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2011 Opel Antara & Corsa Facelift Launched

2011 Opel Antara

Yesterday Opel revealed the first pictures of the 2011 facelift for the Opel Antara. The exterior changes of the car are not very noticeable, the car now has a redesigned front grille and fascia plus restyled taillights. Moving inside the car, we find new higher quality materials, an electric parking brake and a new center console.

The car can now be equipped with a new generation CDTI power unit 2.2-liter that is capable of outputting 161 hp (163 PS / 120 kW). For those customers that do not enjoy diesel engines, Opel is offering the Antara with a 2.4-liter petrol power unit that offers 168 hp (170 PS / 125 kW). All of the engines are linked to an updated 6-speed gearbox that has been optimized for responsiveness and efficiency.

2011 Opel Corsa

Today Opel unveiled the 2011 facelift for the Corsa which now comes with a new grill, an updated front fascia, new headlights and a more generous “Opel” badge on the tailgate. Similar to the current generation, the 2011 Corsa will be available with various styling options. For example, the “Linea” package comes with full-length body stripes plus color-matching mirror caps and 17-inch alloy rims. The “Color Edition” will get you an exclusive paint, black 17-inch alloy rims and a black roof.

Inside the car, you will find an updated style for the dashboard, a revised trim and improved fabrics. The new infotainment system, dubbed “Touch & Connect” sports a 5” color touch screen, Bluetooth & iPod & USB connectivity and GPS navigation.

At the moment, no in depth details were given for the power unit specification of the Corsa, but we know that the ecoFLEX has an updated 1.3-liter CDTI that offers 94 hp (95 PS / 70 kW). The model comes as standard with the Start / Stop technology and the 3-door model will do 3.5 L / 100 km and 94 g/km. For the 5-door model, the Corsa consumes 3.6 L / 100 km and 95 g/km.

In the press release, Opel said that the car received “significant chassis improvements” in order to bring a “greater ride comfort with no compromises on agility.” In order to improve responsiveness and feel, the engineers at Opel recalibrated the steering system of the 2011 Corsa.


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