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Spark Pronto fleet for Top SecurityChevrolet Spark awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

24.02.2014

24 FEBRUARY 2014 – The Chevrolet Spark Pronto has been making waves in its segment since launch and has been noticed by fleet owners, especially in the security industry. In February, one of South Africa’s leading security companies, Top Security, took delivery of a brand-new fleet of 30 Chevrolet Spark Pronto units from Imperial GM Germiston on Tuesday 18 February.

 

General Motors names Best Dealers for 2013

23.02.2014

PORT ELIZABETH – Three Kwazulu Natal dealers took top honours in General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) annual Dealer Honours Awards at an event held at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth last night.

Opel in 2013 again sold more than one million cars globally

30.01.2014

30 JANUARY 2014 – Rüsselsheim. General Motors has published its global sales figures for 2013 and Opel is among the winners. The Rüsselsheim based manufacturer continues to be the second largest brand of General Motors and strengthened its position as the third-strongest passenger car brand in Europe according to preliminary figures.

Chevrolet Spark awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

24.01.2014

24 January 2014 – The Chevrolet Spark has been named as the first-ever supermini to win the coveted IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick award in the United States.

Chevrolet Achieves Record Global Sales in 2013

14.01.2014

DETROIT – Chevrolet sold a record 4,984,126 million vehicles around the world in 2013.

Chevrolet MyLink headlines Sonic RS launch

14.01.2014

14 JANUARY 2014 – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is due to introduce the all-new Chevrolet Sonic RS next month and with it, the exciting new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system. Comprising a host of smart features, the MyLink system is moving Chevrolet vehicles quickly forward in the in-car technology stakes. MyLink is fitted as standard on the new Sonic RS and features as an optional extra on 2014 Sonic LS models, giving the Sonic range a competitive edge in the B-segment.

GMSA Continues Drive for Greener Manufacturing

11.12.2013

PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is putting ‘greener’ cars on the road, thanks to significant reductions in the energy used to manufacture each vehicle – an achievement recognised recently with ENERGY STAR certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for both its Port Elizabeth plants.

GMSA Employees Spread Christmas Cheer at Missionvale Care Centre

10.12.2013

PORT ELIZABETH – In the spirit of giving back and spreading some festive season cheer to those less fortunate, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employees donated Christmas gifts and entertained more than 200 children at the Missionvale Care Centre Academy.

GMSA Foundation Receive Impumelelo Platinum Award

10.12.2013

Port Elizabeth - A unique housing project in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, that bridges the affordability gap in home ownership for low- and middle-income earners, has been recognised with an Impumelelo Platinum Award for its initiator and seed funder, the GM South Africa (GMSA) Foundation.

General Motors South Africa Overview

10.12.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of internationally based General Motors Company. With its head office and assembly plants in Port Elizabeth, the company began distributing Chevrolet vehicles since 1913 and began manufacturing in 1926.

DEMAND FOR NEW MOTOR VEHICLES SLOWS AS YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE

02.12.2013

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.

GMSA Awards 10 Suppliers with Global Quality Award

28.11.2013

PORT ELIZABETH – GENERAL Motors South Africa (GMSA) recognised 10 automotive component manufacturers who demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the past 12 months, at a dinner held in Port Elizabeth on Thursday (21 November 2013).

GMSA Takes Top Honours in Ipsos Quality Awards

28.11.2013

PORT ELIZABETH – GENERAL Motors South Africa’s continued strides to deliver great products and outstanding customer service have been recognised with seven awards – five in first place – in the 2013 Ipsos Quality Awards.

Turbo power for Chevrolet Cruze

27.11.2013

27 NOVEMBER 2013 – The Chevrolet Cruze Hatch and Sedan ranges in South Africa have been given new life with the addition of turbocharged derivatives of both body styles. Marking the first time turbocharged Chevrolets have been available in South Africa, the new turbo models also usher in minor detail upgrades and a refreshed model line-up.

Health and Wellness Awards

19.11.2013

PORT ELIZABETH – An initiative to transfer big business best practices in health and wellness to small and medium enterprises has delivered a trio of positive results.

MOTOR INDUSTRY LOSES FURTHER MOMENTUM IN THE WAKE OF THIRD QUARTER STRIKE ACTION

01.11.2013

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.

Locally-engineered Isuzu Bakkies Pop Out of the Box at JIMS

17.10.2013

Creativity has been taken a step further at the Isuzu stand at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show, as the brand has created a selection of special KB bakkies, showing off the customisation options available for the KB.

Chevrolet Flexes Muscles at JIMS2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show

17.10.2013

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.

Stylish New Opel Mokka and ADAM Give Glimpse of Opel Future at JIMS

17.10.2013

The 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is playing host to a number of important new Opel models, each of which gives a taste of what the brand currently offers and what is set to come in the future.

Sonic RS at JIMS

08.10.2013

Port Elizabeth, 8 October 2013 – With just over a week to go until the General Motors South Africa stand at the Johannesburg International Motor Show buzzes with media activity, the forthcoming Chevrolet Sonic RS has been announced as one of the stars of the show. Forming part of an exclusive special vehicle twosome for the Show, the Sonic RS is the new jewel in the Sonic range.

Latest Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu Models to Star at JIMS

02.10.2013

Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu have pulled out all stops to impress show goers at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will once again have a fully interactive stand in Hall 7, with the latest models from all three of the company’s brands on display.

VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

01.10.2013

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.

GMSA Announces the Appointment of New Vehicle Sales Service and Marketing Vice President

05.09.2013

Today General Motors South Africa announced the appointment of Brian Olson (43 years old) into the position of Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing (VSSM) for the company’s operations in South Africa.

GM’s Childlife Foundation Touches Lives of Children at Lebone Centre

03.09.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) cares about the community in which it operates. This became evident yet again when Kenrich Motors, a GM Dealership in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, through the GM Childlife Foundation, invested R150 000 to build a new multi-purpose classroom for the Lebone Centre.

GM’s Childlife Foundation Builds Hope for Talhado Children’s Haven

02.09.2013

The children and staff at Talhado Children’s Haven had good reason to celebrate recently when General Motors South Africa (GMSA), through its Childlife Foundation, assisted them with R170 000 to build a new classroom for their school.

VEHICLE SALES DIP AFTER PROLONGED PERIOD OF GROWTH

02.09.2013

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.

GM Increases ENERGY STAR® Challenge Plants to 63

21.08.2013

Nine new facilities and 22 repeat achievers cut energy by average of 23 percent

Chevrolet Aveo takes category win in Women’s COTY

21.08.2013

Over 30 000 women as well as some of South Africa’s top female motoring journalists have voted the Chevrolet Aveo Hatch as the winner of the ‘Value for Money’ category in the 2013 Women’s Car of the Year competition. The five-door hatchback has out-paced formidable rivals in the hotly-contested sub-compact segment, proving its worth yet again as a sensible, budget-friendly buy.

New Opel Astra sedan on its way

21.08.2013

Port Elizabeth – General Motors today announced the imminent arrival of the all-new Opel Astra sedan. Complementing the existing range of Astra hatchbacks, the new sedan marks the return of the four-door Opel Astra to South Africa.

Chevrolet Spark brings SimDrive students into reality

12.08.2013

Port Elizabeth, 12 August 2013 – General Motors South Africa has sponsored a Chevrolet Spark to SimDrive, a new-age driving school which uses virtual simulation to teach students the ins and outs of driving before they turn the key to a real vehicle and drive on real South African roads.

Chevrolet’s Iconic Bowtie Celebrates 100th AnniversaryGMSA’s 67 Minutes for Madiba

08.08.2013

Free State – August 8, 2013: Today the Chevrolet Ute Force initiative announced its partnership with Dreamfields, a soccer development project focused on uplifting communities across South Africa. The Indestructible Spirit Project was launched by Chevrolet at two schools in the Free State Province, with support from local government.

OPC Power App unlocks extra performance

31.07.2013

The 206 kW Opel Astra OPC has established itself as a powerful, dynamic, sure-footed and practical hot hatch – Opel’s FlexRide performance chassis and HiPerStrut adjustable dampers combined with the OPC’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, seating for five, a big boot and limited-slip front differential make any driver feel at home behind the wheel. Now Opel is taking the OPC experience one step further with the introduction of an in-vehicle telemetry app for Apple devices.

GMSA Enhances Customer Experience with New AA Partnership

26.07.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has joined forces with South Africa’s largest roadside assistance organisation; the Automobile Association (AA) to provide roadside assistance and related services for owners and drivers of Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu vehicles.

GMSA CONTINUES DRIVE FOR BETTER EDUCATION WITH DESK DELIVERY IN PORT ELIZABETH

24.07.2013

Learners at a disadvantaged primary school in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, will have a better chance at education thanks to a donation of Kommunity Desks from General Motors South Africa (GMSA) and Isuzu today (Wednesday 24 July 2013).

Chevrolet’s Iconic Bowtie Celebrates 100th AnniversaryGMSA’s 67 Minutes for Madiba

19.07.2013

DETROIT – Chevrolet’s globally recognized bowtie celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with 25 product launches helping the symbol find new roads around the world despite an origin that is still uncertain.

GMSA’s 67 Minutes for Madiba

18.07.2013

Port Elizabeth – General Motors South Africa (GMSA), along with employees from GM dealer Williams Hunt PE and players from the Chevrolet Warriors Cricket Team, visited the Esinelitha Day Care Centre in Walmer, Port Elizabeth today to carry out volunteer work in support of Nelson Mandela Day and the 67 Minutes for Madiba campaign.

Opel Fan Wins Trip to German Autobahn

17.07.2013

Mr Jacques Oosthuizen, a Johannesburg based Opel fan has won the ultimate prize in Opel’s ‘Wir Leben Autobahn’ game, a racing competition held over a period of three months on the Opel Facebook Page. Oosthuizen and a friend will visit the home of Opel and experience a drive on the German Autobahn, one of the only roads in the world with no specific speed limit.

GM Appoints New Planning Manager for Africa Operations

08.07.2013

Dominic Rimmer, currently GM South Africa Isuzu Program & Powertrain Planning Manager, has been appointed to the new position of General Manager, Planning & Program Management for GM Africa. In this new role, Rimmer will have overall responsibility for the company's planning and program management efforts across the region.

GM South Africa Appoints New Product Communications Manager

04.07.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lunga Ntsendwana as Product Communications Manager effective 1 August. Ntsendwana studied Media, Communications and Culture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) before joining General Motors as a graduate-in-training in 2007. He has held various positions within the communications department including a short term assignment in 2011 in Australia and at GM’s International Operations Head Quarters in Shanghai, China.

Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition on its way to SA

01.07.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) today announced that the Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition will be making its South African debut this October. Available in limited numbers, the Nürburgring Edition will not only be a rare sight on local roads but as part of an international limited edition production run, the Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition is one of the most exclusive Opels ever built.

Vehicle Sales Remain Positive But Trend Towards More Realistic Growth Expectations

01.07.2013

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.

EXTRA TRADING DAYS AND SUPPORT FROM RENTAL MARKET UNDERPIN VEHICLE SALES IN JULY

01.07.2013

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.

GM Awards R6 Billion Export Programme to Local Unit

27.06.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa, has been awarded a R6 billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America.

BLG Logistics of South Africa (PTY) Ltd wins GMSA Supplier of the Year 2012 Award

26.06.2013

BLG Logistics of South Africa (Pty) Ltd won the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) award as overall Supplier of the Year for 2012 at a function held in Port Elizabeth this Tuesday.

Chevrolet renews partnership with Warriors cricket team

26.06.2013

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.

Biography: Ian Nicholls GM South Africa Vice President Operations

20.06.2013

Ian Nicholls was appointed GM South Africa Vice President, Operations, effective 01 June 2013. Based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, he is responsible for the manufacturing, purchasing, quality, planning and vehicle sales, service and marketing operations of GM South Africa. He reports directly to Mario A. Spangenberg, President of GM’s Africa operations.

General Motors Appoints New Leadership Team for Africa Operations.

20.06.2013

General Motors has announced a number of appointments which are geared at strengthening the company’s operations in Africa:

GM receives most Initial Quality Awards among automakers

20.06.2013

Eight segment award recipients with a total 15 models in top three of their segments

Enhanced Chevrolet Captiva for 2013 Model Year

10.06.2013

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.

Chevrolet and Isuzu Excel at 2013 Ipsos Quality Awards for Sales and Service Experience

10.06.2013

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.

Isuzu KB Offers Enhanced Value as Range Expands

10.06.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has added five new model derivatives to its already comprehensive all-new Isuzu KB range. The new models focus on increasing the value for money for Isuzu KB owners.

Vehicle Sales For May Continue To Experience Support Ahead Of Expectations

03.06.2013

“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.

GMSA set to distribute 3 000 Kommunity Desks as part of 2013 Rally to Read

17.05.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will be making a valuable contribution towards education in South Africa with the donation of 3 000 Kommunity Desks to needy schools during the Eastern Cape leg of the 2013 Rally to Read project. This takes the total Kommunity desks handed over through the Company to over 14 000 by the end of 2013.

Chevrolet Trailblazer – unlimited family fun!

16.05.2013

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.

Isuzu gives another helping hand to the Kommunity

15.05.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) today handed over four brand new Isuzu KB250 D-TEQ Double Cab 4x4 LE bakkies to the Kommunity Group with which GMSA has had a sponsorship project on the go for the last two years. Tying in with the launch of the all-new, sixth-generation Isuzu KB, the Kommunity Group initiative will now continue to change the lives of thousands of South Africans with the tough, dependable style only an Isuzu can deliver.

All Roads Lead to NAMPO with Isuzu and Chevrolet

14.05.2013

Isuzu and Chevrolet are taking to the road on a trip through central South Africa to showcase the presence, capability and comfort of the all new Isuzu KB and Chevrolet Trailblazer. General Motors South Africa's newest vehicles will team up to demonstrate their formidable off-road capabilities and comfort at the largest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, the Nasionale Mielie Produsente Organasie (NAMPO).

Local is lekker: new Isuzu KB tailored locally for real tough South Africans

09.05.2013

What happens when you give a team of highly-qualified and specialised designers and engineers the opportunity to custom-design and engineer a new vehicle for a specific market, with localised production and engineering facilities at their beck and call?

Local is lekker: new Chevrolet Spark is built in SA for South Africans

02.05.2013

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’.

GM is First Automaker to Sign ‘Climate Declaration’

02.05.2013

DETROIT – General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business.

New 6th generation Isuzu KB leads with innovative Trailview

25.04.2013

Following the successful launch of the all-new 6th generation Isuzu KB, General Motors South Africa has also launched an innovative new interactive product which integrates the new KB’s legendary off-road capabilities with technological innovation to provide off-road enthusiasts with a whole new approach to off-road driving.

February Vehicle Sales Provide More Realistic View Of Market Conditions

04.03.2013

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.

Opel Astra Hatch Range Refreshed And Repositioned For 2013

01.03.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has introduced a number of styling and specification changes across the Opel Astra Hatch range. These revisions impact on exterior styling, interior trim, and revised technical specifications in line with local preferences. Along with these changes comes an aggressive new pricing structure that builds on an already excellent value proposition.

General Motors South Africa Recognises Dealer Partners At Gala Dinner

27.02.2013

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) held its annual Dealer Honours Awards at the Zimbali Resort in Durban on Friday 22 February.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Named As the Top Large SUV In Car Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys

22.02.2013

Auction of first retail production model to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Motor Vehicle Sales Surprise in January

04.02.2013

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.

Chevrolet Next-Gen MyLink Wins CNET Best-of-CES Award

14.01.2013

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.

Chevrolet Expands Global Reach with Record 2012 Sales

14.01.2013

DETROIT – Chevrolet, the world’s-fastest growing major automotive brand, sold more than 4.95 million vehicles in 2012, setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) global sales to more than 9.2 million vehicles, a 2.9 percent gain compared with 2011.

Corvette Stingray Convertible to Debut at Geneva

14.01.2013

Auction of first retail production model to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Motor Industry Ends 2012 On A Positive Note With Growth Of 9.2%

09.01.2013

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.

Chevrolet Will ‘Find New Roads’ as Brand Grows Globally

09.01.2013

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 Invests almost R2m in SA Communities

14.12.2012

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.

GMSA Employees Sharpen Skills Ahead of 6th Generation Isuzu KB Launch

13.12.2012

520 General Motors South Africa (GMSA) assembly workers spent the first two weeks of December undergoing training at the Eastcape Training Centre (ETC) in Port Elizabeth. The employees who work at the Port Elizabeth Struandale Assembly Plant where the company builds the Isuzu KB, Chevrolet Utility, and Chevrolet Spark undertook training focused on the company’s Global Manufacturing System (GMS).

GMSA Employees Sharpen Skills Ahead of 6th Generation Isuzu KB Launch

13.12.2012

520 General Motors South Africa (GMSA) assembly workers spent the first two weeks of December undergoing training at the Eastcape Training Centre (ETC) in Port Elizabeth. The employees who work at the Port Elizabeth Struandale Assembly Plant where the company builds the Isuzu KB, Chevrolet Utility, and Chevrolet Spark undertook training focused on the company’s Global Manufacturing System (GMS).

Key Leadership Changes at General Motors South Africa

04.12.2012

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Astbury, currently GMSA Vice President Aftersales, to the position of GMSA Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (GPSC). John Astbury takes over from Evan Dold, currently GMSA Vice President GPSC, who will retire after 20 years of dedicated service to the company.

GAINS IN VEHICLE SALES CONTINUE BUT AT A SLOWER PACE

04.12.2012

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.

GM Leads in Energy Reduction Challenge, Saves $90 Million

04.12.2012

DETROIT – General Motors now has 54 facilities meeting a voluntary energy reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – more than any company worldwide. GM saves $90 million in energy costs as a result.

Chevrolet Ute Force powers Lighthouse Run, spotlighting woman and child abuse

20.11.2012

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.

 

GMSA Scores Well In Ipsos Quality Awards 2012

12.11.2012

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 helps Sparrow Rainbow Village to continue helping children

07.11.2012

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.

Vehicle Sales Remain Steady Through October

02.11.2012

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) achieved a market share of 11,6% with 6 716 sales in a total vehicle market of 57 845 units in October as reported by NAAMSA. While up on September sales the vehicle market continued to show a softer growth trend than that experienced during the first eight months of the year.

Opel Meriva 1.4T Cosmo Named As A Finalist In The South African Guild Of Motoring Journalists’ 2013 Car Of The Year Awards

29.10.2012

Opel’s new Meriva, launched into the South African market in March of this year, has been named as one of 12 finalists in the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ (SAGMJ) COTY (Car Of The Year) competition sponsored by Wesbank. Now in its 28th year, The Guild’s COTY competition is the most prestigious motor vehicle award in South Africa.

Chevrolet Shares One World Futbol Dream with Western Cape Learners

22.10.2012

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 Delivers Eighth Straight Quarter of Record Sales

16.10.2012

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.

Update For Chevrolet Lumina Sedan And Ute

05.10.2012

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.

GROWTH IN VEHICLE SALES LEVELS OFF IN SEPTEMBER

02.10.2012

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.

50 Bells: A Ruby Anniversary

28.09.2012

The near-century old history of Isuzu reveals its founding fathers as being pioneers in the Japanese motor industry. Forty years ago General Motors South African began local production of Isuzu-based light commercial vehicles, an activity that has since grown from strength to strength in establishing the brand as one of the country’s major players.

Chevrolet at the Paris Motor Show

27.09.2012

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.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorses the GM South Africa Lapdesk initiative

17.09.2012

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.

Chevrolet Celebrates 200 000 Units Production Milestone for Utility

14.09.2012

The production team at GM South Africa’s Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth celebrated a production milestone of 200 000 Chevrolet Utilities today.

 

Entreposto Auto launches new General Motors showroom in Mozambique

12.09.2012

Entreposto Auto launches new General Motors showroom in Mozambique

Chevrolet Goes Gold With Natalie du Toit

11.09.2012

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.

Kevin Wale to Retire as Leader of GM China Operations

11.09.2012

SHANGHAI – Kevin Wale, president, GM China, and chief country operations officer, China, India and ASEAN, has announced that he will retire Oct. 31. Bob Socia, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, will succeed Wale, effective Oct. 1.

Expect The Unexpected Following Strong Vehicle Sales In August

04.09.2012

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recorded sales of 6 169 vehicles in August out of a total reported by NAAMSA of 56 253 for the month for an 11% share of the total market.

Chevrolet Trax all set for world premiere in Paris

14.08.2012

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.

Chevrolet Spark 1.2 Campus Joins GMSA’S Locally Manufactured Small Car Range

08.08.2012

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 Sales in China Set July Record

06.08.2012

SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold a July record 199,503 vehicles in China, a 15.1 percent increase from last year’s previous high for the month.

Motor Industry Enters Second Half Of Year On A Sound Note

02.08.2012

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.

The World through the Windshield of a Mini-Car

01.08.2012

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.

GM and Manchester United Announce Chevrolet as Shirt Sponsor

30.07.2012

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.

GM Developing Wireless Pedestrian Detection Technology

27.07.2012

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.

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