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2010-06-21 11:14
GMSA has announced a string of upgrades to the 1.4-litre models in its Opel Corsa hatch range including revisions to the drivetrain.

A new 1.4-litre Eco-tech engine that is lighter and more fuel efficient than the engine it replaces has variable valve timing and port deactivation technology, as well as a new oil pump contributing to lower emissions and reduced CO2 emissions.

Compared with the previous 1.4’s average fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km and emissions of 146 g/km, the new engine consumes an average of 5.5 l/100 km of fuel while emitting 129 g/km of harmful substances. GMSA rates the latest emissions figures as being best-in-class.

GMSA marketing manager for passenger vehicles Tim Hendon added: “All 2010 models now incorporate a shift indicator in the cluster to help the driver reduce fuel consumption by driving more economically.”

Furthermore, the chassis and rear axle have been altered for improved driving comfort, while most steering components have been revised for improved precision and steering response.

New standard features for the entry-level Essentia model include power steering, power windows up front and remote central locking with an alarm and immobiliser.

All models are sold with a five-year/120 000km warranty and roadside assistance, a five-year/unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty and a standard three-year/60 000 km service plan.

Opel Corsa line up and prices

1.4 Essentia A/C 5dr      R 162 350
1.4 Enjoy 5dr                 R 179 750
1.4 Sport Sunroof 3dr    R 191 500

1.6 Sport 5dr                 R 224 400
Corsa OPC 3dr              R 254 900



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