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Opel SA revises Corsa line-up: 'Price drops across the range'

2017-07-05 08:14

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 • New 1.0 T Engine for Essentia Model
 • Sport takes on the halo model role 
 • New specifications

Johannesburg - Opel has revised its local Corsa range, with improved specifications for some variants and reduced prices across the range.

Opel says it polled more than 600 B-segment hatchback in South Africa and the result "is a revised Corsa range, with the line-up reduced by one derivative and the rest of the changing specification".

The entry-level Essentia gains a new 1.0-litre 3 cylinder engine, capable of 66kW/170Nm, mated to a six-speed manual. Fuel consumption is rated at 4.6 litres/100km with emissions of 107g/km.

Drop is price for Essentia

The Essentia costs R200 600 with the additional radio/Bluetooth/USB/aircon option package its price moves R210 600 – a price cut of R4000

The Enjoy versions can be powered by a 85kW version of the 1.0 litre (manual transmission) while an auto variant is coupled with a 1.4-litre normally-aspirated four-cylinder.

While foglights and LEDs disappear, both versions sport the automaker's IntelliLink infotainment system as well as tyre pressure monitoring. Like the Essentia, key information is imparted via a new monochrome display cluster. Other changes include a single-piece rear bench rather than a 60/40 split rear seat.

Prices are reduced from R234 800 to R234 300 for the manual and from R235 100 to R234 800 for the auto.

Previously, flagship honours were shared by the Corsa Sport and the Corsa Cosmo, but due to the large overlap in what they offered the consumer, the latter has been discontinued. The Sport has been re-specced though its 1.4-litre turbopetrol (110kW/220Nm) remains.

Inside, it inherits the styling form the Cosmo, including the chromed beltline and door release accents, more voluminous seats and a sunroof.

As with the Enjoy versions, a tyre pressure monitoring has been added, along with advanced park assist and side blind-spot alert (which is optional on its Enjoy stablemates). The price has come down from R276 200 to R275 600.

Opel Corsa Models:

Corsa 1.0T Essentia - R 200 600
Corsa 1.0T Enjoy - R 234 300
Corsa 1.4 Enjoy Auto - R 234 800
Corsa 1.4T Sport - R 275 600

Option Packs:

Essentia Option Pack 1 (R 210 600 down from R214 000)

  • Airconditioner
  • Radio/CD/BT/USB/AUX
  • Steering wheel controls

Essentia Option Pack 2 (R 214 600 down from R219 600)

• Aircon
• IntelliLink Infotainment
• Steering wheel audio controls

Enjoy Option Pack 1 (R 239 800 for Auto, R 239 300 for manual)

 • Handsfree Parking  
 • Side Blind Zone Alert
 • Front and rear park assist

The Corsa range is sold with a five-year or 120 000km warranty and generous three-year or 60 000km service plan.

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