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    Chevrolet Sells 3 Millionth Cruze

    DETROIT – Eleven plants. One-hundred and eighteen countries. Eighty-eight awards. And now, 3 million sales for the Chevrolet Cruze.

    The best-selling Chevrolet model crossed the milestone this month, just 16 months after selling its 2 millionth model. From the U.S. and Canada, to Laos and the Philippines, to Lebanon and Qatar, the Cruze has proved itself a global player among small cars.

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    DEMAND FOR NEW MOTOR VEHICLES SLOWS AS YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE

    DEMAND FOR NEW MOTOR VEHICLES SLOWS AS YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE

    PORT ELIZABETH - Vehicle sales figures for November, as released by the Department of Trade and Industry today, reflect a continued tail-off in demand for new vehicles as the year end approaches. Total vehicle sales reported for the month were 50 806 with 34 267 of those being passenger vehicles and 13 719 light commercial vehicles.

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  • VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    MOTOR INDUSTRY LOSES FURTHER MOMENTUM IN THE WAKE OF THIRD QUARTER STRIKE ACTION

    MOTOR INDUSTRY LOSES FURTHER MOMENTUM IN THE WAKE OF THIRD QUARTER STRIKE ACTION

    Monthly vehicle sales statistics for October, released by the Department of Trade and Industry today, show a continued loss in momentum in vehicle sales after four years of positive growth. Year-on-year sales do however remain in the black with 2013 still set to be a growth year for the South African motor industry.

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  • Johannisburg International Motorshow 2013

    Chevrolet Flexes Muscles at JIMS2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show

    Chevrolet Flexes Muscles at JIMS2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show

    The Chevrolet stand at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is exhibiting a multitude of the brand’s product offerings, each of which shows off a different side of the brand’s muscle.

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  • VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    New vehicle sales figures released by the Department of Trade and Industry today indicate a market that was impacted by a short selling month and reduced inventory in the wake of industrial action within the automotive sector. Total sales of 54281 vehicles were reported for the month (excluding 505 sales by GWM who do not fully comply with reporting criteria), a number that is 1,5% down on the same month last year.

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    Corvette Stingray Convertible to Debut at Geneva

    Auction of first retail production model to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
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    Chevrolet Will ‘Find New Roads’ as Brand Grows Globally

    DETROIT – Chevrolet is the world’s fastest-growing major automotive brand and as it continues to expand its global operations it is aligning its engineering, design and retail operations behind a single vision and communications platform – Find New Roads.
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    Chevrolet Expands Global Reach with Record 2012 Sales

    DETROIT – Chevrolet, the world’s-fastest growing major automotive brand, sold more than 4.95 million vehicles in 2012, setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) global sales to more than 9.2 million vehicles, a 2.9 percent gain compared with 2011.
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    Chevrolet Next-Gen MyLink Wins CNET Best-of-CES Award

    LAS VEGAS – Citing its easy-to-use, smartphone-inspired interface, tech news provider CNET chose Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink infotainment system as its 2013 Best-of-CES Award in the Car Tech category, beating in-vehicle app frameworks from Ford and Garmin.
  • General Motors Consolidates Operations in Africa

    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA – General Motors announced today that it is consolidating its Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa operations into a new unit, GM Africa, effective immediately.
  • General Motors Consolidates Operations in Africa

    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA – General Motors announced today that it is consolidating its Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa operations into a new unit, GM Africa, effective immediately.
  • Chevrolet South Africa | News and Events

    Motor Vehicle Sales Surprise in January

    January saw a welcome improvement in sales of light commercial vehicles. This segment is up by 20% versus January last year with 13 346 vehicles sold compared to the 11 120 last year. GMSA showed growth of 39,3% here, largely attributable to the popularity of the Chevrolet Utility. The Isuzu KB also sold in excess of 1 350 units as we eagerly await the arrival of the 6th Generation Isuzu next month.
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    Chevrolet Spark Range Expanded And Enhanced For 2013

    The Chevrolet Spark, with its edgy design, offers an up to the minute trendy urban transport solution with a premium specification and a host of segment leading features. The Spark is a modern latest generation competitor in the small car value segment of the market.
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    Chevrolet Trailblazer Named As the Top Large SUV In Car Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys

    Auction of first retail production model to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
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    General Motors South Africa Recognises Dealer Partners At Gala Dinner

    General Motors South Africa (GMSA) held its annual Dealer Honours Awards at the Zimbali Resort in Durban on Friday 22 February.
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    February Vehicle Sales Provide More Realistic View Of Market Conditions

    Vehicle sales numbers released by NAAMSA today provide a more realistic snapshot of market conditions with 2013 well on its way. February sales were up just 882 units on the same month last year with a total of 53 220 new vehicles delivered for the month.
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    New 6th generation Isuzu KB leads with innovative Trailview

    Following the successful launch of the all-new 6th generation Isuzu KB, General Motors South Africa has also launched an innovative new interactive product which integrates the new KB’s legendary off-road capabilities with technological innovation to provide off-road enthusiasts with a whole new approach to off-road driving.
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    GM is First Automaker to Sign ‘Climate Declaration’

    DETROIT – General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business.
  • General Motors South Africa and Suppliers Work to Reduce Energy Consumption

    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.
  • April Vehicle Sales Continue Growth Trend

    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.”
  • Chevrolet South Africa | News and Events

    Local is lekker: new Chevrolet Spark is built in SA for South Africans

    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’.
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    All Roads Lead to NAMPO with Isuzu and Chevrolet

    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).
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    Chevrolet Trailblazer – unlimited family fun!

    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.
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    GMSA set to distribute 3 000 Kommunity Desks as part of 2013 Rally to Read

    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.
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    Vehicle Sales For May Continue To Experience Support Ahead Of Expectations

    “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.
  • Enhanced Chevrolet Captiva for 2013 Model Year

    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.
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    Chevrolet renews partnership with Warriors cricket team

    Port Elizabeth, 26 June 2013 – Chevrolet South Africa and Cricket Eastern Cape are pleased to announce the renewal of the sponsorship agreement for the Chevrolet Warriors cricket team for the forthcoming three years.
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    Vehicle Sales Remain Positive But Trend Towards More Realistic Growth Expectations

    Motor vehicle sales figures released through the Department of Trade and Industry today show continued, albeit somewhat muted, growth in vehicle sales during June. “The 53 562 sales reported through the DTI are up 3,3% on June last year as the industry adjusts to real market expectations for growth year-on-year,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing.
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    EXTRA TRADING DAYS AND SUPPORT FROM RENTAL MARKET UNDERPIN VEHICLE SALES IN JULY

    General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 5487 units in July with out of an industry sales total of 58 140 vehicles (excluding 552 sales for GWM), an increase of 7,5% on the same month last year with some influence of extra trading days in the month.
  • VEHICLE SALES DIP AFTER PROLONGED PERIOD OF GROWTH

    VEHICLE SALES DIP AFTER PROLONGED PERIOD OF GROWTH

    New vehicle sales released by the Department of Trade and Industry today show a marginal decline in sales of 158 units (0,3%) reported through the official channel over August 2012.
  • VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    New vehicle sales figures released by the Department of Trade and Industry today indicate a market that was impacted by a short selling month and reduced inventory in the wake of industrial action within the automotive sector. Total sales of 54281 vehicles were reported for the month (excluding 505 sales by GWM who do not fully comply with reporting criteria), a number that is 1,5% down on the same month last year.
  • Johannisburg International Motorshow 2013

    Chevrolet Flexes Muscles at JIMS2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show

    The Chevrolet stand at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is exhibiting a multitude of the brand’s product offerings, each of which shows off a different side of the brand’s muscle.
  • VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER

    MOTOR INDUSTRY LOSES FURTHER MOMENTUM IN THE WAKE OF THIRD QUARTER STRIKE ACTION

    Monthly vehicle sales statistics for October, released by the Department of Trade and Industry today, show a continued loss in momentum in vehicle sales after four years of positive growth. Year-on-year sales do however remain in the black with 2013 still set to be a growth year for the South African motor industry.
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    DEMAND FOR NEW MOTOR VEHICLES SLOWS AS YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE

    PORT ELIZABETH - Vehicle sales figures for November, as released by the Department of Trade and Industry today, reflect a continued tail-off in demand for new vehicles as the year end approaches. Total vehicle sales reported for the month were 50 806 with 34 267 of those being passenger vehicles and 13 719 light commercial vehicles.
  • Chevrolet South Africa | News and Events

    DETROIT – Eleven plants. One-hundred and eighteen countries. Eighty-eight awards. And now, 3 million sales for the Chevrolet Cruze.

    The best-selling Chevrolet model crossed the milestone this month, just 16 months after selling its 2 millionth model. From the U.S. and Canada, to Laos and the Philippines, to Lebanon and Qatar, the Cruze has proved itself a global player among small cars.