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New engine, trim for ageing Corsa

2013-09-23 08:46

NEW ENGINE, OLD CAR: The current generation Corsa is six-years old but Opel hasn’t forgotten about its hatchback as it adds improved features and a new 1.4 turbo to the range. Image: OPEL

Astra sedan, Meriva turbo, Opel Corsa facelift and Nurburgring edition... Opel is making a comeback in South Africa with the launch of four models. To aid its resurgence, the automaker has bolstered its ageing Corsa range with the addition of a new 1.4 turbo!

Opel hopes to rekindle its Corsa range (at least until it can introduce a new model) with changes to the standard specifications of the entire line-up and the addition of a new 1.4 turbocharged petrol.

Gallery: 2013 Opel Corsa Gallery 

According to Opel: “Changes to the vehicle specification have been implemented to rationalise the range and improve its value offering, while the new turbo model is geared towards efficiency, increased engine performance, and a reduced environmental footprint.”


Powering the Corsa Turbo Enjoy is a new 1.4 turbocharged petrol capable of 88kW/175Nm and mated to a five-speed manual. Fuel consumption is listed as 5.5 litres/100km with emissions of 129 g/km. The new model benefits from stop/start.

Standard kit include anti-lock braking with electronic brake pressure distribution, two airbags, aircon, remote central locking, 16” alloys, colour-coded trim, a chromed exhaust and interior detailing.

Supplementing the standard kit, the entire Corsa range is now available with an upgraded audio system with Bluetooth and USB.


Chris Cradock, Opel brand manager at General Motors SA, said: “The refinement of the Opel Corsa range in South Africa is intended to increase the appeal of the Corsa brand with buyers looking for an efficient, safe and refined hatchback.

“The introduction of the new Corsa 1.4 Turbo is in line with Opel’s trend of using small but efficient turbocharged powertrains to improve efficiency without compromising on performance. We firmly believe that this engine will give the Corsa an edge when compared to smaller-engined offerings from competitors in this segment, particularly at high altitude.”

Opel Corsa 1.4 Turbo Enjoy - R195 400
All models in the Opel Corsa range are sold with a five-year or 120 000km warranty and a three-year or 60 000km service plan. Service intervals 15 000km.


Below you can find out more about Opel’s latest products and plans for SA:

Wheels24 speaks to: Opel SA
Opel Astra sedan
Opel Meriva 1.4 Turbo Enjoy
Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition

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