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NEW MODELS ARE CONFIRMED FROM OPEL, FOR 2019
04 Mar 2019
Julian Lurie edited by Liam Mothilall
In a media release received from Unitrans, it was confirmed that Opel South Africa, will launch 7 new models in 2019 and a slew of specification updates to the existing range of models.
Launching of the much anticipated 3-Door Opel Corsa GSi has been confirmed and will join the Opel line-up in April 2019. The Corsa GSi will be powered by a 1.4 Turbo/110 kW engine, turbocharging for outstanding throttle response and torque, and it will feature the agile OPC chassis and brake system set up on Nürburgring "Nordschleife". The 3-Door Corsa GSi features dynamic design with sharp, clear lines. The interior also doesn't disappoint with Recaro seats and a sport steering wheel, giving the GSi that touring car feel.
To celebrate Opel’s 120th birthday this year, South Africans will be spoilt with a stylish Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition to be launched in March. Based on the popular Corsa Enjoy, this special edition will feature many extra styling and specification features, including the New Tech Pack III with Front/Rear Park-Assist and Rear-View Camera, Window Side Lower Beltline with Chrome Molding, 'OPEL' Door Sill Plate; Upmarket 'Allure' Jet Black Cloth Trim; Velour Floor Mats (Black with '120 Years' Stitching).
The Opel Astra, the award-winner of the 2016 European Car of the Year and 2017 SA Car of the Year, will see the addition of an automatic 1.6T Sport model in March. The new sport model will feature; an Exterior OPC-Line Sport Pack and Interior OPC-Line Pack (Alloy Sport Pedals, Sport-Mode Switch and Sporty Leather Steering Wheel). The balance of the Astra model line-up will see an enriched specification list, such as an On-Board computer, IntelliLink System added to the Astra 1.0T M/T. On the 1.4T Enjoy models, the following will be added as standard specifications: Keyless Entry, Advanced Park-Assist, Rear-View Camera, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Electronic Park Brake and Ultrasonic Blind-Spot Detection.
In April, SUV lovers will be offered a choice with the addition of the Opel Crossland X Enjoy 1.6 Diesel model, featuring a frugal, yet powerful 1.6 Turbo-Diesel engine with 68 kW and 5-Speed Manual Powertrain.
The Opel Grandland X Enjoy 1.6T Automatic enjoys comprehensive specification updates in March, such as 17" Alloy Wheels replaced by 18" Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lamps, Rear Privacy Glass, and Roof Rails as Standard. Customers will now also be able to choose the Opel Grandland X Enjoy Plus 1.6T Automatic package which adds a Panoramic Sunroof, SatNav 900 IntelliLink Infotainment System and Leather Seats with Winter Pack to the above-mentioned specification updates, making this best-in-class SUV even better.
Perhaps the biggest news to come from Opel South Africa is the introduction of Opel Commercial. The Opel Combo 1.6TD Panel Van will reach South African shores in May. The '2019 Van of the Year' will be music to fleet owners' ears, featuring 15" Steel Wheels, Short Wheel Base (SWB), Standard Payload (600 kg), Halogen Headlamps, Left Sliding Door without Window; Partition Wall without Window, Manual Air-Conditioner, Standard Radio with Bluetooth® and USB connectivity, 4 Loudspeakers, Driver and Front Passenger Airbags, Theft Deterrent Body Security Content and Optional Towbar. The Opel Combo is available on Pre-Order and Opel South Africa has committed to introducing customized service solutions, ensuring businesses are not without their vehicle during business hours. The Opel Vivaro also joins the Opel Commercial line-up in November this year.
Opel is one of the oldest car brands operating in Southern Africa, and the brand has built a solid reputation over the 80+ years that OPEL has been in the country and has won several awards.