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A Whole New World: Opel GT Concept Shows Visionary Interior

  • 22 Feb 2016
  • Central themes: Symbiosis of human and machine along with digital connectivity
  • Pure elegance and athleticism: Sculptural design with sophisticated details
  • Buttonless: Operation only via touchpad and voice control
  • Artificial Intelligence: Self-learning HMI system recognizes driver’s preferences
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New Opel Astra Wins “2015 Golden Steering Wheel”

  • 16 Nov 2015

Rüsselsheim/Berlin. And the winner is: The Opel Astra. Opel’s new compact class star was recognized at the Oscars of the automotive industry in Berlin, winning the “Golden Steering Wheel” in the compact class.

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2016 WESBANK / SAGMJ CAR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

  • 08 Oct 2015

 The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) announced the finalist vehicle ranges for the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year (COTY) competition during an interactive reveal event at Langhams Lifestyle Estate in Johannesburg. Hosted by WesBank, the competition’s headline sponsor, and the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), the finalist reveal followed a vote cast by a 26-member Jury, elected by their peers, of an original list of 45 eligible vehicle ranges.

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South African Women loves Opel

South African Women loves Opel

  • 07 Sep 2015

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.

 

The stylish Opel ADAM that was introduced to South African consumers in January this year, emerged the winner in the hatchback category while the Opel Mokka, launched in March, gained favour as preferred MPV.

 

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15 years of OPC - Opel sports cars for the road

15 years of OPC - Opel sports cars for the road

  • 28 Jan 2015
  • Start of an era: Astra OPC with 118 kW ready for the race track
  • Turbo debut 2001: turbocharged Zafira OPC is fastest MPV in the world
  • Lap records: OPC models are developed and set the pace at the Nürburgring
  • OPC flagships today: Astra OPC with limited-slip differential and Insignia OPC with al-wheel drive

 

 

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Opel commends business innovation at 2014 BBQ Awards

Opel commends business innovation at 2014 BBQ Awards

  • 31 Oct 2014

01 November 2014 – The 13th annual BBQ Awards, hosted at Emperors Palace on Friday 31 October, have recognised black entrepreneurial excellence at a gala awards evening. Sponsoring the New and Innovative Business Award, Opel presented Flavalite Innovations with the prestigious award

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Opel ADAM and Mokka confirmed for South Africa

Opel ADAM and Mokka confirmed for South Africa

  • 21 Aug 2014

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has confirmed the imminent introduction of two new Opel vehicles to the South African market. The new Opel ADAM and Opel Mokka will be introduced to South Africa for sale in 2015 as part of a global product offensive by Opel which will see the German brand introduce 27 new vehicles and 17 engines in applicable markets by 2018.

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Opel News - Opel builds centre for engines of the future

Opel builds centre for engines of the future

  • 15 Jul 2014

15 JUY 2014 - Rüsselsheim. Opel starts major construction project at its Rüsselsheim headquarters: the company continues its investment offensive, allocating 210 million euros to the construction of a complex of buildings - the tallest being seven stories high - on the south-west sector of the International Technical Development Centre (ITDC) premises. On a total building surface area of around 36 000 square meters, from 2017 engineers and technicians will develop the powertrains of the future. The new centre will also house 43 newest-generation performance test benches.

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Opel News - Opel in 2013 again sold more than one million cars globally

Opel in 2013 again sold more than one million cars globally

  • 30 Jan 2014

30 JANUARY 2014 – Rüsselsheim. General Motors has published its global sales figures for 2013 and Opel is among the winners. The Rüsselsheim based manufacturer continues to be the second largest brand of General Motors and strengthened its position as the third-strongest passenger car brand in Europe according to preliminary figures.


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Stylish New Opel Mokka and ADAM Give Glimpse of Opel Future at JIMS

  • 17 Oct 2013

The 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is playing host to a number of important new Opel models, each of which gives a taste of what the brand currently offers and what is set to come in the future.

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