If the Opel Corsa has been produced in Zaragoza since 1982, it is only a few hours that the Aragonese plant has given birth to the 11 millionth model of the 'little' German.
The Spanish plant opened its doors in 1982 precisely with the aim of producing the specific Opel model and within its production lines all six generations of the Corsa have taken shape.
Today the Zaragoza plant is in charge of producing the Opel Corsa as a world exclusive, including its 100% electric version, the Opel Corsa-e.
The vehicle number 11 million has seen the light in the last few hours and if all the Opel Corsa produced in Zaragoza since 1982 were aligned, according to the calculations of the German house, they would go around the world and there would still be enough cars to cover the distance between the capital. Aragonese and Beirut. A comparison that gives an idea of the importance of this product for the German brand. The Corsa is in fact the best-selling Opel vehicle, as well as being one of the pillars of the German company's electrification process. It currently accounts for more than a third of the brand's sales across five continents.
Thanks to this commercial success, the Stellantis plant in Zaragoza has established itself as a key production center for Opel, as its assembly lines produce the brand's sales leader, the New Corsa, as well as the Opel Crossland, the SUV that follows. in the sales rankings. Launched at the end of 2019, the sixth generation of the Opel Corsa now also has its electric version, the Corsa-e, with its 359 km of range, an output of 136 hp (100 kW) and an instantaneous maximum torque of 260 Nm.
"The Opel Corsa is an iconic model of our brand - declared Pedro Lazarino, Director of Opel for Spain and Portugal - produced exclusively in Zaragoza, the city where production began in 1982. For 40 years it has represented the offer of the brand in a key category, segment B, where its six generations have been benchmarks for its modern and dynamic design, for its advanced technology, as well as for its comfort and interior space.
Reaching 11 million units produced gives us an idea both of the good work of the Zaragoza plant and of the solidity of the Opel Corsa, which has managed to establish itself in very different times, conditions and markets ".