Speaking at the Delta Motor Corporation stand at Auto Africa, Ian Nicholls, Delta's Director of Sales and Marketing, announced that the Port Elizabeth based manufacturer will produce two versions.
These will be the base model Corsa Lite and the Corsa Lite Sport, the latter also available with a factory fitted air conditioner as optional equipment.
"The Opel Corsa Lite is a generation ahead of most of its entry level competitors and has a strong, almost cult following, amongst younger motorists," says Nicholls.
"By continuing to manufacture the Corsa Lite in two derivatives we will satisfy this demand and bolster our own sales by introducing young buyers to the Opel brand with an entry level model that is still modern in looks and has a high equipment level that includes an efficient fuel injected engine.
"The Corsa Lite Sport is based on the Corsa 1.4iS. This model caters for customers that want an affordable car that has some sporting flair. The Corsa 3-door model still has a lot of brand value bolstered by a proven history of low and very competitive whole life costs for this model."
Additional specification over the Lite includes
Full Body Colour Bumpers - Front and Rear
Rear Spoiler - Body Colour
Rear window wiper and washer
Digital Clock and temperature gauge
Sport Seats with height adjustable for driver
Optional Air Conditioner
Both the new Corsa Lite models are powered by a 1.4-litre engine that produces 65 kW at 6 200 r/min and 112 Nm of torque at 2 800 r/min.
The Corsa Lites are covered by a full three year/100 000 km warranty and a three year anti-corrosion warranty.
Corsa Lite R68 600
Corsa Lite Sport R80 310
Corsa Lite Sport aircon R87 060
For those wondering about the future of the Corsa Pick Up, Delta has confirmed that a full range of this popular vehicle will continue in production, also at the Port Elizabeth plant.