Opel Astra Named as South African Car of the Year Finalist

27.09.2016

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

01.09.2016

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

31.08.2016

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.

GM Reports Second-Quarter Net Income of $2.9 Billion, Up 157 Percent

21.07.2016

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced strong second-quarter net income to common stockholders of $2.9 billion, up 157 percent compared to $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Earnings per share (EPS) diluted was a strong $1.81, compared to $0.67 in the second quarter a year ago.

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

21.07.2016

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.

Opel Astra Named as South African Car of the Year Finalist
Already Over 250,000 Orders for New Opel Astra
Opel Starts Production of MOKKA X in Zaragoza
GM Reports Second-Quarter Net Income of $2.9 Billion, Up 157 Percent
Top in Customer Satisfaction: Opel ADAM Takes First in J.D. Power

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Opel Astra Named as South African Car of the Year Finalist

27.09.2016

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

01.09.2016

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

31.08.2016

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.

GM Reports Second-Quarter Net Income of $2.9 Billion, Up 157 Percent

21.07.2016

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced strong second-quarter net income to common stockholders of $2.9 billion, up 157 percent compared to $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Earnings per share (EPS) diluted was a strong $1.81, compared to $0.67 in the second quarter a year ago.

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

21.07.2016

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

13.07.2016

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

02.06.2016

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

04.05.2016

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.

GM Reports First-Quarter Net Income of $2.0 Billion

21.04.2016

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced first-quarter net income to common stockholders of $2.0 billion or $1.24 per diluted share, compared to $0.9 billion or $0.56 per diluted share a year ago. Earnings per share diluted-adjusted for special items was a first-quarter record at $1.26, up 47 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015.

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

14.04.2016

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

13.04.2016

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

08.04.2016

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!”

03.03.2016

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”

01.03.2016

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

24.02.2016

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.

11.02.2016

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.

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