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2011-09-16 09:02

HOT HATCH: Opel's new Astra GTC made it's international debut at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show.

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will provide Opel fans with two new models, both tipped to become available locally in the not too distant future, at the Johannesburg International Motor Show.

One of these, the new Astra GTC, will have its first showing outside of Europe following its debut debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The latest addition to the popular Astra range. The second new model from the German automaker is the new Meriva MPV.

“The appearance of these two exciting new models from Opel on our stand at the Johannesburg International Motor Show underlines our continued commitment to the Opel brand in South Africa and likewise the commitment to our market by Opel in Germany,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President - Sales and Marketing.

FIVE NEW MODELS

“The debut of the exciting new Astra GTC and the Meriva at the Johannesburg International Motor Show provide affirmation of Opel’s commitment to the South African market.”

Gauld added that Opel would be adding five new models to its existing model range over the next few years.

“Both the Corsa and Astra, at the core of our current Opel range, are performing well within our expectations and we are on track to expand the brand to offer a wider range of Opel passenger vehicle products based on three latest generation platforms. In this process we will add five new models to the existing range in the near future," said Gauld.

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