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Opel Astra grabs Overall Best of the Best Award.


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


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.

Opel on Course for Growth – One Million Sales Already Reached


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


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!


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!

Opel Astra Named as South African Car of the Year Finalist


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.

Already Over 250,000 Orders for New Opel Astra


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


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.

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


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.

Distinction: Automotive Brand Award for Opel GT Concept


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.

Best Dealer sales month for Chevrolet Spark & Opel Corsa


JOHANNESBURG – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) remains a firm favourite amongst South African car buyers, coming in fourth in the May NAAMSA sales results. With three consecutive months of increased market share, at a dealer sales level.

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


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.

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


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


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


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.

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


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.

Opel Astra voted “Car of the Year 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.


Opel ecoFLEX Engine awarded Powertrain of the Year


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

Limited Edition Opel ADAM S Arrives in South Africa.


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.

Opel Records January Sales Increase of over 10 Percent across Europe


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.

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


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.

Care-free, Thanks to Complete Care


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.

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


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.

Opel Corsa Named Best of the Best


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 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).

New Opel Astra Wins “2015 Golden Steering Wheel”


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.

Opel ADAM Rocks for Affluent Urban Adventurers


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.

General Motors SA Posts Best Sales Results in 2 Years


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%.

GM Sold 7.2 Million Vehicles in the First Nine Months of 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


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


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.

Thai Diplomats Visit GMSA Struandale Plant


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


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.

GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country


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.

Compact Class Future: New Opel Astra


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


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

South African Women love Opel


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


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.

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


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


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

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


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.

GM And Isuzu Motors Limited Signs Framework Agreement


PORT ELIZABETH – Today GM and Isuzu Motors Ltd. announced the further strengthening of their relationship through confirmation that a framework agreement has been signed, focused on increasing co-operation and the level of involvement of Isuzu in GM’s South Africa’s operations.

GMSA Increases Market Share For Five Consecutive Months.


02 July 2015 – Total industry sales for new vehicles came in at 50 251 units for June down 4.8% compared to June last year.

Mr South Africa helps GMSA kids with Winter Woolly Week drive


PORT ELIZABETH – With Winter Woolly Week in full swing, employees at General Motors South Africa and their kids joined hands with Mr South Africa, Armand Du Plessis at Walmer Park Shopping Centre to collect money and unwanted winter woollies for Winter Woolly Week.

Pure Pleasure: Highly Efficient 1.4-Litre Turbo in the New Astra


Rüsselsheim. The full name of the new Opel engine is 1.4 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo and it will celebrate its world premiere in the new Opel Astra at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA) in September. The four-cylinder turbocharged unit with central direct fuel injection will be available in two outputs, 92 kW and 110 kW. This combination links the new all-aluminium engine to the recently introduced 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo known from Opel ADAM and Corsa. In fact, the new 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine is the big brother of the one-litre, three-cylinder unit that has been praised by the trade press since its introduction in the ADAM ROCKS and the new Corsa generation. Both engines are members of the so-called small petrol engine family – a group of high-tech engines with three or four cylinders and a displacement below 1.6 litres. They are key players in the biggest engine offensive in Opel’s history which will see 17 new engines brought to market from 2014 to 2018.

GM South Africa excel at 2015 Ipsos Quality Awards


Port Elizabeth: Chevrolet and Isuzu received high recognition in the 2015 Ipsos Quality Awards for sales and service experience in the automotive industry as two of the top performing light commercial and passenger vehicle sales brands.

GMSA May NAAMSA sales commentary


02 June 2015 – NAAMSA new vehicle sales figures released this week show the market in line with GMSA’s expectations for the month with a total of 47 868 units. The pressure on consumers and the economy in general are definitely reflected in these industry sales numbers.

Lean, Stylish, Innovative: The New Opel Astra – Fit for Fun


Rüsselsheim. Opel and compact class cars – this specific success story starts with the Kadett in 1936 and will be continued with the new Astra, the eleventh generation of an Opel compact class car. So far, 24 million Kadett and Astra compact class models have left the plants. And now Opel is ready to add a new chapter to the history of its bestseller. The next generation Astra is based on an all-new lightweight vehicle architecture, will only be driven by latest generation engines and offers features previously only known from higher segments. The lean design makes the new Astra look more athletic than ever before. To put it briefly, the new Astra combines efficiency with elegance and will redefine the compact class segment with its innovations. The Opel Astra will celebrate its world premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt this spring (September 17 to 27).

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


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


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 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


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

Excitement for Opel fans at Johannesburg International Motor Show


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)


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


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


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


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


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 ...

Singer Katie Melua is Opel’s New Brand Ambassador


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 ...

Corsa Utility takes top honours in Quality Survey


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…


GM Adds Striking Tigra to the Opel Stable


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.





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