2020 Opel / Vauxhall Corsa Fully Revealed In Official Photos

The 2020 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa has surfaced online ahead of the official reveal scheduled for the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

The folks from L’Automobile Magazine posted the images on their website, providing us with the first look at the next-generation subcompact hatchback. The French magazine pulled them out shortly after, but by then, they had already spread around the web on numerous sites and forums, including Autoblog.nl.

Also read: Opel Planning An All-Electric Corsa Hot Hatch

The official images reveal an evolutionary design approach for Opel’s B-segment model. The car you see here is the electric version which appears to be named Corsa-e. As with the rest of the Corsa range, the electric model shares underpinnings with the Peugeot 208 — more specifically with the e-208.

All Corsa models switch to PSA’s CMP scalable architecture which already underpins the Peugeot 208 and DS3 Crossback. Thanks to the new platform, the Corsa will not only be electrified but also significantly lighter, shedding up to 108 kg (238 lbs) in the process. This will obviously bring improvements in fuel efficiency and dynamics.

Looking at the photos, the Corsa appears to be wider and lower than the current model, adopting a more dynamic appearance. At the front, the 2020 Corsa displays sleeker headlights (for the first time available with IntelliLux Matrix LED technology) and new grilles with diamond-like inserts for a more aggressive and upscale look.

The side view reveals a sporty design for the C-pillar which together with the black-painted roof contributes to the impression of a “floating roof.” As for the rear, the LED taillights look similar to those on the Insignia and the graphics echo those of the headlights.

The interior is probably the biggest step up compared to the current model, with the 2020 Corsa adopting a modern dashboard layout consisting of a digital instrument cluster and a big central touchscreen. Mind you, those are likely optional features as they are shown here on the range-topping Corsa-e electric model.

As with the hardware, the new Corsa ditches the GM software (the MyLink interface) for PSA’s infotainment systems. Another obvious PSA component is the shift-by-wire lever for the automatic transmission that is used by various Peugeot, Citroën and DS models.

According to the forum user who posted the photos, the Corsa is 40 mm (1.57 in) longer and 18 mm (0.7 in) wider than the outgoing car, which means it should be slightly roomier. The boot volume is said to measure 309 liters (10.9 cu ft), making it 25 liters (0.88 cu ft) bigger than the current Corsa.

There isn’t much info on the engine lineup but the Corsa-e should feature the same 100kW (136 PS/134 hp) electric motor and 50kWh battery as the Peugeot e-208. Expect a similar WLTP-rated driving range of 340 km (211 miles) as well. As for the internal combustion units, a 1.2-liter PureTech turbocharged three-cylinder engine available in various states of tune should be the core offering, along with a 100 PS (99 hp) 1.5-liter turbo diesel.

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  • Julien Lachemoi

    It does look good especially for an Opel.
    The interior is very VW/Audi inspired in term of design.

  • Shtekeris

    Woah, that’s really really nice.

  • exeptor

    Well, it’s too much 208, but on the other hand I like it for that reason. Still 208 in GT line probably in yellow color will be my choice.

  • Big Thumbs Up for me!!

  • salamOOn

    impressive. i like that small cars doesnt have to be cheap looking and ugly anymore.

  • Richard Taylor

    The Corsa’s 208 heritage is clear from its proportions, but that’s not a terrible thing. This Corsa seems to evolve the few decent design elements carried over from the Insignia, whilst avoiding the clumsy details seen in other places through the brand’s range. I’m looking forward to seeing these on the road.

    • designer_dick

      It’s not any worse than the last model’s Punto heritage.

      • Richard Taylor

        Totally agree – the 208 is a far better starting point. Easier to build great from good, instead of good from garbage.

  • ThatGuy

    Nice sleek looking car, Opels direction now is something i really like

  • Looking good.


    as usual, no 3 door version

    • ThatGuy

      Im sure there will be but for specific countries, as far as i know the UK generally gets a 3 door. But i fear you are correct an majority of countries wont get a sniff of the 3 door

      • Mr_Fanta_Pants

        No three door in the new model

  • StrangerGP

    The C pillar kinda makes it look like an Audi A1.

    • designer_dick

      There’s no need to insult the Corsa.

      • StrangerGP

        Corsa definitely looks better, it just reminded me of A1. It’s the same with the interior, similar to what VAG is doing.

  • Tinky-Winky


  • Brian Regan

    That’s a handsome thing.

  • designer_dick

    They’ve successfully married Opel’s rather rational, businesslike aesthetic with some of the glitz, glamour and emotion from recent Peugeots.

  • no25

    Man, I wish the States had Opel instead of Buick. I know they’re practically the same, but Opel gets more of the nicer models while Buick gets whatever crap GM feels the States “want.”

    • designer_dick

      This new Corsa has literally nothing to do with GM or Buick – it’s pure PSA from the ground up.

  • Oscar Cereijo

    I think they’ve missed the opportunity to introduce their last compass design language with the “vizor” face… looks good though!!! good depart from ancient fiat platform. I´m impress how PSA did in one year what GM wasn’t able in decades. Opel finally back in the game!

  • Six Thousand Times

    You can see the 208 origins in its backside.

  • Kaido Alex

    It looks very French, interesting.

    • Nefiu Ci

      thats because its a badged peugeot 208

      • Kaido Alex

        I know that, that’s why I’m saying.

  • uS’gedlemba

    The new Opel design language will kick off with the next car, the Mokka.

  • Knotmyrealname

    I didn’t know Seat freelanced for PSA?

  • Frase

    As much as I wish the Vizor was used here, I’m still on its side. Takes more than one too many cues from the 208, but if you’re gonna steal, steal from the best. Nevertheless, it’s outwardly a better car than the last one.

  • DM

    PSA did great here! I would have liked a more radical looking interior, completely different from Peugeot but I guess they did not want to overshadow the 208, which is stunning. Overall a beautiful and fun little car.

  • Ilbirs

    I’d be expecting that it’d resemble a lot the new 208 but the team taking care of this project did a great job in making the Corsa F looks like an Opel. It’s the same kind of talent seen on the Crossland X and Grandland X.

  • WalthamDan

    Glad they positioned the grille back up to a normal location

  • Melih Haboglu

    ditching GM platforms make the Opel worse, cheap and unreliable…
    after this Opel (that in our memory ) is dead..

  • To me this feels like a 90’s Korean whites good vehicle. A car for the sake of a car. So much could of been done to make this special now the might of PSA is behind it and instead we get this. Granted its worlds better than the outgoing model but its just so dull. And don’t get started on that interior. They literally haven’t even tried.

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