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New Opel Mokka

The new Opel Mokka is anything but normal. The striking new car boasts an emotional design, signaling the new design direction of the brand. And it’s an exciting one. The new

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Wednesday April 20, 2022

South African Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists of the 2016 South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ (SAGMJ) Car of the Year have just been announced:

Johann Verster

Published : Wednesday September 30, 2015

South African Women love Opel

Opel ADAM and Mokka scoop top awards 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.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 9, 2015

The New Opel Astra – Fit for Fun

The Boss is back… well, not really, but it is brand new – lighter, quieter, faster, more economical… Lean machine: New Astra up to 200 kilograms lighter Agile, frugal and quiet: Astra only available with latest-generation engines Clever design: Smaller exterior dimensions, more spacious and comfortable inside Infotainment debut: IntelliLink R 4.0 compatible with Apple […]

Johann Verster

Published : Monday June 1, 2015

Opel Mokka enters growing compact SUV segment

Opel’s first-ever compact SUV to liven up local SUV B and C segments Mokka part of Opel’s international resurgence; follows new ADAM and Corsa Exceptional popularity in Europe sets positive

Herman Moolman

Published : Tuesday March 17, 2015

New Opel Corsa OPC: fifth-generation athlete

Powerful: 1.6-litre turbo with 152 kW and 280 Nm Fast: From 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.8 seconds, maximum speed 230 km/h Stunning: Tested on the Nürburgring; sporty look, with performance package Coming soon: world premiere at Geneva Motor Show in early March 11 February 2015 – Rüsselsheim. Regardless of whether it’s being thrown […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday February 11, 2015

Opel Corsa wins prestigious AUTOBEST 2015 award

“Best Buy Car of Europe for 2015”: Opel’s new small car wins over expert jury First car in AUTOBEST history to win with consecutive model generations

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 26, 2015

New Opel safety technology debuts in new ADAM in South Africa

Opel has been awarded a Euro NCAP Advanced reward for forward-thinking vehicle technology. The award is only bestowed upon carmakers who make new safety technologies available which demonstrate a scientifically-proven benefit for consumers and society.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Sunday December 7, 2014

Opel Rüsselsheim builds centre for engines of the future

Automaker investing 210 million euros in Rüsselsheim State-of-the-art facilities to develop and test clean engines 43 modern performance test benches available by 2017 Hesse’s Minister for Economic Affairs Tarek Al-Wazir at ground-breaking ceremony 15 JUY 2014 – Rüsselsheim.  Opel starts major construction project at its Rüsselsheim headquarters: the company continues its investment offensive, allocating 210 […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 16, 2014

Top Gear Festival – Opel Superboss Durban

Opel Superboss racing legend to return in Durban Renowned Group N Opel Kadett Superboss racer to appear at Top Gear Festival 19 JUNE 2014 – Opel fans in South Africa are in for a royal treat at the Top Gear Festival to be held in Durban on the weekend of 21 June 2014, as the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday June 19, 2014

Opel outlines growth plan until 2022

Market share in Europe to increase to 8 percent by 2022 EBIT margin of 5 percent targeted 27 new models and 17 new engines by 2018 Rüsselsheim. Opel has presented an update of its DRIVE!2022 strategy. The company has set itself five strategic objectives. By 2022, Opel and Vauxhall are aiming for 8 percent market […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday June 5, 2014

OPEL Car Sales more than 1 Million in 2013

Opel in 2013 again sold more than one million cars globally Opel again second-largest GM brand Manufacturer continues as third-strongest passenger car brand in Europe European market share improved for the first time in many years 30 JANUARY 2014 – Rüsselsheim. General Motors has published its global sales figures for 2013 and Opel is among […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday January 31, 2014

Opel Corsa gets new Turbo

Efficient new turbo engine for Opel Corsa New 1.4 Turbo Enjoy model added to Corsa range Equipped with stop-start engine technology Smart upgrades and refinement of overall Corsa range keep things fresh Port Elizabeth, 18 September 2013 – General Motors South Africa has made changes to the standard specifications of the Opel Corsa range which […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday September 19, 2013

Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring lands in South Africa

Limited Edition Corsa OPC Nürburgring lands in South Africa “Green Hell” unleashes fiercest Corsa OPC yet Equipped with Mechanical, multi-plate limited slip diff Newly-developed Bilstein Performance Chassis Port Elizabeth, 18 September 2013 – The Corsa OPC has emerged out of Sir Jackie Stewart’s “Green Hell” as an agile and feisty hot hatch ready to thrill […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 18, 2013

Opel Meriva Updates South Africa

Innovative Opel Meriva updated Range consolidated to one model Improved specification augments value offering Meriva still leads the way with innovative design and features Port Elizabeth, 18 September 2013 – Opel’s revolutionary Meriva continues to offer an innovative and ergonomic design in an elegant and refined package. To increase the value offered to customers, General […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 18, 2013


Monza Concept previews future Opel/Vauxhall design strategy Efficient use of space, lightweight design and innovative powertrains Revolutionary infotainment with LED projection technology Frankfurt Motor Show Luton – Opel/Vauxhall’s ground-breaking Monza Concept, the first car to feature cutting-edge LED projection infotainment and an evolution of the Ampera’s revolutionary powertrain, is set for its world premiere at […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday August 23, 2013

New Opel Astra sedan on its way

Port Elizabeth – General Motors today announced the imminent arrival of the all-new Opel Astra sedan. Complementing the existing range of Astra hatchbacks, the new sedan marks the return of the four-door Opel Astra to South Africa.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday August 22, 2013

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 […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday July 18, 2013

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 […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday July 1, 2013

Geneva Motor Show Opel Adam

NEW LIFESTYLE CAR ADAM BOUND FOR INTERNATIONAL RALLYING Geneva world premiere of concept study in FIA-based R2 specification ADAM is important part of Opel motorsport program Development and homologation during 2013 Admissible for all national championships in Europe Geneva/ Rüsselsheim. Opel returned to motorsport with the ADAM Cup in November 2012. At the Geneva Motor […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday February 4, 2013

Opel Astra Hatch in South Africa

Opel Astra Hatch Range Refreshed And Repositioned For 2013 Astra styling refreshed Revised model range Aggressive pricing ladder for Astra delivers excellent value proposition 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 […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday February 1, 2013

Opel Meriva 1.4T Cosmo Named As A Finalist In The South African Guild Of Motoring Journalists’ 2013 Car Of The Year Awards

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 […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday October 29, 2012


GM Europe President Karl-Friedrich Stracke steps down to take on special assignments Rüsselsheim — GM Europe President and Opel/Vauxhall CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke today stepped down from his position to take on special assignments reporting to GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday July 13, 2012

Latest Generation 1.4 And 1.6 Turbocharged Engines For Opel Astra GTC

Engines follow latest design trend of high efficiency from small capacity 1.4 Turbo engine delivers 103 kW 1.6 Turbo engine delivers 132 kW 6-speed manual transmissions for both engines Euro-5 emissions compliant The new Opel Astra GTC is available to South African buyers with a choice of either 1.4 or 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engines. Both […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday March 21, 2012

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