Our Vision

bates-logo-smallTo be the market leader in the sales and servicing of GMSA transportation products and related services. We will earn our customers’ enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork and innovation of management and staff to achieve honours in every department in our category (metro).

Bates Port Shepstone strives to create Customers for Life, watch overheads and make sure that we maintain a healthy cash flow to take advantage of the dynamic market in which we currently trade. We believe that we will see a modest upturn in the market and are well positioned to take full advantage of this opportunity.

From the blog


“Believe me, this Astra definitely has what it takes to give the VW Golf a run for its money.” With the dark emission clouds still hovering over the ‘Golf’ course, there’s a new game in town. This week, as Volkswagen announced its plans to refit thousands...

Salt of the earth ad is real deal by Brendan Seery

Good advertising catch lines are works of art, in my opinion. The best of them define a brand for years, if not decades. Sadly, a lot of them around these days are little more than recycled, and sometimes garbled, clichés like “exceeding your vision”; “going the extra...

The Best Of The Best

Each year we recognise the Best of the Best among our Dealer Partners.The competition is intense and to even be considered, our dealers must achieve at least 100% compliance in areas that actually matter to you, the customer.

They are rated on Customer Experience, Service Excellence, Standard of Facilities and on going that extra mile, to make sure your new Chevrolet, Opel or Isuzu experience is as great as you imagined it would be.

GMSA Good News Coverage Top Ten Positive Mentions

1. I-Opel Astra ithathe esomhlaba
Source: Isolezwe Ezezimoto
Date: 18 March 2016
Page: 8
Medium: Print
Circulation: 119 846
Opel Astra wins the European Car of the Year.

2. Flagship Fresh
Source: Bakkie & Truck
Date: 8 March 2016
Page: 36
Medium: Print
Circulation: 6 570
The Isuzu KB 300 D is better-looking, and boasts of good road holding and payload abilities.

Opel’s spritely Corsa wins the Best Budget Car title.

BEST BUDGET CAR Opel Corsa, Opel’s “Wir leben autos” (we live cars) tag line is evident in the fifth-generation Corsa’s impressive build quality and general execution. It’s roomy for a B-segment -hatchback, refined, and the cabin’s taken a big step forward both in look and feel. It’s also well-stocked with gizmos and safety.

Rocks joins the Adam beat!!!

Already a key player with more than 120 sales a month in one of the most popular segments of the market, the popularity of Opel’s cute and cuddly Opel Adam is guaranteed to grow even further with the addition of a funky Rocks model that combines the cocky character of a small cross utility vehicle with the fun of wind-in-your-hair driving. The new Rocks version is powered by the same three-cylinder one-litre turbo engine that pushes out 85kW and 170Nm and already powers the Opel Corsa and other Adam models and provides more than enough kick, particularly with the link of a slick six-speed manual shift.

Production milestone for Chevrolet Utility

The 250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off the production line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth on Friday, 6 November 2015.

All smiles as the quarter millionth Chevrolet Utility rolls off the production line
The quarter of a millionth unit, a 1.8 Utility SPORT, marks a 17 year production period of one of South Africa’s most loved light commercial vehicles. Now in its third generation, the Chevrolet Utility is built with the South African customer in mind, a reliable vehicle for work and leisure.

Spruced up KB ups the stakes

The bakkie war in this country is set to become even more intense following Isuzu’s introduction of a number of enhancements, new features as well as the addition of three new models to expand and strengthen its popular range of KB single- and double-cabs.

All New Opel Mokka

Strong. Adventurous. Multi-talented. If you’ve after the full-sized SUV experience combined with the driving dynamics of a compact car -meet the new Opel Mokka. Its fresh sporty appeal, extra space and ground breaking technology make it a major challenger in its...
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