Opel’s New 2020 Corsa is Big on Being Small

Published on 04th February 2020 at 13:19

Opel’s sixth-generation Corsa, their best-selling model is now on the forecourt of Opel Ireland’s thirty strong dealer network. Great to see that it features a high level of safety and technology features, some innovative to the segment. It promises much-improved fuel and CO2 efficiency and is available in petrol and diesel guise, with an all-electric version due in Ireland this April.

The 2020 Corsa will retail from €17,975 plus delivery related charges.

New Corsa – one of six

First launched in 1982, the Corsa is Opel’s best-selling model, many of them providing novices their introduction to driving as a favourite of Driving Schools here. Some 13 million Corsa’s have been sold in Europe to date.

James Brooks, Managing Director at Leeson Motors, Opel Importer in Ireland said: “The arrival of the all-new Corsa marks a new departure for the Opel brand in Ireland. It is the first new Opel model to market since Opel Ireland was acquired by the Gowan Group and internationally, it is the first new Opel model produced under the PSA Group.”

Corsa size

Sitting lower, with a sporty stance, the 2020 Corsa is totally new and offers more interior space and comfort. The Corsa stands 1435mm tall, is 4060mm in length and is 1745mm wide, its exterior height reduced to provide better aerodynamics, lower CO2 and consumption.

Occupants will benefit from the increase in front headroom, courtesy of its longer wheelbase. Cargo capacity on the boot is up by twenty-four litres on the previous model Corsa, now providing 309 litres, with some 1,081 litres with seats folded.  

Weighing in at 980kgs, this 2020 Opel Corsa is 108kg less than its predecessor, also coming with an improvement in torsional stiffness and lower centre of gravity, thereby promising greater agility, performance and handling. 

Corsa Trim Grades

Customers can choose from three trim grades, SC, SRi and Elite, all of them with a high level of comfort, tech and safety features available as standard, or as an option.

Depending on the trim grade chosen, new Corsa owners will get:

·         Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking

·         Pedestrian detection

·         Radar-based Adaptive Speed Control

·         Lane Departure Warning

·         Traffic Sign Recognition

·         Adaptive glare-free IntelliLux LED matrix lighting

Corsa Engines

Propulsion choices for the new Corsa come from a menu of petrol, diesel and the soon to arrive Corsa-e. A choice of two petrol engines, 1.2 75bhp and 1.2 100bhp, are driven through a manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic.

High-milers can opt for the 1.5 litre, 102bhp diesel engine, with manual transmission, delivering a reduction in CO2 of up to twenty-five percent.

April will welcome the Corsa-e, its 134bhp and range of 337kilometres (WLTP). The Corsa-e will have as company, the Opel Grandland X plug-in hybrid, (PHEV), the Vivaro-e van, and electric Opel Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life to follow.