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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.