Cute Combo on way to SA from Opel in 2019

1000kg capacity – with overload warning Two, three, or five seating configuration …and all-wheel drive for country customers JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – All-new van, the Opel Combo, will reach South Africa in March 2019 already adorned with the 2019 International Van of the Year trophy. Each model, Opel says, has its own personality but each shares…

Hot new Opel hatch: How about 110kW / 220Nm from 1.4?

Hotshot power for new Opel Sport hatch Comprehensive crash mitigation/avoidance Special price until end-July 2018 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – New for South Africa from Opel is a pretty high-performance hatch badged as the Opel Corsa Sport 1.4T that’s aimed at younger, sportier, drivers and has comprehensive connectivity and a power sunroof. And one heck of a…

Another factor in Opel X saga: it’s the Grandland X

Adaptive lighting with full diode headlamps Mokka X and Crossland X – now the Grandland X Opel sends in the big gun with the X factor RüSSELSHEIM, Germany – This is where a sporty character meets the spirit of adventure: modern, dynamic lines, a cool off-road look and the elevated seating position with good all-round…

Opel, Peugeot to open auto plant in remote Walvis Bay

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement to allow a joint-venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) to assemble Opel and Peugeot vehicles in Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay is a remote port on the Namibia coast once famous for whaling and fishing. Assembly will start later…

2018 Crossland X: New family wheels from Opel

Economical three-cylinder engine Many options ready – including turbo Familiar plastic cladding for car parks OPEL, WITH THE introduction of the Crossland X, believes it now has a powerful presence in the B-SUV segment, said to be the fastest-growing part of the South African vehicle market where volumes have trebled within four years. The German…

Opel amends Corsa range – and drops the prices

Opel Corsa range revised ‘for better value” More efficient 1.0 T engine for Essentia Sport model takes role of halo model JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Opel says it has revised its Corsa range by improving specification for some models and reducing prices. The changes are said to have followed intensive market research that polled 600 B-segment…

Opel vows SA future after GM pull-out

Brand to expand and strengthen its portfolio Crossland X soon, Grandland X early 2018 Dedicated distributor Williams Hunt from  2018 JOHANNESBURG. Opel says it has cemented its commitment to South Africa with plans to strengthen the brand and grow its market here through a new distributor and fresh vehicles. The Williams Hunt group will be…

Most powerful Vauxhall yet is last in a glorious line

Near-450kW final-edition VXR8 swan song for V8 bruiser Only 15 super-expensive Aussie-sourced specials for UK Also marks end of line for Holden plant Down Under LUTON, England – Vauxhall’s mighty VXR8 range of cars will be given a final hurrah at the UK’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29-July 2) when a very special last-of-line…

UK carmaker wants national car fires database

⦁ UK automaker calls for car fire numbers ⦁ Numbers by manufacturer the target ⦁ Perhaps 100 000 fires a year in UK LONDON, England – Vauxhall, the UK brand associated with Germany’s Opel, has called for a national vehicle fire database. The company addressed the British parliament’s Transport Select Committee on Monday (Jan 6 2017)…

Yet more Opel SUV’s heading for SA?

All-new crossover for booming SUV segment Elevated seating, spacious interior Comprehensive infotainment features LUTON, England – It bears an uncanny similarity to other current Opel/GM/Vauxhall products of recent times but nevertheless this is the 2017 Crossland X, a “spacious and flexible” SUV with two-tone paintwork and SUV-styling. These are the first pictures of a vehicle that could…

Opel Germany sets course for the future

Eisenach to assemble Mokka X successor from 2019 Corsa and Adam successors from Zaragoza Production, logistics being made more efficient RüSSELSHEIM, Germany – Opel is setting a new course “to make production in Europe more efficient” by arranging for production of the Mokka X SUV in Eisenach as of 2019. The successors to the Corsa…