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New Corsa - more pics, info

2006-06-05 09:10

Meet the new Opel Corsa five-door

With the new Corsa the German carmaker is taking aim at stylish newcomers in the small hatchback segment such as the Fiat Grande Punto and the Renault Clio.

According to Opel the five-door Corsa is distinctively different from the three-door version, following the same philosophy Opel successfully realized with the Astra and Astra GTC.

While the coupé-like three-door Corsa has inherited a bold sporty character, Opel says the five-door?s concept makes it an ideal family and leisure-time car. Both

The new three and five-door Corsa models make their world premiere in London at the British International Motor Show (July 20 - 30).

The Corsa has a length of 3 999 mm and is 1 707 mm wide. It has a more spacious interior than the current model.

There are a number of under the skin improvements too and the Corsa features an all-new chassis.

It will also be available with features such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Enhanced Understeering Control (EUC). Then there are ABS with Cornering Brake Control (CBC) as standard; brake assist.

The Corsa also comes with new petrol engines ranging from 1.0 to 1.4-litre displacements. There is also a new 92 kW 1.7 CDTI turbodiesel unit while a new 1.3-litre diesel is also available.

Although the current South African Corsa is based on the Brazilian version General Motors recently told Wheels24 that it is to "move at some point to the European model".

Therefore we expect that the new Corsa will arrive here sometime in 2007.

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