Next Opel Corsa Undergoes A Strict Diet, Loses 10 Percent Fat, Starts From 980kg

Opel has revealed the first official details about the upcoming sixth-generation Corsa supermini model, which is set to arrive in the European market before the end of the year.

Thanks to the adoption of PSA’s CMP architecture, the same one used in the latest Peugeot 208, the next Opel/Vauxhall Corsa benefits from a significant weight reduction, making it up to 10 percent lighter than the outgoing model.

Opel goes as far as saying that the lightest version of the 2020 Corsa will tip the scales at just 980kg (2,160lbs), making it 108kg (238lbs) lighter than its predecessor and despite retaining a similar footprint.

The weight savings came from various measures; for starters, the use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels make the body-in-white 40kg (88lbs) lighter while the new all-aluminum three-cylinder engines save another 15kg (33lbs).

Body panels such as the engine bonnet are made out aluminum, saving an additional 2.4kg (5.3lbs) while the new optimized seat structure weighs 10kg (22lbs) less than the seats in the outgoing model.

The 2020 Opel Corsa will employ PSA’s turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine offered in different states of tune, with the company also planning a full-electric version -just like the Peugeot 208- that’s set to go on sale in mid-2020.

Despite the common platform and components with its French cousin, the new Opel Corsa is expected to feature its own design character, both inside and out. When it arrives in the market, the new Corsa will be available only with a five-door bodystyle. Opel has already teased its upcoming Ford Fiesta rival with a preview image showing its new adaptive LED headlights.

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  • Giannis Antypas

    “Compared with the current model” next Corsa won’t be an Opel any more, it will be french.

    • designer_dick

      If the new Corsa isn’t an Opel because it’s based on a PSA platform, then neither is the current one, because it’s based on the Fiat Punto.

    • designer_dick

      If the new Corsa isn’t an Opel because it’s based on a PSA platform, then neither is the current one, because it’s based on the Fiat Punto.

      • Giannis Antypas

        A platform consists of what lies underneath,
        so shating this gif showing some skin deep styling similiraties doesn’t add to making your point.

        However it is no secret tthat Fiat and Opel codeveloped the current Corsa and Punto.
        And a apparently Opel has had hard times in its latest, so it needed synergies.

        But at least the current platform was codeveloped by Opel engineers,
        whereas I cannot so sure on the new one, given the dissolution of Opel’s technical capacity.

    • Mike Gonzalez

      when was an Opel actually an Opel?! it’s one of the most prostituted brands next to Volvo haha but at least Volvo still makes nice cars

  • nik

    So is this going to be the first PSA-designed opel?

    • They already have an SUV something X designed with PSA, and their new vans wich are PSA, PSA/FIAT and PSA/Toyota vans rebadged. They Still have some Renault Vans (going away) But gone the Nissan and Fiat rebadged vans. So… in short it won’t be the first PSA designed Opel… New Vivaro and Combo are.

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