Autumn welcome for new Opel Corsa

Published on 24th May 2023 at 11:46

Feast thine eyes on the new Opel Corsa, which is expected here in quarter 4 of this 
year. All grown up, this latest Corsa will be powered by completely new electric and 
hybrid drives. Prices and equipment will be announced closer to launch.  
The Corsa was best-selling small car in Germany and in 2021 and the best-selling car 
overall in the UK, the popularity of this small family car is not in question. This latest 
Corsa wears the Opel Vizor, the brand face that adorns every new Opel model today, 
where the black “visor” covers the front of the Corsa and smoothly marries the 
vehicle grille, LED headlights, and the central Opel Blitz.  
Outside view 
Depending on the trim level, the brand logo on the front and rear is presented in eye- 
catching black or matt satin silver. The optical “air inlets” in the lower front bumper 
area are larger and more prominent than before, giving the Corsa a more planted 
demeanour on the road. The “break-through” C-pillar seems to allow the roof, which 
comes in black, depending on the trim, to float above the vehicle. The Corsa 
nameplate now appears in the centre of the tailgate. Grafik Grey paintwork is also 
available for the first time for the Corsa, 
Inside Story 
New seat patterns, as well as a new shift lever and steering wheel design await, but 
the interior highlight, both visually and technically, is the optional fully digital 
The Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies features enhanced 
graphics and multimedia capabilities to provide a more integrated, intuitive cockpit 
system that evolves to meet its passengers’ preferences. The navigation system offers 
connected services, “Hey Opel” natural speech recognition and over-the-air updates. 
A 10-inch colour touchscreen displays driver information, so that all important info 
can be viewed in a fraction of a second. Notably, for the first time, compatible 
smartphones connect to the vehicle's multimedia systems and also recharge, both 
Driving expectation 
Driving and manoeuvring in the new Corsa is promised to be more relaxed thanks to 
the new, high-resolution panoramic rear-view camera with flank-guard, matched to 
adaptive cruise control, speed limiter and forward collision alert with automatic 
emergency braking and pedestrian detection. 
The new Corsa benefits from the latest generation adaptive, glare-free Intelli-Lux 
LED matrix lights. A total of 14 instead of eight individually controllable LED 
elements ensure a stadium-bright driving experience that now “cuts out” other road 
users even more precisely than before. 

Full electric in Europe by 2028 
Opel will become a fully electric brand in Europe by 2028. With twelve models 
already electrified today in the Opel portfolio, the new Corsa Electric takes this to the 
next level, with a wider choice, more power, an improved battery and more range. It 
will come with two electric drive options and will be offered with 136hp and an 
improved range of up to 357km, as well as with 156hp and up to 402km range 
(WLTP). When the Corsa Electric needs to be recharged, it can be done quickly at a 
fast charger; the battery reaches up to 80% of its total capacity in 30 minutes (20- 
For the first time, Opel will also offer customers the option of switching to hybrids 
with a 48-volt system. The 100hp and 136hp engines come with a new dual-clutch 
automatic transmission. In the future, they will complement the wide range of 
economical drive variants from highly efficient combustion engines to the all-electric 
Corsa Electric, thus consistently continuing the electrification of the brand.