Named the new head of the British brand of Stellantis Vauxhall

LONDON (Reuters) – A former Nissan executive, Paul Willcox, will become the new head of British carmaker Vauxhall, Stellantis, the company said Wednesday as an investment decision looms for its British car factory.

Stellantis, forged from the merger of parent companies Peugeot and Fiat, owns the Opel brand, which it trades as Vauxhall in Great Britain, and produces the Astra car at its factory in the North of England and the Vivaro van in the South of England site in Luton.

Willcox replaces Stephen Norman who will become Senior Vice President of Sales at Opel / Vauxhall around the world.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; edited by William James