Opel expects its innovative new Corsa’s career to be as spectacular as its first appearance in Old Billingsgate, near Tower Bridge on the banks of the Thames. The eagerly anticipated fourth-generation Corsa makes its world debut in London at the British International Motor Show (July 20 - 30). Over 9.4 million units of the popular Opel’s predecessor models have been sold in Europe since 1982. The new edition will be available at dealerships in October 2006 and is expected to again reach the top of its segment. It has everything it needs to get there: exciting design with sporty, athletic contours, a newly-developed chassis for safe and agile cornering, new high-tech features in this class, a new high-quality interior, generous space and a host of clever innovations such as the flexible integrated carrier system “Flex-Fix”, which makes its world premiere on a production car.
With its self-confident looks and friendly, distinctive face, the new Opel Corsa is ready for its first public appearance. The British International Motor Show (July 18 - 30) in London, Europe’s trend-setting metropolis, will be the stage for the Corsa’s world premiere. Unmistakable characteristics of the new Corsa include unique design with strong, sporty lines, a newly-developed chassis for agile and safe cornering, new high-tech features in this class, as well as a new high-quality interior offering plenty of space, comfort, and opportunities for individualization. The fourth generation of Opel’s popular model, which has sold more than 9.4 million units alone in Europe since 1982, will be available at dealerships in October 2006.
Opel revealed the most fuel efficient and cleanest Corsa of all the times: the Corsa ecoFLEX. It is powered by a 1.3 CDTI diesel engine boosted by a turbo with a variable geometry that need only 3.7 liters for 100 km and has a CO2 emission of 98 g/km.
The ecoFLEX Corsa is equipped with a standard Diesel Particulate Filter which dramatically reduces the emissions.
It can hit a top speed of 177 km/h and needs only 12.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a standstill.
Press release after the jump.