Stellantis has confirmed that Opel will not be participating in this year's Munich auto show, which is replacing Frankfurt as the venue of Germany's biennial event in September.
The decision is a blow to the show's organizer, the VDA industry association, which wants to attract big names to build interest in the revamped event.
"The brands of the Stellantis group will not participate in this year's IAA in Munich," a spokesperson for the group told Automotive News Europe. Opel, meanwhile, will reveal the new Astra compact a month before the show.
It had previously been reported that Stellantis' non-German brands, including Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep, would skip the event, but that Opel, which was founded in 1862, was still weighing whether to attend, according to sources.
Other brands that will not be at the show include Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Kia.