With two engine choices on offer, the Opel Corsa range in South Africa moves to completion with the new Corsa and Elegance nameplates that follow the release of The Edition, which has been available on order since January.
Opel, part of the Stellantis Group, is looking to revive interest in the brand and to put Corsa back onto the sales charts where it used to be.
This sixth generation of the Opel Corsa features two of the Stellantis Group latest combustion engines, the 1.2 Naturally Aspirated and 1.2 Turbo. The two engines are offered in South Africa in conjunction with two gearboxes the 5-speed manual and the 6-speed automatic shifter.
The improvement in efficiency through the engine range is reflected in the driving performance. While the new Corsa Elegance with 96 kW reaches a maximum speed of 208 km/h, its predecessor needed 15% more power (110 kW) to get to 207km/h. With zero to 100km/h acceleration in 8,7 seconds, the new model is 0,2s quicker than its predecessor.
Opel Corsa is one of the most aerodynamically optimised vehicles in its class – this was achieved after the Opel Engineers and Designers took the vehicle through rigorous testing and fine-tuning at the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines in the wind tunnel of Stuttgart University.
The results are an impressive drag coefficient of just 0,29 and a reduced frontal area of just 2,13 sq/m.
To further improve the aerodynamics of Opel Corsa, flat underbody panelling is used from the engine compartment to rear of the vehicle thus reducing airflow turbulence underneath the vehicle while in motion.
Safety Benchmark available on Elegance trim includes 180⁰ view reverse camera, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Detection and Collision Mitigation Braking.
Inside there is an IntelliLink Infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen on Edition and Elegance derivatives, a 7-inch Digital Cluster on Elegance, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity on Elegance.
Further, the Elegance has heated front seats, LED Headlamps and High Beam Assist.
Model Range & Pricing
|R 274 900||R 294 900||R 386 900|
|CORSA||CORSA EDITION||CORSA ELEGANCE|
|1.2 55 kW 5-speed Manual||1.2 55 kW 5-speed Manual||1.2 Turbo 96kW 6-speed Automatic|