DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 2.36 million vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2016. The company delivered on its sales priorities, led by strong results in the SUV and luxury segments in China and retail performance in the U.S.
PORT ELIZABETH – Top Port Elizabeth security firm, Atlas Security, recently took ownership of nine Chevrolet Utilities, boosting their fleet to 90.
JOHANNESBURG – Total industry sales for February totaled 48 149 units as reported by NAAMSA. The overall industry was 8.1% down versus February 2015, which is consistent with the year to date decline of 7.6%. Passenger car sales for the month were down 6.1% vs February 2015 with sales to rental companies partially offsetting the declining sales through the dealer channel. Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales were down 13.1% in February, however we expect some recovery in LCV sales in March with new entries into the market.
PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors Africa General Manager Communications and Public Relations, Denise van Huyssteen, had been given expanded responsibilities with her appointment as General Manager of Communications for GM Africa and Middle East Operations, effective from 01 March 2016.
Port Elizabeth - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has introduced an enhanced Chevrolet Captiva for the 2016 model year. Arriving at dealerships this week, the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is a refined and efficient people carrier with seating for seven passengers.
JOHANNESBURG –The overall industry was down 6.9 percent versus the same period last year, despite surprisingly high rental sales, of which accounted for one in four passenger vehicles sold. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) posted total sales of 3 437 units in January.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced an increase to its 2016 earnings per share adjusted outlook to between $5.25 and $5.75, up from the prior outlook of $5.00 to $5.50 provided on Oct. 1, 2015. The company also expects improved EBIT-adjusted, EBIT-adjusted margin and automotive adjusted free cash flow.
JOHANNESBURG – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) finished 2015 off on a strong note, posting the best sales results of the year for Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu. In December, GMSA sold a total of 5 231 vehicles achieving a market share of 10.6%. Although NAAMSA domestic sales declined by 4.2% vs December last year, GMSA posted a sales gain of 18.6% versus December last year.
JOHANNESBURG – General Motors South Africa continues to live up to the ethos of its Complete Care programme, with employees at the company’s Sales and Marketing offices in Woodmead recently signing the I Care pledge.
03 December 2015 – November total industry sales came in at 51 256 vehicles, slightly behind November 2014 sales of 51 055 units. Year to date November 2015 industry sales are 4.1 percent down over the same period last year (568 584 vs 592 839).
JOHANNESBURG – The Chevrolet Ute Force has once again lent their support to the annual Toy Run motorcycle ride that took place at the Benoni Sports ground on Sunday, 29th November 2015.
PORT ELIZABETH – The 250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off the production line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth today.
JOHANNESBURG – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has sold 5 301 units in October 2015 up 3% from last month and posting the best sales results since October 2013. This against the backdrop of industry sales dropping 2%.
Cape Town, Western Cape. Chevrolet Ute Force spent a week in the heart of Cape Town making dreams come true for players, aspiring youngsters and hopeful captains from in and around the city.
PORT ELIZABETH – An avid Port Elizabeth surfer, Josh Enslin will put his mental and physical prowess to the test when he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the longest surfing marathon on 14 and 15 November 2015.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 7.2 million vehicles globally in the first nine months of 2015. The company posted sales increases in four of its five largest markets, with record sales in China and strong retail sales gains in the United States. Total sales were down 1 percent, due primarily to the company’s previously announced decisions to strategically reduce its presence in certain markets, as well as difficult market conditions in South America.
JOHANNESBURG – It is with great pleasure that General Motors South Africa (GMSA) announced the appointment of The Ireland Davenport Group to manage its Isuzu Brand Account.
JOHANNESBURG – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) welcomed one of the country’s fastest growing agencies to support the growth of the Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu brands in Southern Africa.
PORT ELIZABETH – Chevrolet continues to offer affordable products tailored for every customer’s need, that philosophy is apparent in the recent introduction by General Motors South Africa of three new limited edition models adorned with the famous bowtie badge. The funky Spark Curve, beefed-up UteWorking and the laidback UTESURF are the newcomers and despite being aimed at very different buyers, they share an important quality: added value.
Delegates and officials of the Royal Thai Embassy this week visited the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth. The delegation was led by Dr Chakarin Komolsiri (front), Trade Commissioner of the Thai Embassy. According to Komolsiri Thailand is one of the biggest suppliers of automotive components to South Africa. He said Thailand was constantly looking at ways to boost their exports to South Africa and to strengthen relationships with South African businesses. Thai investors are currently looking at investment opportunities in South Africa, including Port Elizabeth according to Komolsiri.
PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 5 149 vehicles in September 2015, coming in at fourth position on the National Automobile Association Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) sales rankings.
PORT ELIZABETH – The best technician in the country was announced amid loud applause last night during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards.
PRETORIA - Soccer teams from 6 local schools were treated to a full day’s worth of soccer at the Sun Valley Primary school in Mabopane this week.
PORT ELIZABETH – The final round of General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards takes place in Port Elizabeth this week.
PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 5 155 vehicles in the country last month, up 4% versus July 2015. According to the National Automobile Association Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) sales rankings, the industry reported sales down 5.5% versus July 2015.
Rietfontein, Mier – Teachers from eight local schools in the Kalahari recently participated in coaching clinics facilitated by the Dreamfields Project.
SOUTH AFRICA – GM South Africa (GMSA) today reaffirmed its dedication to looking after its local vehicle buyers with the introduction of the Complete Care programme for new and existing customers.
PORT ELIZABETH – Today GM and Isuzu Motors Ltd. announced the further strengthening of their relationship through confirmation that a framework agreement has been signed, focused on increasing co-operation and the level of involvement of Isuzu in GM’s South Africa’s operations.
02 July 2015 – Total industry sales for new vehicles came in at 50 251 units for June down 4.8% compared to June last year.
DETROIT – The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is powered by General Motors’ new, global family of Ecotec small-displacement engines, featuring a modular architecture that is easier to build and adaptable to global markets, while offering customers segment-challenging efficiency, refinement and durability.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today introduced the all-new, 2016 Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car.
GRAAFF-REINET - A Middelburg farmer and his original 1928 Chevrolet recently hit the road in spectacular fashion to participate in the 46th annual Milligan Vintage Trial held in June.
PORT ELIZABETH – With Winter Woolly Week in full swing, employees at General Motors South Africa and their kids joined hands with Mr South Africa, Armand Du Plessis at Walmer Park Shopping Centre to collect money and unwanted winter woollies for Winter Woolly Week.
Port Elizabeth: Chevrolet and Isuzu received high recognition in the 2015 Ipsos Quality Awards for sales and service experience in the automotive industry as two of the top performing light commercial and passenger vehicle sales brands.
02 June 2015 – NAAMSA new vehicle sales figures released this week show the market in line with GMSA’s expectations for the month with a total of 47 868 units. The pressure on consumers and the economy in general are definitely reflected in these industry sales numbers.
Windhoek - Soccer players from 12 schools in Windhoek today honed their football skills in the Chevrolet Day of Play at the Katutura Youth Centre in the Katutura Township.
DETROIT – The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro revealed over the weekend offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the sporty car segment leadership earned over the past five years.
Port Elizabeth: This week General Motors celebrates 500 million vehicles built globally over the past 106 years – the most by any automaker to date.
05 May 2015 – April NAAMSA new vehicles sales showed a decrease of 10 913 units vs March 2015. Total industry volume was 44 503 units, down 3.3 percent vs April 2014. The main factor behind the significantly lower sales this April was the number of public holidays.
SOUTH AFRICA – Chevrolet has enhanced the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and sedan range for 2015, adding a 1.4 turbo model with a six speed automatic transmission for the first time in South Africa. Now with a line-up of four sedan and two hatchback models, Chevrolet has given the Cruze a new face and rear styling for an elegant and classy look. The interior remains unchanged, with LS models now receiving Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system as standard.
Queenstown - Seventeen cyclists who endured a gruelling nine days on the road for the 1965 Ride and backed by three support crew, received a hero’s welcome when they peddled into Queen’s College in Queenstown on Thursday.
On 8th April, 15 amateur cyclists left Heidelberg just south of Johannesburg, to undertake the fifth 1965Ride - a nine day, 850km epic road cycle to raise funds for education in the poverty stricken town of Queenstown, Eastern Cape. The ride will culminate on the 16th of April at Queenstown College, where learners from 5 surrounding schools will be waiting to welcome the cyclists home.
02 April 2015 – March total industry sales came in at 55 449 vehicles, an increase of 3113 vehicles compared to February. This growth was driven mainly by strong sales in light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles.
BRAKKEDUINE - The weather perfect…the setting breathtaking, the anglers chomping at the bit.
03 MARCH 2015 – February 2015 total industry sales came in at 52 368 units representing a 1.1% increase versus the same period last year in line with market expectations.
26 FEBRUARY 2015 – The Chevrolet Spark Campus has clinched the coveted Budget Car title in CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2015 – for the second time in a row.
19 JANUARY 2015 – Chevrolet’s affordable, budget-focused Spark range has presented itself as a key market player in 2014, after sales figures revealed a significant increase in volume compared to that of 2013.
KwaZulu-Natal: Chevrolet Ute Force in partnership with Dreamfields has hit the road and travelled to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to roll out an inter-school soccer league with eighteen primary schools in the Umkhanyakude District.
03 NOVEMBER 2014 – The South African motor industry continues to grow despite a turbulent year, with October 2014 new vehicle sales totalling 59 384 units – almost 3 000 units and a 4.7% gain versus the same period in 2014. The recent growth in the overall industry can be attributed to strong direct channel sales whilst sales at dealer level have declined slightly.
Port Elizabeth – Learning to see “the customer behind the car” was the biggest prize for a Durban auto service technician who won the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top Technician Skills award last week.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
DETROIT – The all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic, which has two more air bags than its subcompact competitors, is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick ...
The Johannesburg International Motor Show, to be held from 6 - 16 October 2011, was launched today at a function at the Johannesburg Expo Centre ...
The new Captiva SUV will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, featuring a new front end design, a range of enhancements to the interior and new engines and transmissions ...
There is no shortage of world firsts for Chevrolet at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show, and joining the Orlando MPV and Cruze hatchback show car will be ...
The story of the Chevrolet Cruze goes from strength to strength with the latest chapter heralding the launch of a new 5-door hatchback model ...
Fun and fashion add sizzle to mini-car segment. Youthful interior with motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster. Fuel-efficient 1.0-liter and 1.2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engines...