Opel has confirmed that the fifth-generation Corsa subcompact will be introduced before the end of this year. The car is currently in the last development stage, with final validation drives taking place to test fine-tuning of all components.
Opel has also said that the Corsa E features a newly developed chassis with two settings (Sport and Comfort) and “superbly” tuned steering, with the new model also getting the new-generation 1.0-liter ECOTEC turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine. Already available on the Adam, the engine produces 114hp (115PS) and is mated to a new six-speed transmission.
According to Opel, board members including CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann have offered a very positive feedback on the new Corsa. “The three-cylinder turbo’s strengths – torque, driveability and noise generation – together with the all-new gearbox and chassis, top the list of highlights according to the Board and engineering team,” reads Opel’s release.
By Dan Mihalascu