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Opel Corsa

Nowadays, there are numerous models of cars available for us to analyze in the idea of finding the proper one for us to drive. There are certain important specifications to be considered when analyzing all models of cars because such specifications are the ones which determine the quality of the cars as well as their performance. Different persons enjoy driving different cars and the great variety of models of vehicles available for us nowadays is very useful to us from this point of view as it enables us all to choose the most appropriate car for ourselves and for our families. In this respect, certain persons might also be interested in finding out more about Opel Corsa models of cars which they might enjoy driving as well.

In time, there have been presented to us many different Opel Corsa models of cars which we can analyze and from which we can choose the one that we might consider to present the best features and specifications according to the purposes in which we intend to use a car. One of these models is the one presented in 2009 which is said to include interesting specifications to be made aware to those interested in finding out more about them.

Such specifications presented by this Opel Corsa model of cars can be considered the front location of its engine, the front wheel type of drive as well as its weight considered one of 3406 lbs. In what concerns its speed it can be mentioned the fact that it h s been presented as a top speed of 150 km/h. It presents a I type of engine configuration with three cylinders and a normal type of induction. Its engine presents a horsepower of 60 HP. The type of fuel is gasoline-petrol and the fuel feed is said to be fuel injected type. In what concerns the turning circle it can be mentioned its value of 10.6 m.

Many of those who are fond of Opel Corsa models of cars have considered their design as an exciting one with sporty type of contours and with a very good quality type of interior. Other features which have been appreciated related to them are their curve and cornering type of light as well as the heated type of steering wheel being presented by them.

Other important features to be presented in a discussion on this Opel Corsa model of cars are the good quality materials included within its interior as well as its good quality turn buttons used for climate control, for radio options as well as for its lighting.

Opel Corsa model of cars presented in 2009 has been considered among the best ones within its class as it is said to present a higher class design in comparison to other similar cars available on the market. It has also been credited for the good passenger safety assured by it as well as for the child passenger safety and the pedestrian safety. This good passenger and pedestrian safety has been also determined by the good passenger cell presented by it as well as the steel sections included within the doors which are also said to protect the passengers of this car.

In general, Opel Corsa has been considered as a very interesting model of cars to be considered by those who might be fond of its body style.

2010 Opel Corsa receives upgraded engine lineup

Opel decided to to refresh its best selling Corsa model, which accounts for around 30% of its sales, and released the new 2010 model.

You won’t find any major visual enhancements, as the biggest changes included in this upgrade are found beneath the hood, with a wide array of upgraded engines, which produce more power with an improved fuel average and lowered emissions.

From the entry-level 1.0-liter gasoline to the top-of-the-range turbocharged 1.6-liter, all have received new management systems, as well as a host of other upgrades. The most frugal consumers will be happy to hear that with the EcoFlex 1.3-liter CDTI you can get just 3.7 liters/100 km (63.5 mpg) with 98 g/km of CO2 being emitted.

Enhancements were also made to the chassis, suspension and steering, all to provide a better ride quality for the standard trim lines, while the Sport edition has received a few key upgrades from Opel’s OPC performance edition.


Video: Opel honors Rallye Kadett B Sprint with special edition Corsa Color Race

Going retro is cool these days, and Opel decided to honor one of its most prestigious performance models, the Rallye Kadett B Sprint, with a special edition of its Corsa compact hatchback. But even though it will be reminding plenty of nostalgics about the sports model, its modifications are purely cosmetic.

First off, the Opel Corsa Color Race will be offered in one of three colors: Sunny Melon yellow, Casablanca white and Magma red. Plenty of performance vinyls will be offered in patterns like checkered flags, the hood and the roof will be painted black, a new discreet wing has been fitted in the rear and the car is sitting on a set of 17-inch wheels.

There are also plenty of inserts on the inside of the car, depending on what color will be chosen on the exterior, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a Panorama sunroof and special stitching on the seats.

All of these go-fast accessories will be paired with a set of reasonable engines, including a 1.4-liter gasoline unit in either 87 or 100 HP flavors, and a 1.7-liter CDTI turbo diesel, which outputs 130 HP and does 52.3 mpg US (4.5-liters/100 km). Prices start in Germany from €15,560 ($22,500).

Hit the jump to see a video with the iconic Kadett and the its new age Corsa brother.

New Opel/Vauxhall CEO says Corsa-based crossover and Mini-rivaling city car will soon arrive

Nick Reilly, the man recently placed in charge of the destiny of GM’s Opel/Vauxhall brands has revealed a few projects that his company is currently working on, and which will mark the entrance of the two brands on a new market segment, while establishing itself on other ones.

The first new model, which might arrive in 2013, is a new crossover, based on the current Corsa platform, and will mark the entrance of Opel in that new mini-crossover market. And speaking of small models, Reilly also revealed that a new city car will also appear, which will sit alongside the Agila, and rival the Mini. The new CEO didn’t confirm nor deny that the new car might be the new Allegra. He also axed any rumors about the termination of the Agila, as the car was developed in partnership with Suzuki, who is now collaborating with Volkswagen.

“All existing projects with GM [including Suzuki] will be continued,” Reilly said. “I personally believe that there is room for two models in this segment: one that is positioned more practically than the Agila and another that comes from the sporty and lifestyle side and will be future mini.”

Hybrid and electric cars were also revealed by Reilly, which said that the push will be led by the Ampera hybrid, which he hopes will sell around 15,000 units in 2011, when it will be launched. “We will have hybrid engines in our program in the next five years,” he said. “We expect [to sell] 10,000 to 15,000 vehicles [Amperas] a year at the start. Later it could quickly become substantially more.”



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VW Golf is the best selling car in Europe for the month of September

Well this isn’t really a surprise, but sales analysis company Jato Dynamics has revealed that the best selling car in Europe during the month of September was the Volkswagen Golf hatchback, with 59,552 units sold. What’s more interesting is that two other hatchbacks also occupy the next two steps, with the runner up being the Ford Fiesta with 51,291, and on third the Opel Corsa model, with 38,497 cars sold.

The company also revealed that it has recorded a growth in the car market, largely due to various government running incentives similar to the Cash for Clunkers one, in which people could trade in their old vehicles for vouchers which could be used to buy new ones. A lot of people have chosen smaller cars which are better suited for city life.

But as most of these government programs are coming to an end, analysts say that another fall of the market might be expected until the end of the year.


Opel to build entry-level city car the Allegra, Corsa’s little brother

You would think that German automaker Opel has almost all of its bases covered with models like the Insignia, Astra or Corsa, but it seems that people have been complaining that the small Corsa is too big and can’t really maneuver well in the city (/sarcasm). This, coupled with the fact that rivals are launching smaller and cheaper city cars, like the Toyota iQ or Volkswagen Up!, has made Opel start working on the Allegra, on which we have a speculative image at the beginning of the article.

Believed to be a smaller brother of the Corsa, it is very likely that it will be based on an even smaller version of the current entry-level Opel model and will be built in only three doors. What’s more interesting is that it is reported to have a starting price at around €5,500, when it will be released around 2012 or 2013.

Don’t forget though that the current transaction between the Canadians at Magna and General Motors might also affect the development of the future city car, so you might be safe considering the Corsa for your small car needs.


Revised Opel Corsa ecoFLEX gets 57.4 mpg

Opel announced that, following the introduction of the new Astra ecoFLEX range, there have also been some upgrades made to the Corsa ecoFLEX model. The 75 hp 1.3 liter diesel engine received some upgrades that include longer transmission gear ratio, improved aerodynamics, 20 mm lowered suspensing, revised air intakes, 14 inch wheels fitted with low resistance tires and an overall engine weight reduced by 45 kg (100 lbs).

The results? The revised Corsa now gets 57.4 mpg (4.1 liters/100 km) and 109 g/km CO2 emissions, comparing to 52.2 mpg (4.5 liters/100 km) and 119 g/km that the current model gets. Available with the 5 speed manual transmission, performances remain the same, meaning that the Opel Corsa ecoFLEX reaches a top speed of 105 mph (168 km/h).



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Opel Corsa “Trainees” Limited Edition

At the Leipzig Auto Show in Germany, Opel unveiled a special edition of the Opel Corsa. So, what’s so special about this edition? Well, it was created by 120 young Opel trainees. At the beginning, Opel’s intention was only to create a show off prototype for the German show, but Hans Demant, Opel’s chairman, was very impressed with the project’s result that he agreed to produce the car in a 1,000 units limited run.

The special edition features a new bodykit, which includes front and rear lip spoilers, side skirts, roof spoiler and chromed exhaust finished in Casablanca white and black rooftop, mirrors, grille and 17 inch alloy wheels. The interior is also colored in black and blue and, under the hood, the Opel Corsa Limited Edition will be powered either by an 80 hp 1.2-liter engine, a 90 hp 1.4-liter or a 90 1.3-liter diesel unit.

The Opel Corsa Limited Edition will be available starting June 2008 and will be priced starting at €15,850.