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SPIED: Opel Corsa facelift

2013-02-12 09:30

The Opel Corsa is the oldest mainstream hatchbacks - the current Suzuki Swift was launched in 2010, the Ford Fiesta will recieve a facelift in 2013 and both the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 are less than a year old.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

The Corsa was launched in 2006, built on a platform that was co-developed with Fiat. In 2010, it received a minor facelift that changed the shape of the headlights and bumper slightly.

In 2013 instead of developing a new model, the Corsa will go under the knife yet again.

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Many were under the impression that Opel already built a prototype for its all-new Corsa. Yet poor sales might force the automaker to rethink its strategy and stick with the old architecture.

The changes for the upcoming model seem significant.

At the front, the Corsa will have an Adam city car-inspired design while the interior has been completely transformed. The radio and the steering wheel are among the biggest improvements.

Overall, the changes look set to be step in the right direction. The facelifted Corsa should make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show in September.