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Opel Astra grabs Overall Best of the Best Award.

08.12.2016

The Opel Astra scooped both overall victory and a category win at the 2016 Best of the Best Awards held by Independent Motoring. Announced at the 7th Independent Motoring's annual Best of the Best awards in Johannesburg, the Opel Astra grabbed the trophy for Overall Best of the Best award and Best Family Car award.

New Opel MOKKA X Signals New Direction for Opel

30.11.2016

Johannesburg – Opel’s compact SUV gets a pre-Christmas makeover – and it is the ideal stocking-filler for the young at heart who want the solid quality and precision of a German-engineered product in a compact package.

Female Engineers Find Value in Engineering Leadership Programme

23.11.2016

Port Elizabeth – Young industrial engineer, Elisabeth Malatji attributes her confidence she has developed in manufacturing to the Women in Engineering Leadership Association (WELA).

GMSA’s Struandale Facility earned Wildlife Habitat Certification

10.11.2016

Port Elizabeth – General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Struandale plant has received its conservation certification for Invasive Species Control from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).

Opel on Course for Growth – One Million Sales Already Reached

10.11.2016

Rüsselsheim, GERMANY. Opel is continuing to grow across Europe and has already reached the milestone of one million vehicles sold. In the first ten months of the year, registrations across Europe increased by 45,500 units or around five percent to more than 977,000 units. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker has already sold more than one million vehicles this year – reaching the milestone roughly a fortnight earlier than last year.

“7 in 17”: Seven New Models From Opel in 2017

07.11.2016

Rüsselsheim. Next year Opel will be driving flat out in all vehicle categories. “7 in 17” is the name of the model offensive with seven premieres in 2017. Never in its long history – automobile production since 1899! – has Opel had so many new models in a single calendar year. The “7 in 17” are part of the extensive model offensive with 29 new models between 2016 and 2020. During this period, the positioning and the portfolio of the company will be completely renewed.

Montecasino Creates Stir with Longest Convoy of Opel ADAMS!

28.10.2016

Johannesburg - This morning in a traffic-stopping event, Montecasino, Opel and elite guests buckled up to pull off the longest Opel ADAM convoy in the country. The 31 car convoy that travelled from the Williams Hunt Fourways dealership in Cedar Square Fourways to Montecasino, as part of the casinos latest promotion – Monte Madness. The promotion will kick off on 4 November with an Opel ADAM being given away every day for 31 days with a total value of over R7 million!

GMSA Foundation Unpacks the Binding Constraints in Education

27.10.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – In an effort to continually strive for education excellence, the GM South Africa (GMSA) Foundation this week held a colloquium which addressed the binding constraints in education.

Chevrolet Ute Force enjoys 5-a-side soccer

25.10.2016

Matsulu, Mpumalanga – Soccer teams from six local schools, made up of boys and girls recently competed in a 5-a-side soccer festival sponsored by Chevrolet at the Benjamin Primary School in the heart of Mpumalanga.

New Face and Tweaked Rear Suspension for Isuzu KB

03.10.2016

03 October 2016 – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has started delivering a facelifted version of the sixth generation Isuzu KB to approved dealers in Southern Africa. The 2016 Isuzu KB boasts some styling changes to the front fascia and rear tailgate as well as a redesigned instrument gauge cluster.

Opel Astra Named as South African Car of the Year Finalist

27.09.2016

JOHANNESBURG - Opel Astra, the reigning European Car of the Year, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Wesbank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. This is the second successive year in which an Opel has been named COTY finalist in South Africa after ADAM and Corsa were voted as finalists last year.

GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

15.09.2016

DETROIT – General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050.

GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

13.09.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – The best Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu technician in the country hails from Nelson Mandela Bay. Gawie Engelbrecht (30), of Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth, claimed this coveted title during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards.

Already Over 250,000 Orders for New Opel Astra

01.09.2016

Rüsselsheim. “Golden Steering Wheel” winner, “Most Sensible Car” and ultimately “Car of the Year 2016” – since its premiere last year, the new Opel Astra has been winning over experts and the public alike. But not only them: customers also love the youngest generation of the compact class success story. To date, already more than 250,000 orders have been received across Europe for the Astra five-door and Sports Tourer variants.

Opel Starts Production of MOKKA X in Zaragoza

31.08.2016

Zaragoza. Today, Opel celebrated the official start of production of the new MOKKA X in Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, Chairman of the Management Board of Opel Group, drove the first new Opel MOKKA X off the production line. After the ceremony Dr. Neumann took the opportunity to meet union representatives and talk to the workforce during a townhall meeting. In his speech he highlighted the competitiveness of the plant.

GMSA’s HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal for Women

26.08.2016

Port Elizabeth – In the spirit of celebrating women during Women’s Month, General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) human resources (HR) manager launched a journal containing career advice, called Sharing Success.

1934 Chevrolet Still Steals Show

19.08.2016

Johannesburg- When Ben Van Rooyen first laid eyes on a 1934 Chevrolet Master, he knew he would transform the vehicle into the icon it once was.

GMSA’s Second Facility Declared Landfill Free

17.08.2016

Port Elizabeth – With yet another facility being declared landfill free, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is moving closer to the company’s global environmental goal to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020

ISUZU Tops Ipsos Quality Awards

22.07.2016

JOHNNESBURG: Isuzu was named one of the top performing brands by customers in the latest Ipsos Quality Awards for sales and service experience in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment.

Top in Customer Satisfaction: Opel ADAM Takes First in J.D. Power

21.07.2016

Rüsselsheim. In the biggest automobile customer satisfaction survey in Germany – the annual J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) – the Opel ADAM small car received the highest rating. The Opel Insignia claimed a strong fourth place in the midsize class and the Opel Mokka took the bronze medal in the highly competitive compact SUV class. The J.D. Power survey assesses 24 car manufacturers and 68 car models.

General Motors Improve Lives of Primary School Learners

19.07.2016

PORT ELIZABETH - The beloved global icon, Nelson Mandela, once said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’

Distinction: Automotive Brand Award for Opel GT Concept

13.07.2016

Rüsselsheim. The Opel GT Concept, a star at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, continues the brand’s strong concept car tradition and embodies avant-garde design in a purist form. This has now also been recognized by the German Design Council, organizer of the renowned Automotive Brand Contest. The competition’s top-notch jury chose the sportscar of the future in the “Concepts” category for the “Best of Best” award. In addition, there were three more first prizes for Opel: The dealer event “Mission Astra” also received the “Best of Best” award. The personal connectivity and service assistant, Opel OnStar and the new configurator for mobile devices also won in the “Future Mobility & Parts” and “Digital” categories. For the Opel GT Concept Mark Adams, Vice President Opel/Vauxhall Design, will accept the award on September 29 at the Paris Motor Show.

Isuzu KB X-Rider Offers Great Value

05.07.2016

Johannesburg - Isuzu, the bakkie specialists, have added a new special value model to their light commercial vehicle range - the KB X-Rider based on the 250 HO Hi-Rider 4x2 in extended and double cab body styles.

Zero Waste to Landfill for GMSA’s Parts Distribution Centre

15.06.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Parts Distribution Centre (PDC), situated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth, has recently been declared landfill free.

Isuzu Horn Free - A Real Solution for a Real Issue

13.06.2016

Johannesburg – Isuzu has again embarked on an anti-poaching project in partnership with Nkombe Rhino, a non-profit organisation dedicated to wild life conservation, to ensure the safety of the endangered Rhinoceros in the Blue Canyon Conservancy. The conservancy is situated in Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province, which is the epicentre of the rhino poaching epidemic where incidents of poaching occur on a daily basis. The dehorning project which lasted three days targeted 24 rhinoceros which were successfully dehorned.

GMSA Employees Brave the Cold in Aid of Charity

10.06.2016

PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors South Africa employees braved the cold and rainy weather this morning in aid of the annual Community Chest Winter Woolly Week street collection. This initiative forms part of the company’s We Give Back programme which encourages employees to support the local community.

Winter Woolly Week brings warmth during winter

03.06.2016

PORT ELIZABETH– The countdown has begun to the Community Chest’s annual Winter Woolly Week campaign in Nelson Mandela Bay, which commences on Monday, 6 June 2016.

Women Learn Advanced Driving Techniques

02.06.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Safe braking distances, slalom demonstrations, tyre care and defensive driving were among the driving techniques women were taught at the recent advance driving workshop held at Aldo Scribante race track.

General Motors Staff Celebrate Being African

25.05.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Africa Day was celebrated with an array of colour and ethnic fashion at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) head office today.

New 4X4 Fleet and Packages for Isuzu Off-Road Academy

06.05.2016

The Isuzu Off-Road Academy now operates with the new and enhanced Isuzu KB range for all of its Off-Road Driving Courses and Corporate Team Building Experiences. Launched at the end of last year, customers now benefit from a robust range which includes a 4x4 Automatic and a new 2.5-litre DTEQ turbodiesel engine.

#HerzSprung: Opel gets emotional with Mother’s Day Film

04.05.2016

Rüsselsheim. The motto of the new social video for Mother’s Day is, “She gave you your life. Give her this day”. #HerzSprung tells the emotional story of the son who overcomes his greatest fears in order to give his mum an unforgettable day out. For weeks, he fights his vertigo in a parachuting school. As he finally succeeds, he collects his mother from the retirement home and surprises her with a tandem jump.

GMSA Supports Vital Skills Base For the Automotive Industry

29.04.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – As manufacturing industries have become more and more dependent on computerised and robotic machinery, the need to align its skills base has also increased.

Dealers Honoured for Providing Excellent Customer Service

26.04.2016

JOHANNESBURG – Dealers in the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) dealer network who uphold the high standards expected of a dealership were honoured recently during the GMSA Departmental Honours Awards.

European Students Visit General Motors Plant in South Africa

25.04.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – A group of European students studying towards their Masters Degree in International Business gained valuable insights into how vehicles are assembled on a production line, when they visited the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Struandale Plant recently.

GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First Quarter

20.04.2016

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.

Opel’s 2016 European Car of the Year Arrives in South Africa

14.04.2016

Port Elizabeth - Opel’s award-winning eleventh generation Astra which was crowned the 2016 European Car of the Year just last month has reached South African showrooms. The Astra, which arrives at dealers from Friday 15th April, represents a quantum leap for Opel in this segment and will take the brand’s C-segment contender well into the next decade.

Opel Kadett Shows its Steel Half Million Kilometres

13.04.2016

Cape Town – With more than 500 000 kilometers on Gavin Wiseman’s 1996 Opel Kadett, he reckons this trusty car is not just a means of transport, he affectionately refers to his “Opal” (old pal).

First Quarter Opel Sales up by Around 8 Percent in Europe

08.04.2016

Rüsselsheim. Great start to the year for Opel: The brand sold around 303,000 vehicles across Europe in the first quarter – an increase of almost 24,000 vehicles or 8 percent compared to the same period of 2015. Opel has managed to break through the 300,000 new vehicle barrier for the first time in five years thanks to the successful ongoing product offensive. The brand with the Blitz showed a stronger development than the overall European market, which only grew by 5 percent from January to March. Opel’s market share was thus up by around 0.2 percentage points to 6 percent. The company therefore recorded it best first quarter sales figures and market share for five years.

General Motors South Africa Honours Dealers

22.03.2016

DURBAN – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) named their five best dealers in the country over the weekend, at the annual dealer meeting held in Durban.

Isuzu KB Running Strong After 1.5 Million Kilometeres

18.03.2016

OUDTSHOORN – TWENTY years and 1.5 million kilometres later, a 1996 Isuzu KB is still running smoothly.

Key Durban Supports Rural Community With a New School

10.03.2016

DURBAN – A dream to produce matriculants in the Eston community near Durban has finally been realised.

Opel at the Geneva Motor Show: “More Emotional, More Innovative and Stronger than ever Before!”

03.03.2016

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. “Opel is more emotional, more innovative and stronger than ever before. Opel is back,” said Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann when opening the Opel stand (Hall 2, number 2231) at the 86th Geneva Motor Show (open to the public form March 3 to 13) earlier today.

Atlas Security Boosts Local Fleet with Chevrolet Utility

03.03.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Top Port Elizabeth security firm, Atlas Security, recently took ownership of nine Chevrolet Utilities, boosting their fleet to 90.

GMSA February NAAMSA Commentary

02.03.2016

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.

Opel Astra voted “Car of the Year 2016”

01.03.2016

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. The new Opel Astra is “Car of the Year 2016” and therefore the winner of the most renowned award in the industry! The 58-strong jury of automotive journalists from 22 European countries awarded the Astra a total of 309 points.

GM Consolidates its Africa and Middle East Communications

26.02.2016

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.

Enhanced 2016 Chevrolet Captiva Range Offers Great Value

25.02.2016

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.

 

Opel ecoFLEX Engine awarded Powertrain of the Year

24.02.2016

Port Elizabeth – Opel’s three-cylinder ecoFLEX engine has been singled out by South African motoring magazine – CAR – as the best of its ilk.

GMSA Employees Unite to Send Water to Drought Stricken Areas

12.02.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Employees at General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recently joined the nationwide campaign to donate water to people living in drought-stricken areas.

Limited Edition Opel ADAM S Arrives in South Africa.

11.02.2016

Port Elizabeth – Opel has introduced the range topping ADAM S to South Africa with only 50 units allocated to our market. The ADAM S completes the ADAM line-up with the newcomer positioned to attract young buyers who seek a compact and agile car with an overtly performance oriented personality.

Top GM Approved Body Repairers Awarded

09.02.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Well equipped, skilled and highly trained to repair all General Motors vehicles that require collision, scratch and dent repairs.

Opel Records January Sales Increase of over 10 Percent across Europe

09.02.2016

Rüsselsheim. Opel has started the year positively across Europe. New registrations of around 80,000 gave the company its highest January sales figures and market share since 2011. According to preliminary data, sales increased by 7,500 units or 10.4 percent compared to January 2015. Thus, the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker registered significantly more growth than the overall European market (growth of 2.6 percent). Opel’s market share was up by 0.4 percentage points to 5.75 percent.

South African New Vehicle Sales drop to lowest in almost 5 years

02.02.2016

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.

The Opel GT Concept: This is How Sportscars Will Look in Future

27.01.2016

Rüsselsheim. The Opel GT Concept will celebrate its world premiere at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016). This trendsetting sportscar expresses the continuous innovative strength of Opel – breathtaking in its shape, reduced to the bare essentials, pure passion. The thoroughbred athlete with a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive is a direct descendant of the Opel GT and the Monza Concept and takes Opel’s sculptural design philosophy to the next level. The sportscar is avant-garde yet puristic, renounces everything that disturbs the pure form. The GT Concept has no door handles or exterior door mirrors.

GM Increases Earnings Outlook for 2016; Announces Increased Returns to Shareholders

13.01.2016

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.

GMSA Bucks the Industry Trend Again in December

08.01.2016

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.

Walter Martin retires after sixty years on the job

18.12.2015

Port Elizabeth – I have been going to the office for 60 years but I have never worked for a day in my life. I enjoyed every single day.

Care-free, Thanks to Complete Care

17.12.2015

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.

Festive Cheer for Needy Children

17.12.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – “We give back” is the mantra that General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employees live by.

Local Plant Manager to Head Up Manufacturing in Africa

15.12.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) announced the appointment of Clayton Whitaker as Vice President, Manufacturing GM Africa, with immediate effect.

“Car of the Year 2016”: Opel Astra Among Final Seven Contenders

14.12.2015

14 December 2015 - Rüsselsheim. 58 experienced journalists from 22 European countries will decide which vehicle is named European “Car of the Year 2016”. The list of candidates originally contained 35 new models released during the course of this year. The new Opel Astra faced the critical journalists and the 33 rivals at the Tannistest in Denmark. There are no segments in the “Car of the Year” award – the jury will pick a single car that is worthy of the award.

Festive Treat for General Motors Retirees

10.12.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) once again spread some festive cheer to the company’s retirees this year by presenting them with Spar vouchers. A total of 1700 Spar vouchers were distributed to the value of R1.2 million.

General Motors Employees Start New Landscaping Project

10.12.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – Employees at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Parts and Distribution Centre (PDC) got their hands dirty recently when they participated in a new landscaping project.

Opel Corsa Named Best of the Best

08.12.2015

JOHANNESBURG – The exciting new Opel Corsa won the Best of the Best Award in the Best Budget Buy segment by South Africa’s biggest newspaper, The Star. The Corsa surpassed five competitor vehicles to claim top spot going up against the likes of Honda Jazz, Mazda2, Suzuki Celerio, Toyota Aygo and VW Up. The Corsa was awarded for its impressive build quality as well as a more refined and roomy cabin for a B-segment hatchback according to Independent Media’s team of motoring journalists.

Opel Continues to Grow as Industry Softens

03.12.2015

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).

Chevrolet supports Gauteng’s annual Toy Run

30.11.2015

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.

New Opel Astra Wins “2015 Golden Steering Wheel”

17.11.2015

16 November 2015 - Rüsselsheim/Berlin. And the winner is: The Opel Astra. Opel’s new compact class star was recognized at the Oscars of the automotive industry in Berlin, winning the “Golden Steering Wheel” in the compact class. The Astra has only been at dealers since mid-October and has now already reaped this important award making it a true high-flyer. Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and CMO Tina Müller attended the ceremony last week in the Axel-Springer-Haus, with Dr. Neumann accepting the award on behalf of Opel. The “Golden Steering Wheel” is awarded jointly by Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag. A jury consisting of readers, experts and celebrities such as racing legend Walter Röhrl pick the best newcomers of the year after extensive test drives.

Major Milestone for Isuzu Trucks

13.11.2015

MILESTONE: Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) this week celebrated a major milestone when the 30 000th Isuzu truck rolled off the production line at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Kempston Road plant.

South African appointed to head up company’s International Women’s Council

12.11.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – Plans to ensure that the General Motors Women’s Council priorities becomes fully integrated within the company’s overall business strategy is high on the agenda of the newly appointed General Motors International (GMI) chairperson, Denise Van Huyssteen.

Opel ADAM Rocks for Affluent Urban Adventurers

10.11.2015

10 November 2015 – Opel has added a limited edition derivative of the Opel ADAM to its South African line-up, the ADAM Rocks. Inspired by parkour sports, the ADAM Rocks is about self-expression and combines the resilience and agility of a mini-CUV (Cross Utility Vehicle) with the freedom of open air driving. The uniquely charismatic Opel ADAM Rocks, with its tougher and more masculine appearance, is a city sized, rural friendly all-rounder that inspires a whole new breed of urban adventurers.

Major Production Milestone for Chevrolet Utility

06.11.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – The 250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off the production line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth today.

General Motors SA Posts Best Sales Results in 2 Years

03.11.2015

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%.

Chevrolet Take Dreams to Cape Town

02.11.2015

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.

PE Surfer Aims To Break Surfing Record

30.10.2015

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.

GMSA Donates Lifesaving Medical Equipment

26.10.2015

Cape Town – A donation of medical equipment by General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will go a long way in saving the lives of children with respiratory distress and pneumonia at New Somerset Hospital in the Western Cape.

GM Sold 7.2 Million Vehicles in the First Nine Months of 2015

16.10.2015

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.

Ireland Davenport Group appointed To Manage the Iconic Isuzu Brand

16.10.2015

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.

Saatchi & Saatchi Brandsrock Appointed As The Event Management Agency for Chevrolet, Opel & Isuzu

15.10.2015

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.

Working Today? Because the Surf’s up! And the Curves on the Beach are Something Else.

14.10.2015

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.

Thai Diplomats Visit GMSA Struandale Plant

07.10.2015

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.

Chevrolet Posts Best Sales Month of the Year

02.10.2015

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.

Public Protector Encourages Workplace Diversity

30.09.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, today inspired employees of General Motors South Africa (GMSA) when she addressed them on the role of women in the workplace at the GMSA Struandale plant.

GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

18.09.2015

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.

ISUZU’S MY15 KB RANGE: ADDITIONAL PUNCH FOR WORKHORSES, MORE VELVET GLOVE FOR LEISURE MODELS.

17.09.2015

17 September 2015 – South Africa’s foremost bakkie specialist – Isuzu - has broadened the appeal of the iconic KB by adding three carefully-configured derivatives to the range, bringing the tally of models to 18. Newcomers include a two-pedal 4x4 flagship model with features like a class-leading infotainment system and keyless entry and start/stop.

Chevrolet Ute Force plays ball in Mabopane

17.09.2015

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.

Compact Class Future: New Opel Astra

15.09.2015

FRANKFURT - The new Opel Astra makes its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt from September 17 – 27. The model is nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity and premium features, packed in a new, athletic design. Covering over 3,300 square meters, the Astra Galaxy-shaped booth at the autoshow revolves around the next generation of the successful Opel model. Entirely created from a white sheet of paper, the lightweight-design Astra is powered exclusively by newest-generation engines. It features numerous safety and assistance systems that are unrivalled or even make their premiere in this class, such as the groundbreaking glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light system.

GMSA’s top technicians get ready for final round of competition

14.09.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – The final round of General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards takes place in Port Elizabeth this week.

General Motors female employee makes history

11.09.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – A General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employee soared to the top of her field recently when she became the first certified female calibrator on the African Continent.

GMSA wins coveted Environmental Award

10.09.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – Continuous efforts to reduce waste and pollution and to re-use and recycle material from its daily operations have landed General Motors South Africa (GMSA) an award at the recent prestigious Exporter of the Year ceremony

Innovative Green School Opens in Joe Slovo Township

09.09.2015

PORT ELIZABETH: Children from the Silindokuhle Crèche in the impoverished Joe Slovo Township today received a major boost towards their education in the form of a newly built school.

South African Women love Opel

04.09.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – The Opel brand received high recognition today in the 2015 Women’s Car of the Year Awards for best car in the hatchback and multipurpose vehicle (MPV) categories.

General Motors August sales increase versus July, bucking the industry trend

02.09.2015

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.

GMSA Foundation wins prestigious Govan Mbeki Award

27.08.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – The Fairview Link housing project initiated by the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Foundation recently scooped the coveted Govan Mbeki award when it was named best Social Housing Project in South Africa.

General Motors empowers female employees

25.08.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – As August marks Women’s Month, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) proudly reflects on the activities of the company’s Women’s Council, a year after launching the initiative.

Five door Corsa Sport Joins Opel’s line up of new Germans

04.08.2015

4 AUGUST 2015 –A resurgent Opel continues with its new product offensive which began locally in January this year with the introduction of the Opel ADAM and the Opel Corsa in February and the Opel Mokka in March. The next addition to the new Germans is a derivative of the new Opel Corsa, a 5 door 110 kW hatchback aimed at the enthusiastic driver.

Opel Continues To Grow In SA

04.08.2015

PORT ELIZABETH – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 4 947 vehicles, achieving a market share of 9.1%.

Isuzu KB stands the test of time

29.07.2015

PORT ELIZABTH - WITH more than 720 000 kilometers on the odometer, Ryno Jonker’s Isuzu KB 250 is still as reliable as when he first bought it eleven years ago.

Chevrolet Ute Force heads to the Kalahari

28.07.2015

Rietfontein, Mier – Teachers from eight local schools in the Kalahari recently participated in coaching clinics facilitated by the Dreamfields Project.

GMSA Pledges Support To People With Disabilities

22.07.2015

PORT ELIZABETH– General Motors South Africa (GMSA) today pledged its support towards helping people with disabilities by participating in the annual fundraising event hosted by the Association for the Physically Disabled (APD), dubbed Wheelchair Wednesday. GMSA’s Tanya van Rensburg volunteered to spend four hours in a wheelchair to experience the challenges that people with disabilities face every day. Van Rensburg, an Human Resources Planning Coordinator, was assisted by GMSA’s Benefits and Services Manager, Malaine Hop Hing.

Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu Go the Extra Mile with Complete Care

22.07.2015

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.

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