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.

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.

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.

GM South Africa Employee Lands Top Job in Israel

01.07.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Local General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employee, Louis Maritz, has been appointed the new General Manager of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing (VSSM) for GM in Israel, effective 1 July 2016.

Women Learn Advanced Driving Techniques

02.06.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Safe braking distances, slalom demonstrations, tyre care and defensive driving were among the driving techniques women were taught at the recent advance driving workshop held at Aldo Scribante race track.

Top in Customer Satisfaction: Opel ADAM Takes First in J.D. Power
GM Reports Second-Quarter Net Income of $2.9 Billion, Up 157 Percent
Distinction: Automotive Brand Award for Opel GT Concept
GM South Africa Employee Lands Top Job in Israel
Women Learn Advanced Driving Techniques

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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.

GM South Africa Employee Lands Top Job in Israel

01.07.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Local General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employee, Louis Maritz, has been appointed the new General Manager of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing (VSSM) for GM in Israel, effective 1 July 2016.

Women Learn Advanced Driving Techniques

02.06.2016

PORT ELIZABETH – Safe braking distances, slalom demonstrations, tyre care and defensive driving were among the driving techniques women were taught at the recent advance driving workshop held at Aldo Scribante race track.

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.

Dealers Honoured for Providing Excellent Customer Service

25.05.2016

HUMANSDORP – Williams Hunt Humansdorp recently qualified as one of the top performers in the parts department in the Small Dealer Category at the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Departmental Dealer Honours Awards.

#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.

Tough Trading Conditions Continue in April

04.05.2016

JOHANNESBURG – April sales results released by NAAMSA show an overall total market of 40 390 for the month, a decline of 9.2% versus April 2015.

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.

GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First Quarter

20.04.2016

DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 2.36 million vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2016. The company delivered on its sales priorities, led by strong results in the SUV and luxury segments in China and retail performance in the U.S.

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.

General Motors South Africa Honours Dealers

22.03.2016

DURBAN – General Motors South Africa (GMSA) named their five best dealers in the country over the weekend, at the annual dealer meeting held in Durban.

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.

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