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Opel Group CEO Dr. Neumann Announces All-new Next Generation Opel Astra

08.05.2015

Rüsselsheim. Continuing an eight-decade long tradition of Opel compact models, Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann will unveil the all-new Astra at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September this year. Until then, only fully camouflaged engineering development prototypes will be seen, but Dr. Neumann promises that the new Astra will feature striking design, high efficiency and an abundance of innovations.

GM celebrates 500 million global production milestone

06.05.2015

Port Elizabeth: This week General Motors celebrates 500 million vehicles built globally over the past 106 years – the most by any automaker to date.

New Germans lead GMSA sales push

05.05.2015

05 May 2015 – April NAAMSA new vehicles sales showed a decrease of 10 913 units vs March 2015. Total industry volume was 44 503 units, down 3.3 percent vs April 2014. The main factor behind the significantly lower sales this April was the number of public holidays.

Opel Continues to Grow in Europe

09.04.2015

Rüsselsheim. Opel is on the right track: with 279,306 new registrations in the first quarter of 2015, the automaker’s sales were considerably higher than the same year-ago period according to preliminary figures. The sales increase of around 8,500 cars is a plus of 3.1 percent. With this, Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall grew slightly more than the overall European vehicle market‘s 2.8 percent increase. The automaker was also able to continue its positive market share trend from 2013 and 2014, slightly increasing it over the same year-ago period to 5.83 percent.

GMSA increases market share in March on back of strong performance from Isuzu KB and Chevrolet Utility.

02.04.2015

02 April 2015 – March total industry sales came in at 55 449 vehicles, an increase of 3113 vehicles compared to February. This growth was driven mainly by strong sales in light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

Bold new Opel Mokka enters growing compact SUV segment

16.03.2015

16 MARCH 2015 – The all-new Opel Mokka – Opel’s first-ever sub-compact SUV – makes its South African debut at the end of March. Mokka, which has received unprecedented international acclaim with orders in Europe in 2014 easily surpassing the 240 000 units mark, is the third of the ‘new Germans’ from Opel to be launched in South Africa in just three months.

Increased market share for GMSA as market improves

03.03.2015

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.

Winning LISOF students grab Opel ADAM

18.02.2015

18 FEBRUARY 2015 – Six talented students from the LISOF School of Fashion will experience a drive in the new Opel ADAM, South Africa’s latest urban trend-setter.

Fifth-generation Opel Corsa arrives in South Africa

17.02.2015

17 FEBRUARY 2015 – The all new fifth generation Opel Corsa will reach Opel dealerships in South Africa in March. The local introduction comes just four months after the Corsa’s international premier at last year’s Paris Motor Show.

New Opel Corsa OPC: fifth-generation athlete

11.02.2015

11 February 2015 - Rüsselsheim. Regardless of whether it’s being thrown around the Green Hell or cruising slowly down the street in the urban jungle – the new Opel Corsa OPC is at home on all terrain. The new Corsa OPC combines extreme uncompromising athleticism with outstanding suitability for everyday use. The roughly four-metre long powerhouse impresses with its high-torque, 152 kW, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, agile handling and not least with its sporty looks. The new Corsa OPC will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15, 2015).

15 years of OPC – Opel sports cars for the road

28.01.2015

28 JANUARY 2015 – Rüsselsheim. In the 15 years since the first Opel received an OPC badge, the abbreviation, which is short for Opel Performance Centre, has come to represent excitement and passion for fans of the German brand. For each OPC model the company has built, Opel has combined its motorsport knowledge to develop dynamic high performance cars for the road using technology transferred from the world of motorsports.

Opel Corsa wins prestigious AUTOBEST 2015 award

26.01.2015

26 JANUARY 2015 – Rüsselsheim. Just three months after its European launch, Opel has already received over 55 000 orders for the fifth generation Corsa. In addition to the enthusiastic reception from European buyers, the Corsa has been recognised by a panel of judges who have bestowed it with the AUTOBEST 2015 award.

Opel Announces Competitive Pricing for Opel ADAM

23.01.2015

23 JANUARY 2015 – Following a highly-successful media launch in December 2014 and various activations which followed around the country, the all-new Opel ADAM reaches General Motors South Africa (GMSA) dealerships at the end of January 2015.

Opel sells almost 1.1 million vehicles in 2014

09.01.2015

09 JANUARY 2015 – Rüsselsheim. In spite of the difficult economic environment, 2014 ended on a high for Opel with the carmaker recording its best sales figures in recent years. According to preliminary figures, the company delivered around 1.076 million vehicles in Europe last year. This is equivalent to an increase of 35 000 cars or three percent. Opel thereby outgrew the overall European market which only registered growth of two percent. Opel’s share of the overall European vehicle market was up for the second year running – by 0.1 percentage points to 5.74 percent. Opel achieved its best sales figures and market share since 2011.

Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu October Sales Performance

03.11.2014

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.

Top Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu Technicians showcase their skills

23.09.2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Opel’s Most Powerful Astra Ever Debuts In South Africa

12.02.2013

GM Africa has added Opel’s top performance Astra OPC, the most powerful production Astra produced to date, to its passenger vehicle range. The Astra OPC compliments the Corsa OPC in the Opel range in South Africa to offer buyers a high performance option in both the small and compact hatch sectors.

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.

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.

GM Reports Net Income of $1.7 Billion

09.11.2011

DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.7 billion, or $1.03 per fully-diluted share. In the third quarter of 2010, GM’s net income attributable to common stockholders was $2.0 billion, or $1.20 per fully-diluted share.

OPEL MERIVA OFFERS STYLE INNOVATION AND FLEXIBILITY

06.10.2011

Innovative, flexible and stylish - words that sum up the second generation Opel Meriva. Elegantly styled and packed with an array of innovative features, this new compact MPV from Opel is engineered to optimise the flexibility and ease of use of ...

OPEL CORSA OPC

06.10.2011

Founded in 1997, the operating brief for the Opel Perfomance Centre (OPC) is quite simple: Explore and expand Opel technology to its performance boundaries to produce a range of exclusive high-performance cars that offer superior driving ...

OPEL ASTRA GTC – FRESH FROM WORLD DEBUT AT FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

06.10.2011

The all-new Opel Astra GTC comes to South Africa fresh from its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show just weeks ago ...

Excitement for Opel fans at Johannesburg International Motor Show

15.09.2011

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will provide Opel fans with an exciting preview of two new models, both tipped to become available locally in the not too distant future, at the Johannesburg International Motor Show ...

GM Reports Net Income of $3.2 Billion (R21.4 billion)

05.05.2011

DETROIT – General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) today announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.2 billion (R 21.4 billion), or $1.77 (R11.86) per fully-diluted share, marking the company’s fifth consecutive profitable quarter ...

Opel Lays Foundation Stone for new Szentgotthárd Engine Plant

14.04.2011

Szentgotthárd. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and GM Europe President Nick Reilly laid the foundation stone for a new Opel/Vauxhall engine plant in Szentgotthárd in southwest Hungary ...

GM Announces CFO Transition

10.03.2011

DETROIT – General Motors Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell today announced that he will leave the company April 1, 2011, having completed the largest public offering in history and stabilizing the company’s financial operations.

Speech By The President Of NAAMSA, Mr David Powels

03.02.2011

The Johannesburg International Motor Show, to be held from 6 - 16 October 2011, was launched today at a function at the Johannesburg Expo Centre ...

Strong Start To 2011 For Vehicle Sales

02.02.2011

The motor industry welcomed the start of the new year with a strong sales performance in January. NAAMSA sales statistics released today ...

NEW CORSA COLOUR EDITION FROM OPEL

22.11.2010

General Motors South Africa has announced a refreshing newcomer in the Opel Corsa range, the Corsa Colour Edition. Targeted at a youthful and exuberant audience the Corsa Colour Edition offers individuality in styling with a distinctive attitude ...

Singer Katie Melua is Opel’s New Brand Ambassador

17.11.2010

London/Rüsselsheim - Singer/songwriter Katie Melua, one of the world’s top music stars, is Opel’s new brand ambassador ...

OPEL ASTRA 1.4T ENJOY PLUS NAMED AS CAR OF THE YEAR FINALIST

26.10.2010

The new Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy Plus was today named as one of 10 finalists in the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car Of The Year (COTY) competition ...

NEW ASTRA – A NEXT GENERATION 5-DOOR HATCH FROM OPEL

28.09.2010

Sporty good looks, superb comfort, dynamic handling, innovative technology for the segment and a new level of fuel efficiency provide the ingredients for the all new Opel Astra that is set to re-energise this iconic Opel brand in South Africa ...

NEW OPEL ASTRA SET FOR EARLY ARRIVAL

08.09.2010

Exciting product news from General Motors South Africa is that the all new Opel Astra is set for an earlier than expected arrival in South Africa ...

OPEL CORSA UTILITY ACHIEVES 100 000 SALES

22.06.2010

Eagerly anticipated prior to its launch in August 2004, the new generation Opel Corsa Utility immediately went into a back order position as buyers ...

OPEL CORSA HATCH RECEIVES UPGRADED DRIVE TRAIN

21.06.2010

Opel’s popular B-segment hatch, the Corsa 1.4 Enjoy, Essentia and 1.4 Sport are now available in South Africa with an upgraded drive train ...

SPORTY NEW ASTRA TO JOIN GMSA’S OPEL LINE UP IN 2011

20.04.2010

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced that it will be introducing the new Opel Astra to South Africa in the first quarter of 2011 ...

Corsa Utility takes top honours in Quality Survey

11.11.2009

General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Corsa Utility has once again taken top honours in the Synovate Quality Awards for 2009 in the half ton light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment ...

German delegation visit GMSA

10.11.2009

A business delegation from Bremen in Germany visited General Motors South Africa’s vehicle conversion and distribution centre (VCDC) in Aloes today as part of their business meetings in the city. The delegation showed keen interest in the operations of BLG ...

 

Opel Statement

02.04.2009

Opel continues to occupy an important part of GM South Africa's future and is in fact our largest brand in this market.

GMSA introduces five door Corsa Sport

31.03.2009

General Motors South Africa has launched a turbo charged 1.6 litre Opel Corsa Sport 5 door to round off the Corsa range in South Africa. The new model is a dynamic and versatile hatch that packs a 1.6 litre turbo-charged and inter-cooled engine delivering ...

Opel Corsa Utility receives recognition for Customer Satisfaction

21.01.2009

2009 has started off on a high note for General Motors South Africa’s Corsa Utility which has been recognised in two customer satisfaction surveys conducted by JD Power and Associates.

Opel Corsa Utility best quality compact pickup

22.01.2008

The Opel Corsa utility was named top performing vehicle in the compact pickup segment in the J.D Power and Associates/CAR Magazine 2007 South Africa Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Study released yesterday.

Press kit: Opel Corsa

01.11.2007

The new Corsa from Opel has all the ingredients to capture the imagination of buyers...

NEW CORSA WINS ONE AWARD AFTER ANOTHER

19.01.2007

The new Corsa was yesterday named Car of the Year 2007 and Best Supermini by the renowned British consumer magazine “What Car?” The Corsa beat 14 category winners to take the top honours, adding to its rapidly growing list of European awards.

OPEL BUILDS MOST POWERFUL CORSA EVER

09.01.2007

Opel has shifted into top gear with the new Corsa. Following the successful market launch of the bestseller’s fourth generation, Opel now sends the sporty top version on to the road. The OPC model is the quintessential expression of the…

 

GM Adds Striking Tigra to the Opel Stable

25.07.2005

The Opel range has been boosted with the addition of a sporty two-seater, the Opel Tigra TwinTop, which was unveiled to South African motoring journalists over the past weekend.

 

Opel Meriva Is Editors' Choice

15.06.2005

ONE of Spain’s leading motoring magazine – Autopista – has selected the Opel Meriva 1,7 CDTI as its vehicle of choice following a recent comparison test involving two of the Meriva’s two closest local rivals.

 

Opel Humewood Golf Festival

02.03.2005

The Opel Humewood Golf Festival, jointly sponsored by GM South Africa and the Humewood Golf Club, will take place from the 9th to the 12th of March 2005. The event will be held at the Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth, the top ranked course in the Eastern Cape. With this year’s event open to all affiliated golfers, it is expected to attract around 800 entrants from around the country and from abroad.

 

Opel Wins Awards

29.11.2004

2004 has been a phenomenal year for Opel, which has had a successful run in the European market and in the process, has also notched up a number of awards.

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