Opel Launches New Corsa “Kaleidoscope” Edition in Europe

With the fourth generation of the Opel Corsa entering its sixth year in the market, the German automaker is trying to beef up interest in the supermini with the release of another special edition version. This one is called “Kaleidoscope” and it affords a more individualized look to the Corsa. The Kaleidoscope is available with a choice of two special metallic exterior colors called “pepperdust” and “technical grey”, which are combined with glossy black roof, black mirror housings and for the first time, a black grille frame. It also rides on dark 17-inch wheels and gets chrome exhaust pipes. Inside, Opel’s designers added more color to the cabin with the air vent rings and door inserts finished in either curry or matt chrome, while the door panels are trimmed in denim fabric. The leather steering wheel and the different seat fabrics with silver or aztek gold stitching complete the look. The Kaleidoscope is available in both three-door and five-door body styles and most engines in the Corsa range including the 1.2-liter ecoFLEX petrol with 70PS and 5.1lt/100km, a 1.6-liter Turbo petrol with 150PS, and the 1.3-liter CDTi diesel with 75PS and 4.0lt/100km. Depending on the engine, transmission options include five and six gear manual gearboxes, a five-gear easytronic as well as an automatic. In Germany, prices for the Corsa Kaleidoskope start at €15,425 (about US$20,100) including tax.