Paris LIVE: 2015 Opel Corsaby Ronan Glon
The next Corsa gets a new look inspired by the Adam city car.
General Motors' Germany-based Opel division has unveiled the facelifted Corsa hatchback at the Paris Motor Show.
Offered either as a five-door or a three-door hatchback, the Corsa has been Opel's bread-and-butter model since the first generation appeared in 1982. As expected, the revamped Corsa retains the current model's silhouette but it features updated front and rear fascias inspired by the MINI-fighting Adam city car.
Inside, the Corsa boasts a more upmarket look thanks to a curved dashboard and available metal accents. Opel has fitted the hatchback with a host of new tech features including Apple's Siri Eyes Free, a seven-inch touch screen that runs the infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming.
The Corsa gains new engines that comply with the strict Euro 6 emissions norms set to come into effect across the Old Continent next September. The headline-grabber is a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder mill available with either 90 or 115 horsepower. Regardless of power output, the three-pot spins the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
Buyers after more grunt will be able to choose from one of three gas-burning four-bangers and a 1.3-liter turbodiesel. A performance-focused OPC-badged model aimed at the Volkswagen Polo GTI will round out the lineup later in the production run.
The facelifted Opel Corsa will go on sale across Europe before the end of the year As always, the Corsa will wear a Vauxhall badge in the United Kingdom.