Brian Joss – Opel South Africa will launch seven new models in 2019 and the existing range will be upgraded.
The much anticipated 3-Door Opel Corsa GSi will be joining the line-up in April. The Corsa GSi will be powered by a turbocharged 1.4T/110 kW engine and will feature the agile OPC chassis and brake system set up on Nürburgring “Nordschleife”. The GSi features dynamic design with sharp, clear lines. The interior also doesn’t disappoint with. Based on the 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 Moulding; ‘Opel‘ Door Sill Plate; Upmarket ‘Allure‘ Jet Black Cloth Trim; Velour Floor Mats (black with ‘120 Years‘ Stitching).
The Opel Astra – 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 also in March. The new sport model will feature 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 even further enriched specification list including an On-Board computer IntelliLink System added to the Astra 1.0T M/T. On the 1.4T Enjoy models, Keyless Entry, Advanced ParkAssist, Rear-View Camera, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Electronic Park Brake and Ultrasonic Blind-Spot Detection, will be standard.
In April, the Opel Crossland X Enjoy 1.6 Diesel model, will hit the showroom floors. It features a frugal, yet powerful 1.6 turbo 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 18” Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lamps, Rear Privacy Glass, 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 a Winter Pack.
The Opel Combo 1.6TD Panel Van will reach South African shores in May and the ‘2019 Van of the Year‘ will feature 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 will be available on pre-order from January and Opel South Africa has committed to introducing customised service solutions, ensuring businesses are not without their vehicle during business hours.
The Opel Vivaro also joins the Opel Commercial line-up in November.
CAPTION: Coming soon: the 3 -Door Opel Corsa GSi. Picture: Quickpic