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General Motors South Africa has announced a styling and enhanced features package to refresh the popular Chevrolet Captiva SUV for the 2013 model year. The changes include an update to exterior styling, added convenience items and an extended list of factory fitted options.
“During May the motor industry saw sales once again surprising with deliveries of new vehicles ahead of market forecasts, but at a more restrained rate that in the first four months of the year,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing. “Most of the strength in the market is derived from activity in the private sector with sales through the dealer channel accounting for 91% of the total. Activity in the important Government and Rental sectors was somewhat subdued.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will be making a valuable contribution towards education in South Africa with the donation of 3 000 Kommunity Desks to needy schools during the Eastern Cape leg of the 2013 Rally to Read project. This takes the total Kommunity desks handed over through the Company to over 14 000 by the end of 2013.
Chevrolet’s Trailblazer SUV has been making waves in the South African market since its launch in October 2012. Spearheading a new segment for the brand in South Africa, the Trailblazer has been taking on the best in the segment and bringing with it an arsenal of value for money, smart features, class-leading attributes and a new way of doing things. The Trailblazer was also recently awarded as the top-performing SUV/Crossover in CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2013 as well as being the winning SUV/Crossover in Leisure Wheels magazine's SUV shootout.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) today handed over four brand new Isuzu KB250 D-TEQ Double Cab 4x4 LE bakkies to the Kommunity Group with which GMSA has had a sponsorship project on the go for the last two years. Tying in with the launch of the all-new, sixth-generation Isuzu KB, the Kommunity Group initiative will now continue to change the lives of thousands of South Africans with the tough, dependable style only an Isuzu can deliver.
Isuzu and Chevrolet are taking to the road on a trip through central South Africa to showcase the presence, capability and comfort of the all new Isuzu KB and Chevrolet Trailblazer. General Motors South Africa's newest vehicles will team up to demonstrate their formidable off-road capabilities and comfort at the largest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, the Nasionale Mielie Produsente Organasie (NAMPO).
What happens when you give a team of highly-qualified and specialised designers and engineers the opportunity to custom-design and engineer a new vehicle for a specific market, with localised production and engineering facilities at their beck and call?
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is working closely with various component and parts suppliers in the Nelson Mandela Bay Area to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them reduce energy consumption and save costs in their operations. 31 delegates attended a half day workshop at GMSA’s Kempston Road plant on Tuesday 30th April representing 23 suppliers who manufacture parts and components for GM’s assembly plants in Port Elizabeth. The workshop comes after GM Utilities engineers conducted energy audits at some suppliers in an effort to identify opportunities to reduce consumption.
GM South Africa’s recent product entries came in with a strong performance says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, “GM South Africa accounted for 5110 of the total sales for a market share of 9.9% in a total industry of 51,558. Within the GMSA range the Spark continued to attract buyers in the small car sector with 433 sales as one of the most popular vehicles in its class. The Chevrolet Utility dominated the sub-1 ton market with 1628 units while the recently launched Isuzu KB accounted for sales of 1047 units as the delivery pipeline for this recently launched vehicle fills up. The all-new Spark Pronto, Chevrolet’s unique small urban delivery solution, is now starting to attract the attention of Fleet customers.”
Following a R1-billion investment in its local manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) locally-produced Chevrolet Spark celebrates its first year of South African production this May. With five different and distinct models to choose from, each designed around their uniquely South African consumers, the new Chevrolet Spark is the personification of that age-old adage: ‘local is lekker’.