PORT ELIZABETH - Vehicle sales figures for November, as released by the Department of Trade and Industry today, reflect a continued tail-off in demand for new vehicles as the year end approaches. Total vehicle sales reported for the month were 50 806 with 34 267 of those being passenger vehicles and 13 719 light commercial vehicles.
Monthly vehicle sales statistics for October, released by the Department of Trade and Industry today, show a continued loss in momentum in vehicle sales after four years of positive growth. Year-on-year sales do however remain in the black with 2013 still set to be a growth year for the South African motor industry.
The Chevrolet stand at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is exhibiting a multitude of the brand’s product offerings, each of which shows off a different side of the brand’s muscle.
New vehicle sales figures released by the Department of Trade and Industry today indicate a market that was impacted by a short selling month and reduced inventory in the wake of industrial action within the automotive sector. Total sales of 54281 vehicles were reported for the month (excluding 505 sales by GWM who do not fully comply with reporting criteria), a number that is 1,5% down on the same month last year.
New vehicle sales released by the Department of Trade and Industry today show a marginal decline in sales of 158 units (0,3%) reported through the official channel over August 2012.
Motor vehicle sales figures released through the Department of Trade and Industry today show continued, albeit somewhat muted, growth in vehicle sales during June. “The 53 562 sales reported through the DTI are up 3,3% on June last year as the industry adjusts to real market expectations for growth year-on-year,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 5487 units in July with out of an industry sales total of 58 140 vehicles (excluding 552 sales for GWM), an increase of 7,5% on the same month last year with some influence of extra trading days in the month.
Port Elizabeth, 26 June 2013 – Chevrolet South Africa and Cricket Eastern Cape are pleased to announce the renewal of the sponsorship agreement for the Chevrolet Warriors cricket team for the forthcoming three years.
General Motors South Africa has announced a styling and enhanced features package to refresh the popular Chevrolet Captiva SUV for the 2013 model year. The changes include an update to exterior styling, added convenience items and an extended list of factory fitted options.
“During May the motor industry saw sales once again surprising with deliveries of new vehicles ahead of market forecasts, but at a more restrained rate that in the first four months of the year,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing. “Most of the strength in the market is derived from activity in the private sector with sales through the dealer channel accounting for 91% of the total. Activity in the important Government and Rental sectors was somewhat subdued.
Chevrolet’s Trailblazer SUV has been making waves in the South African market since its launch in October 2012. Spearheading a new segment for the brand in South Africa, the Trailblazer has been taking on the best in the segment and bringing with it an arsenal of value for money, smart features, class-leading attributes and a new way of doing things. The Trailblazer was also recently awarded as the top-performing SUV/Crossover in CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2013 as well as being the winning SUV/Crossover in Leisure Wheels magazine's SUV shootout.
Following a R1-billion investment in its local manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) locally-produced Chevrolet Spark celebrates its first year of South African production this May. With five different and distinct models to choose from, each designed around their uniquely South African consumers, the new Chevrolet Spark is the personification of that age-old adage: ‘local is lekker’.
Vehicle sales numbers released by NAAMSA today provide a more realistic snapshot of market conditions with 2013 well on its way. February sales were up just 882 units on the same month last year with a total of 53 220 new vehicles delivered for the month.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) held its annual Dealer Honours Awards at the Zimbali Resort in Durban on Friday 22 February.
Auction of first retail production model to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
The Chevrolet Spark, with its edgy design, offers an up to the minute trendy urban transport solution with a premium specification and a host of segment leading features. The Spark is a modern latest generation competitor in the small car value segment of the market.
January saw a welcome improvement in sales of light commercial vehicles. This segment is up by 20% versus January last year with 13 346 vehicles sold compared to the 11 120 last year. GMSA showed growth of 39,3% here, largely attributable to the popularity of the Chevrolet Utility. The Isuzu KB also sold in excess of 1 350 units as we eagerly await the arrival of the 6th Generation Isuzu next month.
LAS VEGAS – Citing its easy-to-use, smartphone-inspired interface, tech news provider CNET chose Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink infotainment system as its 2013 Best-of-CES Award in the Car Tech category, beating in-vehicle app frameworks from Ford and Garmin.
Auction of first retail production model to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
NAAMSA vehicle sales statistics for December reflect 46 016 new vehicle deliveries for the month, an increase of 1,8% on December 2011. This brought total sales for the year to 623 914 units, up 9,2% on 2011.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is the world’s fastest-growing major automotive brand and as it continues to expand its global operations it is aligning its engineering, design and retail operations behind a single vision and communications platform – Find New Roads.
Chevrolet Ute Force has made a positive impact on the lives of ordinary South Africans across the country by investing almost R2 million in several projects, large and small, helping South Africans to help themselves.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recorded sales of 5 997 vehicles in November for a share of 11,3% of the total vehicle market of 53 134 units for the month. This compares to the 49 498 total sales for the same month last year.
Chevrolet Ute Force, a varied team of skilled experts, is supporting Lighthouse Run which includes a group of four women athletes running 1 200km along South Africa's coast, the equivalent of a marathon a day for six weeks, to raise awareness about abuse against women and children.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has achieved 8 segment leading models in the 2012 Ipsos (formerly Synovate) Quality Awards, for vehicle quality in the South African Automotive Industry.
Chevrolet Ute Force, a varied team of skilled experts, has helped the orphaned and affected children of Sparrow Rainbow Village by creating developmental play and exercise areas for them.
Chevrolet visited Thembalethu High School in George this weekend to donate soccer balls as part of the brand’s founding sponsorship of One World Futbol Project. Chevrolet will donate 1.5 million of One World Futbol Project’s “virtually-indestructible” footballs over three years to youth in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas and other disadvantaged communities around the world.
Chevrolet, the creator of the SUV with the introduction of the Suburban back in 1935, has drawn on its huge store of knowledge, experience and heritage in the global SUV market in its creation of the all-new Trailblazer. True to the ground-breaking concept of that very first Suburban of 77 years ago, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is an innovative, value-for-money family SUV that offers dynamic styling, enhanced driving and ride refinement and a high level of on-and off-road competency together with a latest generation powerful and efficient drive train options.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold more than 1.25 million vehicles worldwide in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1 percent increase over last year’s record-setting third quarter and the eighth consecutive quarter of record sales. Chevrolet’s growth around the world continues to outpace other mainstream automotive brands.
General Motors South Africa has introduced an upgrade to the Chevrolet Lumina sedan and Lumina Ute. The refreshed Lumina package for these two iconic V8 muscle cars that occupy a unique slot in the South African market provides for enhanced ride and handling as well as improved braking.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced the addition of a stylish hatchback body style to the popular Chevrolet Cruze range in the fiercely competitive compact car segment. Two models, both featuring the comprehensive Chevrolet LS trim level, with the option of either a 1,6 litre or 1,8 litre four-cylinder petrol engines compliment a revised range of five sedan models in the Cruze line-up for the 2013 model year.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) achieved sales of 6 392 vehicles out of total sales of 55 097 reported by NAAMSA for September. This computes to a market share of 11,6% for the month with a high demand for Chevrolet models in the small and medium car segments.
An exciting world premiere, the all-new Chevrolet Trax, a freshly styled edition of the popular Spark mini-car, and a unique ambiance characterize Chevrolet’s presence at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) research reporting, Africa needs 90 million desks to accommodate learner education, with South Africa's deficit accounting for three million of these. This desk shortage is one of the key elements required for improved learner education on the continent.
The production team at GM South Africa’s Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth celebrated a production milestone of 200 000 Chevrolet Utilities today.
It was a golden welcome back for South African Paralympic swimmer, Natalie du Toit today - first stop on her way home from Johannesburg’s O R Tambo airport was the Woodmead marketing headquarters of General Motors South Africa where the long-time Chevrolet brand ambassador was handed the keys to a Chevrolet Captiva.
It is fair to say that Chevrolet knows a little about SUVs, having invented the class over 75 years ago with the introduction of the Suburban Carryall in 1935. In just a few weeks’ time, the all-new Chevrolet Trax will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris motor show on September 27, representing Chevrolet’s first entry to the fast growing small SUV segment. Trax will round out Chevrolet’s offer of stylish SUVs alongside Captiva.
General Motors South Africa has announced the introduction of the Spark 1.2 Campus as an addition to the company’s locally manufactured Chevrolet Spark small car range. This new model brings with it a new level of affordability as an entry level model boasting up to the minute styling and technology that will be particularly attractive to younger buyers.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) reported sales of 6 402 vehicles for July for a market share of 11,8%. This performance came in on the back of higher demand for new vehicles that saw a total of 54 067 deliveries reported to NAAMSA which was 18,3% up on the sales recorded for July 2011.
DETROIT – Mini-cars are widely popular internationally. Now, U.S. demand and sales are growing as well. After a successful run around the globe with more than 600,000 sales, the Chevrolet Spark is now available here.
DETROIT, MI and MANCHESTER, UK -- General Motors and Manchester United today announced that the world's most popular football club's shirt sponsor will be Chevrolet beginning with the 2014/2015 season. Chevrolet, the current Official Car Partner of the Club, will become only the fifth shirt sponsor in the Club’s 134 year history.
Chevrolet kicked off the South African portion of the One World Futbol Project in Cape Town, during the Manchester United Tour 2012, delivered to the world by DHL
DETROIT – General Motors researchers are developing a promising driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions before the driver notices them.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced that it is entering into a four-year agreement with Liverpool Football Club to become its Official Automotive Partner.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold nearly 1.3 million vehicles worldwide in the second quarter of 2012, a 2.3 percent increase over last year’s record-setting second quarter, marking the best quarter ever for the brand, and the seventh consecutive quarter of record-breaking sales.
DETROIT – Shoe collections for this year's spring season drew heavy influence from the glamour and opulence of 1950s hot wheels. Oozing sex appeal and status for men and women alike, the legendary chrome-finned Chevrolet Bel Air inspired summer clothing and footwear collections in Italy and elsewhere.
Exciting news for South African soccer fans is that Manchester United’s Tour 2012, delivered to the world by DHL, will kick-off in South Africa in July in association with Chevrolet, the club’s global automotive partner. South Africa marks the starting point of this global tour with the first two matches scheduled for the third week in July in Durban and Cape Town.
General Motors South Africa delivered 5 570 vehicles during June for a market share of 10,7%. NAAMSA reported total sales of 51 891 units to end the half-year on a high with sales up 15,6% on June last year and 10,5% up for the six month period year on year.
São Caetano do Sul, Brazil – The Chevrolet Spin, the new global multipurpose vehicle from General Motors, made its worldwide debut today in São Paulo.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced the addition of three diesel powered variants to its popular Chevrolet Utility range to provide customers with a choice of 10 models with a range of engine and trim options to match a wide spectrum of customer choice.
WARREN, Mich. – As GM Design celebrates its 85th birthday this month, the 1,900 men and women in GM’s 10 global design centers are focused on the future, united in their vision to entice consumers to fall in love and see vehicles as they do: art that moves you.
DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Spin, an all-new, small multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) designed for families on the go and their gear, will join Chevrolet’s growing global portfolio when it launches in Brazil later this month. The Spin will go on sale in Indonesia in 2013 and additional markets will be announced at a later date.
Rayong, Thailand – The first production units of the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer are now rolling off General Motors Thailand’s (GM) production line in Rayong.
Following the recent realignment and price reduction on the now locally manufactured Chevrolet Spark, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced similar revisions to other models in its entry level range of vehicles. Both the Chevrolet Spark Lite and the Chevrolet Aveo are the subject of meaningful price reductions with immediate effect in this latest product realignment by GMSA.
Sustained Demand For Motor Vehicles During May
Chevrolet has helped Lulama Primary School in Pimville, Soweto to help itself by establishing a vegetable garden for its nutrition programme, fixing damaged classroom floors, and performing light plumbing maintenance.
The Chevrolet Spark is as much about style as it is about functionality. Add in practicality, low fuel consumption, and low emissions together with excellent performance and driving dynamics and the Spark presents itself as a vehicle that has raised the bar in the entry-level segment.
DETROIT – For 82 years, the automobile and the radio have been practically inseparable. Today, the experience is more than turning knobs to find a station and setting the volume. As in-car connectivity and infotainment systems evolve, the driver is both programmer and receiver
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced the return of a V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan to the U.S. lineup, the Chevrolet SS. The SS will also be Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500.
Autoworld unveils Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Utility at Zimbabwe Motor Show
General Motors South Africa ranked in fourth position during April with 4 744 sales for its highest market share so far this year of 11,1%. NAAMSA Industry reporters recorded total sales of 42 617 vehicles against 38 583 for the same period last year, an improvement of 10,5%.
As South Africa readies itself to celebrate the Freedom Day long weekend General Motors South Africa announced the commencement of shipping to dealers of the South African built Chevrolet Spark. With this manufacturing milestone for the Port Elizabeth based subsidiary of global automotive giant General Motors, comes a good news realignment of the pricing structure of this stylish and popular entry level model from Chevrolet.
Brand’s global growth has outpaced automotive industry since 2009
The Chevrolet Cruze, launched globally in 2009 and in the US in 2010, is Chevrolet’s bestselling car globally. The Cruze has sold over 1.13 million vehicles since it was launched in 2009 and more than 670,000 units in 2011.
Port Elizabeth - The first locally manufactured Chevrolet Sparks rolled off the production line at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth this week.
Bangkok – The Trailblazer, Chevrolet’s tough new “haul-anything, go-anywhere” SUV, made its world debut today at a special event ahead of The 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand.
The Chevrolet UTE Force recently descended on Cowan High School in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, where, with the help of a fleet of the legendary all new Chevrolet Utility bakkies, they built a brand new cricket field in the school within five and a half days.
• Chevrolet Ute leads sub- 1-ton sector with 1 846 sales • Market up by 6,4% on February 2011 • Year to date growth of 9,1% • GMSA achieves 11% share of total market • GMSA achieves 22,3% share of LCV market • Newly launched Chevrolet Sonic and the Chevrolet Aveo prominent amongst top passenger vehicles
Corvette and Camaro accounted for one in three sports car sales in 2011
From Motor City to Hollywood, cars take leading role on the Silver Screen
General Motors South Africa announced today that it will be launching the new Trailblazer into the South African market before the end of this year.
General Motors South Africa has announced the introduction of a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine option for the popular Chevrolet Captiva SUV. This latest generation common rail diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharger produces 135kW @ 3800 r/min and 400Nm of torque at 2000 r/min. Drive is through a 6-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. This top of the range diesel Captiva features Chevrolet’s comprehensive LTZ specification level.
Chevrolet, a core brand of General Motors South Africa and the Free State Cricket Union announced today that their current relationship will be extended until 2015.
Ecologic sticker lists environmentally important vehicle features, starting with Sonic
DETROIT – On December 17, 2011, MTV-reality and action sports-star Rob Dyrdek successfully kick-flipped the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Footage from his daring stunt will be featured in the “Sonic Anthem” ad, along with clips from other Sonic stunts, during the telecast of Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recorded a strong sales performance in 2011 having grown sales volumes by 24,4% versus the previous year and almost 10% above the industry growth of 15,6%.
Arnaud Martin, the French engineer who designed and developed the 1.6 turbo engine for the 2011 WTCC World Champion Chevrolet Cruze, has won the much-coveted Race Engine Designer of the Year award.
The new third generation Chevrolet Utility enters the market with an infusion of Chevrolet DNA clearly apparent. The frontal view incorporates a bold face typical of all current generation Chevrolets defined by a strong dual-port grille design with the traditional “bow-tie” emblem ...
General Motors South Africa’s third generation sub one ton bakkie is ready for the South African market ...
Dubai – Chevrolet’s toughest, most refined midsize sport utility vehicle, the TrailBlazer, made its global debut today at the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East ...
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.7 billion, or $1.03 per fully-diluted share. In the third quarter of 2010, GM’s net income attributable to common stockholders was $2.0 billion, or $1.20 per fully-diluted share.
Into 2001 and Chevrolet introduced an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) in the shape of the Borrego. The Silverado HD (Heavy Duty) truck was launched and almost immediately became Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year ...
DETROIT – Chevrolet is celebrating its Centennial today by saying thanks a million – literally – to buyers of its top-selling Chevrolet Cruze ...
Maseru. Joy and jubilation resounded in the SOS Children’s Village in Lesotho’s capital recently as they celebrated the donation of three brand new vehicles from Chevrolet Europe ...
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) continued to consolidate its position as a top-ranked manufacturer with 6 332 sales recorded in October for a 12,1% share of the total market ...
DETROIT – One hundred years ago, the first Chevrolet took to the roads in Detroit, beginning a journey ultimately leading to every corner of the planet. More than 209 million cars and trucks later, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, selling vehicles in more than 140 countries ...
Following on its first public showing in South Africa at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, Chevrolet’s all new Sonic Hatch has now been officially launched by General Motors South Africa ...
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold 1.2 million vehicles globally in the third quarter, the best July-to-September results in the brand’s 100-year history ...
A new Lumina saloon and an APV minivan derivative kicked off the 90s but a high-performance pick-up stole the limelight – the 454 SS, available only as a two-wheel drive half-ton pick-up in a choice of three colours, namely black, white and red ...
DETROIT – Chevrolet is helping support 16 projects across America – from biomass to wind turbines – as part of its commitment to spend up to $40 million on carbon reduction ...
DETROIT – When the first Chevrolet was built in 1911 in a rented garage near downtown Detroit, it began a journey that has taken Chevrolet to every corner of the planet. A hundred years and more than 209 million cars and trucks later, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries ...
Chevrolet’s exciting new Orlando made a bold and refreshing statement when it entered the important MPV sector in South Africa just three months ago. In its first three months in the market it has exceeded initial sales targets to a point that it is ...
First shown at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show, the Miray (Korean for ‘future’) roadster typifies the expressive, forward looking design heritage that has been integral to the 100-year Chevrolet brand heritage ...
Earlier this year Chevrolet enhanced the popular Captiva SUV for 2011 with a fresh new look, a number of interior upgrades, improved power trains for better performance and efficiency, refinements to the chassis, a new advanced electronics ...
Worldwide acceptance of the Chevrolet Cruze has made a significant contribution to Chevrolet’s best global half year sales performance in the brand’s 100 year history. Figures published for automobile sales in the first eight months of 2011 show total ...
The all-new Chevrolet Sonic is set to redefine Chevrolet’s presence in the global ‘B’ segment for passenger vehicles. It has been designed, engineered and executed through production to compete with the best vehicles on offer globally in the small car ...
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) continued on its strong growth path through September with sales of 7 011 units for a market share of 12,9% ...
General Motors South Africa has taken the opportunity presented by the Johannesburg International Motor Show to preview its third generation Chevrolet Utility prior to its public launch towards the end of 2011 ...