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Old 12th February 2010, 19:57   #1
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New Opel Corsa: More power, greater comfort, less fuel
  • New engine line-up: more power, up to 13 percent less fuel consumption and CO2
  • EcoFLEX diesel from 98 g/km CO2 and 3.7 l/100 km
  • More comfort and driving fun: complete chassis and steering make-over
Rüsselsheim. The new Corsa range has been rejuvenated to provide more power and more driving fun with less fuel consumption. Opel engineers have given the Corsa a complete make-over, introducing an enhanced powertrain line-up that reduces fuel consumption by up to 13 percent, significant chassis improvements and a new steering calibration. In addition to its agile handling and greater ride comfort, drivers will appreciate engines that give more pulling power.

These enhancements are accompanied by the introduction in Germany of several new special editions like the sporty Color Line series. The Color Race, Color Edition and Color Wave variants feature distinctive bodywork finishes and attractive 17-inch alloy wheels. Also, in celebration of 111 years of automotive tradition, Opel will release a captivating 111 Limited Edition in Europe.

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The Corsa comes in two distinct body styles, the coupé-like three-door and the family friendly five-door. Inside the cabin, the Corsa continues to offer one of the roomiest and most attractive interiors in its class. True to Opel's philosophy, it also features innovative technologies at an affordable price, including halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), a heated steering wheel, active front head restraints, Hill Start Assist, a Panorama sunroof or the integrated FlexFix bicycle carrier which is unique to Opel.

The Corsa is a highly popular choice throughout Europe, accounting for some 30 percent of all Opel/Vauxhall sales. In addition to its athletic dynamic styling and great driving fun, it also offers customers top class quality. Germany's DEKRA Defect Report 2010 named the Corsa the overall winner, with the lowest defect rate (2.4 percent) of all the vehicles tested. DEKRA (Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein) is a full-service provider for safe and efficient mobility and Europe's leading technical expert organization.

Reinvigorated to deliver more driving satisfaction and lower fuel costs, the Corsa range ticks all the right boxes for customers seeking a peppy package at an affordable price.

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More power with improved fuel economy

The powertrain line-up consists of a wide offer of gasoline engine from the 1-liter 3 cylinder (48 kW/65 hp ) entry level version to the turbo charged 1.6-liter on the Corsa OPC (141 kW/192 hp). On the diesel side, different versions of the 1.3 and 1.7 CDTI motors offer outputs ranging from 55 kW/75 hp to 96 kW/130 hp all with fuel consumption under 5 liters per 100 kilometers. The Corsa ecoFLEX 1.3 l CDTI offers exceptionally low CO2 emissions of just 98 g/km for the 3-door variant, 99 g/km for the 5-door.

Opel engineers have developed the engines to give greater torque, while at the same time reducing their appetite for fuel and lowering CO2 emissions. All gasoline engines, and the new 1.7 CDTI diesel, comply with Euro 5 emissions standards.

The most popular gasoline powertrains – 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4-liter with manual and automated Easytronic transmissions – offer combined cycle fuel consumption between just 5.0 and 5.5 l/100 km, and CO2 ratings from 117 to 129 g/km with manual transmission. With an average fuel consumption of just 5.0 l/100 km and 117 g/km CO2, the Corsa 1.0 is the cleanest of all gasoline-powered entries in its segment. The 1.4 engine comes in two variants, with 64 kW/87 hp and 74 kW/100 hp and is available with full automatic transmission in its most powerful execution. The 1.2 and 1.4-liter Twinport engines are now fitted with double cam phasing to allow variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust sides for more efficient breathing.

Other measures that improve fuel consumption for all gasoline engines include a low friction oil pump, remapping of the engine thermostat and a "shift up" indicator to help the driver change gear for optimum fuel economy.

The 1.3 CDTI engine is also improved, giving the Corsa ecoFLEX model exceptionally low CO2 emissions of just 98 g/km for the 3-door variant, 99 g/km for the 5-door. The Corsa ecoFLEX is Opel's lowest emitting car, yet it is packed with 27 percent more power and 10 percent greater fuel efficiency. A diesel particulate filter and the "shift up" indicator in the cluster are standard.

The top-of-the-line 1.7 CDTI diesel engine now offers more power and torque – increased to 96 kW/130 hp and 300 Nm – as well as a nine percent cut in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, to 118 g/km and 4.5 l/100km.

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Uprated chassis and steering

Opel chassis engineers have upgraded all major suspension components and the steering system. The result is improved ride comfort, more precise steering feel and greater directional stability – without compromising Corsa's acclaimed agility.

Dampers, springs, anti-roll bars, the rear axle, the electric steering gear and its calibration software all have been optimized. All the changes apply to Essentia, Enjoy and Cosmo variants, while versions equipped with the Sport chassis, GSi and ecoFLEX models benefit from additional improvements to the rear axle and steering. The Corsa OPC took over the changes applied to the steering gear.

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Old 12th February 2010, 20:57   #2
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Thanks for that.
Do you think that the car looks a little i20ish? Somehow it gives me the impression that I am looking at an i20 facelift.

That being said, the car looks good.
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I like the one with the red interiors,looks quite sporty.And a 100bhp engine with that sounds good.
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Originally Posted by Amartya View Post
Do you think that the car looks a little i20ish? Somehow it gives me the impression that I am looking at an i20 facelift.
Absolutely! Except for those muscly rear haunches!
Typical Opel fare here,but a pleasing design nonetheless!
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The front is a bit Ritzish while the rear I20ish. So we know what was the inspiration for the new Corsa
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It looks good. Compared to the makeover Punto Evo got, this makeover looks a zillion times better.
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Red in the interiors is Figo - like. The front is contemporary (all the latest ones look alike) the back is equally amphibian. Why do all the latest ones look like each other. It is just like the 70's fashion where everybody had long puffy hair and bell-bottoms.
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thats a good looking hatch, not bad at all. nice sporty interiors too.
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Not to sound pessismistic , but that car really looks "un-nice".

Not sure why all the new cars nowadays have these lines. Is this the new mantra ?

Cars like the Ritz , A-Star , Beat , etc have started having these straight , jutting lines.

Not to my taste , maybe I am just old fashioned.

EDIT: Also looks like Ford's interior idea have been stolen by Opel or vice-versa.(Referring to the Ford Figo , Mud red interiors)

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Originally Posted by SPARKled View Post
The front is a bit Ritzish while the rear I20ish. So we know what was the inspiration for the new Corsa
yes me too feel the same
The front looks a mix of Ritz & I20 and Rear more I20 with those tail lamps.
The car looks good and GM can bring it here
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I just spotted one of the today at bannerghatta road in bangalore.I understand they have a technical centre here in bangalore.Not really sure if this is a future launch product for the Indian car market.
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