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Opel birthday bash comes with special anniversary edition

  • 120 years of Opel auto production
  • Special model to celebrate anniversary
  • In showrooms second half of March 2019
2019 OPEL SPECIAL EDITION: Happy anniversary model celebrates 120 years of Opel production. Image: Opel
2019 OPEL SPECIAL EDITION: Happy anniversary model celebrates 120 years of Opel production. Image: Opel

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Opel South Africa, to celebrate the brand’s 120 years in the vehicle industry, will be importing limited numbers of an anniversary Corsa 120Y Special Edition later in March 2019.

The car, Opel says, is based on its Corsa Enjoy model but with extra styling and specification features and, the automaker says, ”fuel economy for these times or soaring fuel prices”.

Here’s what the special model has:
Rear-view camera
Front and rear parking radar
Anti-lock braking
Driver and front passenger front, side, and curtain crash bags
IsoFix child-seat anchors
Alarm and immobiliser
Remote-controlled central locking
‘Trendsetting” 19cm touchscreen Opel IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto
Six premium speakers
16″ ‘Gunmetal Silver” alloy wheel rims
Special cloth upholstery
Unique door-sill tread plates
Velour mats with embroidered ‘120Y’ logo

Claimed fuel consumption (litres/100km)
Urban – 5.6
Extra-urban – 4.1
Combined cycle – 4.6

READ MORE Opel features on Carman’s Corner

Opel says its products ”are known for luxury-level specifications that stamp a German-engineered punch high above their price category” primarily for singles and couples – and for some small families.

More than 13.5-million have been produced worldwide since 1982.

Base price: R259 900.

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