April saw the national kick-off of the Opel Technologies experience day around the country starting off in Durban held at the prestigious Moses Mabhida Stadium Conference centre.
Dealers from all over Natal and surrounding areas came to experience all that the Experts from the Opel Team and General Motors South Africa had to offer. Started off with light breakfast and dealership introductions and they got into it running through all of the amazing technology that Award winning Opel brand comes equipped with from the Opel Adam to the highly sought after Opel Mokka with news of the New Mokka X-Crossland set to release later this year that will re-define the term MPV.
Some of the features that were covered served as refresher course for the sales people present and product knowledge for the new guys and non-sales on the amazing features that Opel vehicles come with Highlighting Opel’s innovative Intellilink® Infotainment Media System, Active and Passive safety features which are present from the Opel Adam and upwards, Luxury features in the Astra hatch that won it the Car of the Year twice for 2016 and 2017 and lastly the launch of the adventurous Opel Mokka Crossland X which will feature sportier looks, engine and all round explorer hopefully to be here later this year.
The second half of the day consisted of track testing all of the Opel lines available at a nearby track and displaying the most of what was discussed in the seminar. Opel experts and professional race drivers took us through most of the features especially the safety focus that are present in most of the car brands models like ABS, Traction Control, Active Brake Assist and how the vehicles are designed to protect the driver and passengers in the event of an accident.
We also got a chance to sit in each vehicle and track test how it works and what it feels like to behind the wheel when you are in a sticky situation with the vehicles handling themselves perfectly displaying how much of technology and research goes into Opel’s production. Medical professionals were on stand-by but thankfully were never needed.
It was fun filled day of learning all round and appreciating why Opel has produced so many award winning vehicles and what’s to come with everyone looking forward to the next Opel technologies Experience.