Opel Corsa GSi Announced

Opel Corsa Gsi 2018

Opel is set to introduce a new, sporty 3-door Corsa GSi to its lineup. Take a look a what this hot number will offer…

Last year, Opel brought its sporty Insignia GSi sedan to the world and now, the Rüsselsheim-based firm has applied its GSi moniker to the Corsa hatchback.

The next-generation Corsa is expected sometime in 2019, so this latest Corsa GSi appears to be a fitting, final send-off for the current model.

“We are continuing our long GSi tradition with the new Corsa GSi. There was already an especially sporty variant of the very first Corsa, which is a sought after classic-to-be. Our latest athlete will set new standards in the segment with its OPC sports chassis,” said Peter Küspert, Opel Managing Director Sales and Marketing.

Key features

With its OPC sports chassis, the Corsa GSi promises agile handling.

The Corsa GSi borrows its Nurburgring-honed sports chassis from the Corsa OPC which ensures nimble cornering ability. The 3-door Corsa GSi has been spruced up visually too and features a sizable honeycomb grille with large air intakes, a sculpted bonnet, rear spoiler and carbon-look side mirrors which give the Corsa GSi a racier edge. The model is finished off with red brake callipers and can be equipped with optional 18-inch light alloy wheels.  

On the inside, the Corsa GSi features optional Recaro performance seats, a sports steering wheel, leather wrapped gear lever and aluminium sport pedals. In-car connectivity comes in the form of Opel’s IntelliLink infotainment system.

Opel has not divulged engine details for the Corsa GSi but it may very well be offered with a 110 kW / 220 Nm 1.4-litre turbopetrol engine.

We will keep you updated as more details emerge.

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