Opel Cars for Sale in Nigeria
Opel is an automobile brand founded in 1862 by a German entrepreneur named Adam Opel, and has since changed ownership under the General Motors America Group since 1931. With its current lineup of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, Opel is targeting many geographical markets including Africa, Europe, Middle East and some Pacific states. Other markets like Australia, New Zealand, South America, United States, Canada and United Kingdom receive Opel vehicles under Holden, Chevrolet, Saturn and Vauxhall badges. Although Opel is targeting some of the African countries, it does not officially cover the Nigerian market. However, the grey car markets here do proffer different Opel cars for sale in Nigeria. In the Nigerian automobile market, you could access brand new, foreign used (tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) vehicles all across the country. For those who are looking for a convenient way to search for Opel vehicle in Nigeria, the most convenient channel would be through Nigeria’s number one online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi where there is a wide array of listings of road worthy used vehicles.
Opel Performance and Technology
Opel had been involved in manufacturing its own engines from 1932 to 1998. In this period, the company produced Opel CIH (Cam in head) straight-four and straight six engines, and Opel OHV four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines. The Opel OHV and CIH were then replaced by the GM Family II engines with different configurations and cubic capacities. These engines are found on various old Opel models like Kadett, Ascona, Vectra, Rekord, Manta, Omega, Calibra, Frontera and Sintra. Besides, the Opel Astra and Zafira are still using GM Family II engines. Other GM engines used in the currently offered models include GM Small Gasoline, Medium Gasoline, Medium Diesel, GM Ecotec, GM Family 0, GM Family 1 and EcoFLEX engines. Coming to the gearbox, Opel vehicles come with AT6 high-torque automatic, Opel six-speed manual, Easytronic, MT6 and MTA transmission.
Popular Opel Models in Nigeria
As the German automaker does not officially exist in Nigeria, you will mostly find old Opel vehicles in used condition only. The most favourite and best-selling Opel cars in Nigeria are;
- Opel Vectra – The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel between 1988 and 2008. In these two decades, the company delivered three generations of this car. You can easily find the second and third generation Vectra in Ghana for as low as ₦300,000.
- Opel Astra – The Opel Astra is a compact car manufactured in hatchback, sedan and wagon body styles. It was launched in 1991, and is currently in its fourth generation. However, those available in Nigeria belong to first and second generation. The prices of this car vary between ₦500,000 and ₦750,000.
- Opel Zafira – The Opel Meriva considered as a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) which was first launched in 1999 by the German car manufacturer Opel. All three generation models are available for sale in the Nigeria market at affordable prices between ₦850,000 and ₦1,000,000.
- Opel Omega – The Opel Corsa is an executive car produced in the period of 1986 to 2003. The second generation Opel Omega was in two different models called Omega B1 and Omega B2. The price range of used Opel Omega in Nigeria ranges between ₦220,000 and ₦950,000.
Other Opel cars available in the country include; the Opel Ascona, Opel Kadett, Opel Trafic, Combo, Opel Rekord and Opel Sintra.
Availability of Opel in Nigeria
The Opel brand is not officially distributed in Nigeria, but a number of automobile dealers make is available for sale in the country. Find below a selection of regions in Nigeria where Opel vehicles could be purchased;
Authorised dealer of the Opel brand in Nigeria
In Nigeria, there are no authorised distributors of the Opel brand. However independent automobile distributors and private vehicle importers have done a very good job in making the Opel brand widely available in the country. There are quite a number of Opel models that can be found at dealership in Nigeria at great price offers.