experienced a turbulent year in 2009, which was largely dominated by economic headlines and the threat of job cuts. But at the model level, too, Rüsselsheimer reduced you in 2009. The Opel Signum fell quietly from the program , the Opel GT , and also the O pel Tigra .
Mercedes is shifting
The farewell to the Mercedes SLR from the model portfolio. The super sports car was buried in an ultimate last special series. Farewell to the CLK series as a coupé and convertible, on the other hand, took place slowly. The E-Class -Derivate both versions.
There was also a separation with Jaguar . The Ford Mondeo gtm-article-text-link href='https://topgear-autoguide.com/marken-modelle/jaguar/x-type/'> Jaguar X-Type could neither as a sedan drive in the desired sales figures as a station wagon and was therefore discontinued. The gnarled off-roader Patrol has also been completely omitted from the Nissan model range.
The reached its end of production in 2009 Audi A4 convertible. The convertible is now taking its place AudiA5 base.
Pontiac and Saturn were completely closed
Whole brands were affected by the near collapse of the GM group. So the Americans put the brands Pontiac and Saturn, both of which were not represented on the German market, however. Another wobbly candidate from the GM group is currently worried about its continued existence. The continued existence of Saab hangs by a thread. If GM cannot find a buyer for the Swedish car manufacturer, Saab will be liquidated.