Styled by Niels Loeb, Vauxhall/Opel’s Chief Exterior Designer, the Corsa features a revised front fascia with a new grille, restyled headlights, and a larger Opel logo on the tailgate. A number of styling options will be available. The Linea package boasts full-length body stripes as well as color-matching mirror caps and 17-inch alloy wheels. The bolder Color Edition has exclusive paint, a black roof and black 17-inch alloy wheels.
On the inside, Opel’s new optional Touch & Connect multi-media system replaces the existing CD60 unit. The new system uses a five-inch touch screen display featuring both 2D and 3D maps for the navigation system with aux-in,CD/tuner, USB and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity. The designers also installed a new dashboard and improved fabrics.
While the company is staying mum on engine specifications, the new ecoFLEX features a revised 1.3-liter CDTI with 94 hp. Equipped with standard start/stop technology, the three-door model returns a combined 3.5 L/100 km and emits 94 g/km (3.6 L/100 km and 95 g/km in five-door guise).
The engineers have also made improvements to the chassis, which opel claimed to deliever greater ride comfort with no compromise on agility. Additionally, the steering system has been recalibrated for improved feel and responsiveness.