Opel South Africa cemented its intention to remain in our market by confirming that its range of Combo commercial vehicles will be arriving early next year.
The Opel Combo is an award-winning vehicle, having bagged the International Van of the Year title in 2018 and the good news is that it's coming to SA. Opel South Africa's future has always been under scrutiny, but slowly and surely through new product releases, the masses are starting to believe that Opel is not going anywhere.
The Opel Combo is a product developed alongside the PSA (Peugeot) Group. The Combo comes in a variety of flavours. There are both cargo and passenger versions, and you can have it in either 2,3 or 5 seats. It is also available in two body styles, a short wheelbase of 4.4 metres and a longer 4.75 metre option. Built on Peugeot's EMP2 platform, the Opel Combo range boasts a load capacity of 1 000 kg.
According to the chairman of the International Van of The Year competition, Jarlath Sweeney, "The Opel Combo is well future-proofed, packed with technological advancements to aid the driver and offers substantial financial benefits to the owner or fleet manager. The creation of its new ‘overload alert system’ is a great initiative, as it will ensure compliance and enhance safety. The availability of two wheelbase versions is another step forward, as is the introduction of an all-wheel-drive variant, considering that an increasing number of utility companies are looking for 4x4 traction in a smaller van. All in all, an excellent package, well put together.”
We will keep you updated as soon as local specification and pricing details become available.