The Opel Corsa is on its way to South Africa and engine details for our market have been released.
First spotted on Opel's South African website, the details discussed which engines and transmissions we'll be getting, plus an estimated arrival date of mid-late 2020. However, with COVID-19, delays are highly possible.
This is the 6th-generation Opel Corsa and if you weren't already aware, Opel was taken over by PSA (Peugeot Citroen Group) and while concerns are understandable, the French clearly know what they're doing and the new Corsa is flying off European showroom floors.
As a rival to the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and many more, the Opel Corsa has to bring its A-game to compete. The standard specification will have to be high and Opel SA's website says the new Corsa will come with "a wider array of tech features, including glare-free Eco-LED headlights, traffic sign recognition, cruise control, side blind zone alert and a variety of driver assistance systems." There'll also be Opel's IntelliLink infotainment system, complete with a 17.8 cm touchscreen.
In terms of engines and transmissions, Opel SA will be offering a 55 kW/118 Nm naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as a 96 kW/230 Nm 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine mated a 6-speed automatic transmission. We're itching to have a go.