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.
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
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.
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) 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.
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.
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
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.
• 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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Three Chevrolet Luminas, valued at over R1,1-million, were handed over to the South African Police Service's (SAPS) Flying Squad in Port Elizabeth today ...
As Chevrolet celebrates its 100th anniversary this iconic international automotive brand continues to increase its share of South African vehicle sales as one of the most dynamic brands in the market ...
The Chevrolet Spark was the top performing passenger vehicle in the 2011 Synovate Product Quality Awards. With just 17 faults per 100 vehicles, the standard measure in vehicle quality surveys ...
GM South Africa has announced the imminent launch of the stunning Chevrolet Sonic to market later this year ...
What came to be known as the Swinging Sixties got off to a great start for Chevrolet when it established itself as America’s No 1 truck maker. Building on this success, the following year an all-new line of forward-control rear-engined trucks ...
June marked an important milestone for General Motors South Africa (GMSA) when the Chevrolet Corsa Utility exceeded 170 000 sales ...
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Camaro returns as the Autobot “Bumblebee” in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which opens exclusively in 3D on June 28 and worldwide on June 29 ...
Worldwide acceptance of the Chevrolet Cruze has made a significant contribution to Chevrolet’s best ever global first quarter sales performance. Figures published for automobile sales in the first quarter of 2011 show total Chevrolet sales in excess of 1,1 million vehicles, up 15% on the same quarter in 2010 ...
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has introduced some subtle changes to the iconic Chevrolet Lumina SS sedan and Ute for 2011. The changes include upgrades to the vehicle’s specification and changes to the exterior and interior styling of both vehicles ...
DETROIT – The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earned five-star crash test ratings from the United State’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), further building on the vehicle’s safety record in markets around the world ...
General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Chevrolet Corsa Utility has retained its status as South Africa’s best quality three quarter ton light commercial vehicle (LCV) according to the latest Synovate Quality Survey results ...
NAAMSA vehicle sales statistics for October indicate continued underlying strength for vehicle sales with detailed NAAMSA sales recorded as 37 383 vehicles for the month ...
Vehicle sales by NAAMSA reporters totalled 35 097 sales for September with sales by non-reporters boosting the total monthly sales to 41 875 units for the month, up 16,6% on September 2009 ...
General Motors South Africa announced today that it will be building the new Chevrolet Spark at its Struandale Plant in Port Elizabeth ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors South Africa’s newcomer in the high volume ‘C’ segment of the passenger car market has secured a high level of acceptance amongst the international media and car buyers alike ...
Seoul – GM’s global mini-car, the new Chevrolet Spark, has earned the top rating of five stars from the Korean New Car Assessment Program (KNCAP) ...
The release of NAAMSA sale statistics for July 2010 saw the Chevrolet Corsa Utility extend its period of unbroken market leadership in the sub 1-ton pick up sector to 64 months ...
Hamtramck, Mich. – Sitting U.S. Presidents are chauffeured pretty much everywhere they do not drive ...
DETROIT, Mich. – On 30 July 2010, General Motors said that thanks to strong public interest in the Chevrolet Volt ...
Chevrolet delivered a total of 139,916 vehicles in July, a 12 percent gain year over year. Due to sustained demand across the Chevrolet line up, calendar-year-to-date sales are up 28 percent compared to 2009 ...