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.

Opel Continues to Grow in Europe
GMSA increases market share in March on back of strong performance from Isuzu KB and Chevrolet Utility.
Bold new Opel Mokka enters growing compact SUV segment
Increased market share for GMSA as market improves
Winning LISOF students grab Opel ADAM

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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).

GM Reports Q4 2014 Net Income of $1.1 Billion

04.02.2015

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced fourth quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.1 billion, or $0.66 per diluted share, which included a net loss from special items of $0.9 billion or $(0.53) per diluted share. Included in special items during the quarter was an $(0.8) billion reduction to net income attributable to common stockholders related to the redemption of all outstanding Series A preferred shares.

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.

GM Reports Third Quarter Net Income of $1.4 Billion

23.10.2014

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.4 billion, or $0.81 per diluted share. A net loss from special items reduced net income by $0.3 billion, or $(0.16) per diluted share.

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.

GM Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $0.2 Billion

24.07.2014

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced second quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.2 billion, or $0.11 per diluted share. Strong core operating performance during the quarter was offset by a pre-tax net loss from special items of $1.3 billion, or $(0.47) per diluted share, and costs of $1.2 billion pre-tax primarily for recall-related repairs, or $(0.44) per diluted share.

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