Pricing and specifications for the new-generation Opel Corsa have been announced. Here's how much you can expect to pay for the newcomer.
The new Opel Corsa has been sitting in South African dealerships since the 4th quarter of 2020, but the vehicle is due for a formal launch in the first quarter of 2021. The Opel Corsa shares a platform with the Peugeot 208, as Opel is now part of PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel, Vauxhall). The Opel Corsa will be entering a hotly-contested compact hatchback segment, where the Volkswagen Polo reigns supreme.
Other noteworthy rivals range from the Ford Fiesta, Mazda2, Kia Rio, Nissan Micra, Hyundai i20, Renault Clio to some family conflicts with the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208.
There is just one engine and gearbox combination available across the range. The engine is a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated 3-cylinder and in this application, it produces 55 kW and 118 Nm. The vehicle is front-wheel driven and the gearbox on offer is a 5-speed manual. In terms of fuel economy, Opel is claiming 4.2 L/100 km and the new Corsa has a 40 litre fuel tank. For those who care about sprint performance, Opel says its new Corsa will dash to 100 kph in 13.2 seconds and has a top speed of 174 kph. Interestingly, there was talk of a 1.2-litre turbocharged motor mated to an automatic gearbox, but it appears it's not available yet.
There are two levels of trim; Edition and Elegance. Edition rides on 15-inch wheels, while Elegance boasts attractive 16-inch alloys. Edition level of trim features daytime running lights, air conditioning, rear park distance control, USB port, Bluetooth, auto lights, power steering, cruise control, and cloth upholstery. Elegance adds Partial Cloth + Artificial Leather trim, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, panoramic roof, auto wipers, and a rear parking camera. In terms of connectivity, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay has been fitted. In terms of boot space, 309 litres is on offer, but if you fold down the rear seats, 1081 litres is available.
There's no skimping on safety features here. Both Opel Corsa derivatives come with 6 airbags and traction control.
We'll have more details on specification and features closer to the vehicle's official launch.
Opel Corsa Price in South Africa (January 2021)
The new Opel Corsa is sold with a 3-year/ 120 000 km warranty and a 3-year/60 000 km service plan.
Opel Corsa 1.2 Edition R290 000
Opel Corsa 1.2 Elegance R350 000