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2003-03-07 10:10

Updated Corsa Utility

The four-model range continues to offer buyers a choice of three engine derivatives with workhorse or Sport specifications.

Petrol engine derivatives are offered in either 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre derivatives while the popular diesel alternative is offered in 1.7-litre naturally aspirated form.

Base specification level models are the 1.4i petrol and the 1.7-D diesel. Higher levels of comfort are offered on the 1.4iS and 1.6iS models.

The top of the range ?Sport? models feature front and rear colour coded bumpers, whilst the rear tail light clusters now have a ?smoked? look.

The 1.4iS and 1.6iS also feature a new design for the 14? alloy wheels fitted as standard equipment. Front fog lights are also standard, as are body colour wheel arch mouldings.

For the 2003 model year the 14iS now has an air conditioner fitted as standard equipment. This was previously only available on the 1.6iS. The 1.4iS also has a convenience light in the glovebox. Revised cloth trim is featured on the sports seats of the two iS models.

The base level Corsa Utility 1.4i and 1.7 D have ?see through? front head restraints as an added specification. Tinted side windows are also featured. The 1.4i gains a sliding rear window, already a standard item on the 1.7-D.

?Over the past two years the Opel Corsa Utility has attained leading brand status in the sub 1-tonne segment of the pick-up market,? says Malcolm Gauld, Delta?s Director of Sales and Marketing.

?During 2002 the Corsa pick-up achieved a market share of over 7% of all light commercial sales well ahead of its nearest competitor.??

?Customers attribute their preference for the Corsa to class leading engine performance and the position of leadership enjoyed by the Corsa in the diesel segment of this market. Together with good driving dynamics, low whole life costs are an added advantage?

?Ownership peace of mind that goes with the purchase of a Delta Motor Corporation product is extended with the introduction of the refreshed Corsa Utility range.

"Owners of these vehicles will benefit from Delta?s comprehensive VIP Driver Support Plan that provides 24 hour roadside assistance in case of an emergency, even in the case of running out of fuel.

"The 3 year VIP Driver support plan complements a 3 year/100000 kilometre warranty package with anti-corrosion protection.?

Standard items on the base specification include fuel injection, and many features and comforts found in small cars.

The 1.4iS and 1.6iS, which has power steering as standard also has many luxury features such as, alloy wheels, radio/CD combination, and air-conditioner.

A digital clock, outside temperature display, rev counter, front fog lights, and body colour mirrors, bumpers and wheel arch extensions complete the package. Cloth covered sports seats are also standard at this level.

Both the 1.4 and the 1.6 litre petrol engines have multi-point electronic fuel injection. The 1.4 version produces 65kW at 6 400 r/min with 112Nm of torque at 2 800 r/min, while the 1.6 litre engine produces 72kW at 5 800 r/min and 142 Nm @ 3 200 r/min.

The 1.7-litre diesel has a fuel consumption figure of under 5,4 litres per 100 km with a full payload at 100 km/h. This engine produces 42kW at 4 300 r/min and 105 Nm at 2 700 r/min.


  • Corsa 1.4i - R 76 920
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  • Corsa1.4iS a/c - R100 700
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  • Corsa 1.6is a/c - R116 650
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  • Corsa 1.7D - R 97 060
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