There is no doubt that the Corsa Utility is the South African bakkie of choice. This award winning vehicle has been the best selling ton utility on the South African market for five consecutive years; as well as retaining its first-in-segment position according to the Synovate Quality Awards.* An award that went hand in hand with GMSA’s light commercial vehicle plant being named the top light commercial vehicle plant in the country.
And now the country’s top selling sub-1 ton pick-up, the Corsa Utility, is joining the Chevrolet product line-up. As one of GM’s global brands, this is a move towards strengthening the Chevrolet’s product portfolio offering in South Africa. South Africa is the only country which sells the Corsa Utility under the Opel brand. As Chevrolet is one of GM’s core brands, it made sense for GM to align with GM’s global Chevrolet strategy.
However, Opel will continue to occupy an important part of GM’s product portfolio; and they will continue to look for opportunities to introduce exciting new Opel products to market.
Why the Corsa became a firm favourite
Released to South African buyers in late 2004 the latest generation Corsa Utility immediately went into a back order position as buyers clamoured for this spacious class leading performer from General Motors South Africa. That high level of demand has continued as a feature of the light commercial vehicle market.
A little under a year ago the Corsa Utility reached a significant milestone when sales of this model passed 100 000 units after just 57 months in the market. Sales are now heading towards 120 000 units as this popular sub-1 ton light commercial vehicle takes on the Chevrolet badge.
Same award winning vehicle; just behind new badge
The name may have changed, but it will continue to be built to the same standards, using the same parts, so that you can be assured the Corsa Utility by Chevrolet will still offer you the same quality and same specifications from the same factory. Still proudly SA, just behind a new badge! In fact, the Corsa Utility just got even cooler; the Corsa Utility 1,4 Base model, can now be ordered with a factory fitted air-conditioning option as part of the great value.
If you are the proud owner of an Corsa Utility, you can rest assured that the quality and reliability of your vehicle, proven by various 2009 Synovate Quality Awards*, together with GMSA’s Total Confidence package will ensure your vehicle will continue to be sought after by the market.
And the awards won’t stop here. Nor will your Total Confidence Warranty. The Corsa Utility by Chevrolet, will still be backed by the same 5 year/120 000 km warranty, so you will continue to receive all the Total Confidence benefits, which include 5 years road side assistance.
For more information, or if you have any questions, check out www.corsautility.co.za
* The Synovate Quality Awards bi-annually recognise exceptional quality in the South African motor industry.