Opel Corsa: Ending the secrets…

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Throughout May, we’ve been giving you infos concerning the upcoming Corsa. If they were uncertain at the time, they have been revealed as correct today, Opel having confirmed them via a press release.

In it, we learn that the Corsa will be available in two versions (3 and 5 doors) and we get to see the official photos. From the outside, the Corsa has had its own take on the style of the Adam city car, notably with a lowered radiator grill and stretched headlights. The side and the rear, for their part, evoke the Opel Astra. Lastly, the passenger compartment is distinguished by horizontal lines, modernised onboard instrument panel, and with a 7 inch screen incorporating all the functions of the IntelliLink multimedia system.

From a technical point of view, the manufacturer confirms that the chassis hasn’t taken any elements from the current Corsa and that the centre of gravity has been lowered by 5mm. Also, they say that they have limited the body roll and have provided this generation with a new suspension that filters out bumps better.

Concerning the engines, we are spoiled for choice. For petrol, Opel offers a three cylinder 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo which has two levels of power: 90 and 115 hp. Above this engine, there is the 1.4 Turbo (100 hp and 200 Nm) as well as the 1.2 and 1.4 atmospheric engines. For diesel engines, the 1.3 CDTi will produce either 75 or 95 hp. Lastly, these engines will be linked up to 6 speed gearboxes, in manual and automatic.

So, in your opinion, is this new Corsa ready to take on its rivals?