4 years after the current and sixth generation of the Opel Corsa was introduced, the manufacturer's popular supermini car is being updated. With a facelift, the Corsa aligns with the manufacturer's new design language and is updated with new propulsion units. Although in Israel the Corsa makes do with relatively modest sales, for Opel International it has been one of the most important cars for 40 years, and in the past two years it has also led the sales of the category in Germany and last month was even the best-selling car in Germany.
The new Corsa gets a redesign at the front of the car that aligns with the manufacturer's current design language, and to some extent looks like a Mini Astra. At the front, you'll meet a more modern look that includes a glossy black stripe connection between the two lighting units and an option for advanced LED matrix main lighting units (or Intelli-Lux LED in Opel language). Various cosmetic updates are recorded at the rear and the model name is written in large across the tailgate, instead of a small lettering as it appears today, and on the sides of the car are recorded sporty wheel rims with a new design. There are easier design updates in the interior, most notably the replacement of the electronic gear lever with a small switch and a new 10" touchscreen multimedia with a new interface with improved voice operation and smartphone wireless connectivity.
The new Opel Corsa, an inside look,
The engine range is being updated and the familiar 1.2-litre turbo petrol version that will be offered at the start of marketing will be joined in early 2024 by the manufacturer's new power unit, which includes a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo engine producing 100 or 136 hp to choose from, which will be offered in combination with a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox (instead of the current planetary automobile) and the addition of a lightweight 48V hybrid system to improve performance, Fuel consumption and emissions.
The all-electric version (Corsa E) also registers a significant upgrade with a new electric motor producing 156 hp and 26.5 kgm, along with a 54 kWh battery that allows for a large driving range that has grown to up to 402 km, this version joins the familiar 136 hp electric version with a range of up to 357 km that will be sold at the same time. The pair of models will support fast charging, which according to the manufacturer guarantees a 20-80% charge of the battery in just half an hour.
The new Opel Corsa will reach the first markets in Europe in the coming months, but it is unlikely to arrive in Israel before the beginning of 2024.
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