2020 Opel newbies: freshened buses, cars and vans

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in southern Africa. The planned arrival of the new  Astra – with its adjusted styling – will happen in the second quarter. The Zafira Life and the Vivaro Cargo panel van will arrive in the third quarter, each with a two-litre…

Three auto giants uniting to create monster motor group

MILAN, Italy / PARIS, France – Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA are to join forces through a 50-50 share swop to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker which will likely trigger a new wave of consolidation in the auto industry. The intention is to create a $50-billion company based in the Netherlands but with listings…

Another five-star people-carrier on the way from Opel

Voted ‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2019’ Opel Zafira Life expected first quarter 2020 Practicality, comfort, safety top priorities RUSSELSHEIM, Germany – Opel’s sales bossman Xavier Duchemin revealed the Opel Zafira Life at the 2019 Brussels auto show and this is it, to be in South African showrooms in early 2020. Duchemin said at the…

Opel Combo Life: Get two cars for price of one

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Opel’s follow-up to its Cargo Van is on the horizon for launch in South Africa… it’s the Combo Life family van that already has a European ‘Best Buy’ award under its beltline. It’s expected to come ashore here in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019. Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said…

Opel Corsa goes back to its roots with new Corsa GSi

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A three-door Opel Corsa GSi will join the range offered in South Africa from May 2019 with some tweaks to make the cars ”worthy of the GSi badge”. Opel rates the car as heading towards sport luxury territory with a power train focused on daily driving, thus following a trend of ”gently…

Opel birthday bash comes with special anniversary edition

120 years of Opel auto production Special model to celebrate anniversary In showrooms second half of March 2019 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Opel South Africa, to celebrate the brand’s 120 years in the vehicle industry, will be importing limited numbers of an anniversary Corsa 120Y Special Edition later in March 2019. The car, Opel says,…

First look: Smart lights for the 2019 new Opel Corsa

Battery-electric model will lead model charge Vauxhall (Opel) takes EV motoring mainstream Tech shines light on Vauxhall’s new best-seller LUTON, England – Vauxhall (Opel in South Africa) has released the teaser image above of the all-new Corsa which, the automaker believes, will be one of the most anticipated new cars to reach showrooms through 2019….

Will crime cause demise of SA’s much-loved bakkie?

Car or bakkie – which makes more sense? Working space, 600kg load, safely locked in More versatility than SA’s beloved trucks FOR GENERATIONS South Africa has been bakkie crazy – many of us grew up with a light truck in the driveway and many businesses needing a versatile workhorse/delivery vehicle chose a bakkie. Opel’s Corsa,…

New car or van for ’18? Try the Opel range

Turbo keynote to coming 2019 vehicles First to come will be a 120Y Special Edition In March will come an OPC-Line sport pack CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Opel, a brand about to celebrate its 120th anniversary, will bring seven new models to showrooms across South Africa through 2019, supported by a multitude of specification updates…

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…