The all-new 2020 Corsa lineup has gained a new GS Line model, which was present at the Frankfurt Motor Show, although Opel is only now talking about it.
Described as “the sportiest new Corsa,” the Corsa GS Line is equipped with the most powerful engine available in the lineup, a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline unit offered exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.
In this configuration, the three-pot delivers 130 PS (128 hp) and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque, and enables the GS Line to sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 km/h (129 mph). Moreover, Opel says the standard Sport mode “ensures even more dynamic steering and engine response.” Even so, those are certainly not very impressive numbers, even though this is a warm hatch and not a proper hot one.
That being said, we only hope Opel will release more powerful GSi and OPC models later on in the model’s life cycle. The fuel economy ratings are not bad, though, with a WLTP-rated combined consumption of 5.6 l/100 km (50.4 mpg UK / 42 mpg US) and corresponding CO2 emissions of 128 g/km.
The Corsa GS Line is priced from €19,880 (approximately $21,925) in Germany, and for that kind of money customers get a dual-tone exterior combining a chili-red paint with a black roof and black mirror caps, sportier bumpers, chrome-plated dual tailpipes, smoked headlights and taillights, and bi-color alloys. Inside, it comes with sport seats with red stitching, red accents on the dashboard, la eather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, aluminum pedals, and more.
You’ll notice that some of the official press photos and the video feature the first-generation GSi, which Opel describes as the ancestor of the new GS Line. Whether this mean the sixth-gen Corsa will no longer offer a GSi variant is anyone’s guess right now, but the the wording makes it seem like it won’t.