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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.