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Fresh look for Opel's Corsa

2010-11-24 08:56

FRESHER: The Opel Corsa gets an updated look and some new kit for 2011.

Following on from its extensive upgrades earlier this year, Opel has announced a raft of cosmetic changes for its little Corsa from 2011.

The chassis, steering system and engines were attended to in 2010 but  now the Corsa’s appearance gets an update.

A new nose treatment has added a different grille, new headlights and new fog lights and at the rear a larger, redesigned Blitz logo is displayed on the tail door.

Furthermore, six new alloy rim designs, a splash of fresh new colours, and an optional Linea pack with two sporty stripes along the length of the car’s body, colour-matched 17" rims and external mirrors are more of the goodies to which Corsa fans can look forward.

MORE COLOURFUL

The Colour Line Series, introduced this week in South Africa on the three-door 1.4 model remains a feature of the redesigned range.

Big news for Opel, though, is its new multimedia infotainment system called Touch and Connect. The system uses a 13cm touch screen, a navigation system with a feature that allows you to choose the most ecological route, and Bluetooth, iPod and USB connections.

A new 70kW, 1.3 CDTI engine with standard start/stop technology joins the range, although this model is unlikely to come to South Africa. According to Opel, this three-door ecoFlex consumes about 3.5 litres/100km of diesel and emits 94g/km of CO2.

The hardcore, 141kW OPC continues as the Corsa range-topper and the 1.4 and 1.6 Turbo units are the “more sensible" options.

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