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New Opel Corsa launched in South Africa – Pricing and specifications

The updated Opel Corsa has gone on sale in South Africa, retaining the three-model range with a new starting price of R374,900.

The city car is available in Lite, Edition, and GS Line grades with a single engine option powering the entire line-up.


The mid-cycle facelift brought the design of the Corsa in line with Opel’s other newer vehicles such as the Frontera and Grandland.

The hatchback now wears the brand’s signature “Black Vizor” between the restyled headlight clusters, a new front bumper with more angular air intakes, bold model lettering on the tailgate, and a selection of updated wheels.

The entry-level spec in the revised Corsa family comes with automatic Eco-LED headlamps with high-beam assist, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, Jet Black cloth seats, manual airconditioning, a multifunction steering wheel, a multi-info driver’s display measuring 3.5 inches, a 10-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth, six speakers, cruise control, hill-start assist, lane-keep assist, front pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, tyre-pressure monitoring, and six airbags.

Upgrading to the Edition brings front LED fog lamps, electric wing mirrors, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, MirrorLink smartphone mirroring support for the central display, front parking sensors, a reverse camera, and blind-zone monitoring.

As the range-topper, the GS Line furthermore sees rain-sensing wipers, cloth/leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control, driver drowsiness alert, and collision-mitigation braking at low speeds.

It also offers distinctive styling, comprising a black contrast roof, a gloss-black spoiler and B-pillar, chrome exterior highlights, and unique 16-inch rims.

The hatchback provides 309 litres of cargo space in five-seater mode, growing to 1,081 litres when the rear bench is collapsed.

The entire Corsa catalogue is equipped with a 1.2-litre, turbo-petrol engine turning the front wheels, which is matched with a six-speed manual gearbox in the Lite and Edition and an automatic in the GS Line.

The base and mid-range models generate 74kW and 205Nm, allowing them to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in 9.9 seconds on their way to a top speed of 194km/h.

With the same powerplant the GS Line churns out a higher 96kW and 230Nm, enabling it to get to triple digits in a quicker 8.7 seconds and eclipse 208km/h.

The caveat is that it is slightly heavier on fuel, scoring an average consumption rating of 6.3l/100km versus the Lite and Edition’s 5.7l/100km.


The South African pricing and model line-up for the new Opel Corsa are below:

Each purchase carries a 5-year/100,000km warranty, 3-year/45,000km service plan, and 5-year/100,000km roadside assistance.

Opel Corsa


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