Spy Shots: New Opel Corsa


Our German spy photographers have captured images of a new Opel Corsa prototype undergoing testing. Take a look at the details…

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Last week we brought you spy images of the next generation Volkswagen Polo, which is due to be officially revealed later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show (or perhaps earlier, if some reports are to be believed). Now, images of a new Opel Corsa prototype undergoing testing have surfaced. Corsa has been a sales success both locally and internationally and an all-new Corsa is currently in development to rival the likes of the new Polo and the latest iterations of the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio.

Earlier this year, the Opel Corsa 1.0T Enjoy was recognised as the best offering the Compact Hatchback category of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – Powered by WesBank. These spy images show a new Corsa prototype wrapped in heavy camouflage. You can expect significant changes to the grille, bumpers and headlight/taillight design, following the direction of its bigger brother, the Astra. The interior will also be updated significantly with a new design and upmarket materials. Based on a new platform, the next generation Corsa will be lighter than its predecessor and a roomier cabin is likely.

The new Opel Corsa is expected to go on sale sometime in 2018 and its arrival in South Africa is yet to be confirmed. Exact powertrain details are unknown at this stage but reports suggest that turbocharged 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder engines will be offered with range being topped off with a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine.

We will keep you informed as more details emerge. 

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