After almost two months of being the sole new Corsa on the local market, the Edition is being joined by its siblings to form a complete model range in South Africa.
It is joined by two new trim-lines by the names of Corsa and Elegance.
The range is available with two 1.2-litre engines that are either naturally aspirated or turbocharged, and two transmissions options – a 5-speed manual and 6-speed auto.
The new Opel Corsa is one of the lightest and most aerodynamic vehicles in its segment, according to its makers.
Its body and powertrain are made of lightweight materials to achieve a mass of 980kg in its lightest form, and it was shaped to reach a low drag coefficient of 0.29.
To further increase the aerodynamics of the Corsa, flat underbody paneling was used for the engine compartment and a rear roof spoiler was fitted to reduce lift.
For its power, a 1.2-litre engine is bolted on which can produce between 55kW and 96kW, depending on the specification.
This will produce an acceleration time of 8.7 seconds for the 0-100km/h run if you are in the Corsa Elegance.
Corsa Elegance features
The Elegance, the most expensive option in the range, receives the most features.
It is fitted with a 7-inch touchscreen IntelliLink infotainment system, another 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a reverse camera, and heated front seats as standard.
Hidden in the front fascia are the sensors for lane-keeping assist, front pedestrian detection, and forward collision alert.
On top of this, the Elegance can even recognise traffic signs.
More notable features include:
- Collision-mitigation braking
- LED headlamps with high-beam assist
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
South African pricing for the new Opel Corsa range is listed below.
- Corsa 1.2 55kW 5-speed MT – R274,900
- Corsa Edition 1.2 55kW 5-speed MT – R294,900
- Corsa Elegance 1.2 Turbo 96kW 6-speed AT – R386,900