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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The all-new Opel Astra GTC comes to South Africa fresh from its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show just weeks ago ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The Johannesburg International Motor Show, to be held from 6 - 16 October 2011, was launched today at a function at the Johannesburg Expo Centre ...
The motor industry welcomed the start of the new year with a strong sales performance in January. NAAMSA sales statistics released today ...
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 ...
London/Rüsselsheim - Singer/songwriter Katie Melua, one of the world’s top music stars, is Opel’s new brand ambassador ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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’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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 continues to occupy an important part of GM South Africa's future and is in fact our largest brand in this market.
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 ...
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.
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.
The new Corsa from Opel has all the ingredients to capture the imagination of buyers...
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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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.