At the Paris Motor Show in October, Opel will be unveiling the fifth generation of its Corsa. The first pieces of information about this versatile car are starting to come in. We now know that the Corsa will be available with either three or five doors, it will measure about 4 metres in length, and it will look similar to the Adam, with a certain resemblance to the Astra in terms of design.
Furthermore, thanks to the signing of a technical agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroën, the Corsa will be using the Peugeot 208 platform. To ensure good road handling, this generation should also include a rear axle guided by a Watt’s linkage.
The diesel engine range will extend from 75 to 115 horsepower. We can note that the 1.7 CDTi from Isuzu will be replaced by the 1.6 CDTi. The petrol engine offer will not be short-changed. There is talk of a new three-cylinder turbo engine and a turbocharged four-cylinder with direct injection. At the top of this range, it's a safe bet that there will be an OPC version with at least 200 horsepower. The Stop/Start system will be offered as a standard feature.
Lastly, on the accessories front, we can expect the Corsa to include some of the car maker’s latest features: a lane departure warning system, a more modern multimedia system, traffic sign recognition or a FlexFix integrated bicycle rack.
With attributes such as these, it looks like this Corsa is on track for success. Don't you think ?