- Bodywork utilitarian
- Puertas 5
- Plazas 5
- Power 75 - 136 hp
- Consumption 4 - 5,8l/100km
- Trunk 267 - 309 liters
- Assessment 4,2
El Opel Corsa It is one of the most recognized and famous models of the European B segment. A reference for many years of service and a sales success. The Corsa is an institution in itself. It is also known in other markets where it has been sold under the Vauxhall Nova name. It is currently under the umbrella of the PSA Group, the conglomerate formed by the brands Citroën, DS, Peugeot y Opel.
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The first generation of the Corsa was launched on the market in 1982, and it can be said that it has a lot of Spanish DNA because its international manufacture is carried out in the facilities that Opel has in Figueruelas, province of Zaragoza. Each and every one of its editions has come from there, and there are already seven generations that have reached the markets, the last one launched in 2019.
With millions of units sold behind them, the latest Opel Corsa is presented with the label of being the best and most advanced of all that has been. Everything in it is new, from the platform to the interior, through a new design and a state-of-the-art mechanical range that includes a 100% electric variant called Opel Corsa-e, which is also manufactured in Spain.
Technical characteristics of the Opel Corsa
As we have already said, since 2017 Opel has been part of the PSA conglomerate. This has given it access to many systems and developments shared by the group with the intention of reducing costs. Under its body hides the modern CMP modular platform, the same used by other well-known models such as the Peugeot 2008, Opel Mokka or Citroën C4.
The CMP platform allows its size to be adapted according to the segment and the particular needs of each model. In the specific case of the Opel Corsa, it leads us to ideal measures for the B segment: 4,06 meters long, 1,76 meters wide and 1,43 meters high. To these dimensions must be added a wheelbase of 2,54 meters. Battle enough to homologate an interior for a maximum of five passengers.
The rear bench seats have good space, although something fair for tall passengers. Three adults will go narrow because of the little width for the shoulders. Regarding load capacity, the Corsa homologates a minimum trunk of 309 liters, expandable by folding down the rear row of seats. That cubic capacity is reduced to 267 liters for the electric model, the Corsa-e.
Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Opel Corsa
When it comes to machining the Corsa, Opel has had a specific but varied range capable of adapting to the needs of many customers. It offers a range of low and medium power performance. Three gasoline units, one diesel and one electric make up all the mechanics. All of them send the power to the front axle through the management of a manual or, optionally, automatic gearbox.
The range starts with the 1.2-horsepower 75 and five-speed manual gearbox. that same block of three cylinders and 1.2 liters is used in the variants of 100 and 130 horses, although in these cases it adds a turbo to improve performance. The only diesel mechanic employs a 1.5-liter four-cylinder block delivering 100 horsepower of power and that enjoys the lowest consumption of the entire range.
For its part, the most efficient and ecological variant is the Corsa-e. A 100% electric utility vehicle that uses a 136 horsepower block which is powered by a 46 kWh lithium-ion battery of actual capacity. homologate a maximum autonomy of 315 kilometers in WLTP cycle with a combined consumption of 17,5 kWh per 100 kilometers.
Equipment of the Opel Corsa
The range of equipment for the Opel Corsa for Spain is structured around five versions. From least to greatest technological, security and personalization endowment we have: Edition, GS-Line, GS Line +, Elegance and Ultimate, while the electric variant has the following equipment levels: Edition-e, GS Line + e, Elegance-e and Ultimate-e.
In each of them there is an improvement in equipment and new design accents. The main elements incorporated in the Edition access version are hill start assistant, fatigue alert, ISOFIX anchorages, folding rear seats or automatic light control. The manual air conditioning, halogen headlights, lane maintenance alert or 4,2-inch color instrument panel are not missing either.
In the higher versions, the Corsa's equipment is enriched with elements such as the IntelliLux LED matrix lighting system or the emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. Also not missing are 16-inch alloy wheels, the sunroof, connectivity for mobile devices and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with BOSE speakers.
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The Opel Corsa according to Euro NCAP
On the occasion of the launch of the latest generation, Euro NCAP put the safety of the small utility to the test. After rigorous crash tests, the Opel Corsa was awarded four out of five safety stars. The results by sections were as follows: 84 out of 100 in adult passenger protection, 86 out of 100 in child passenger protection, 66 out of 100 in pedestrian vulnerability and 69 out of 100 in driving assistants.
The Opel Corsa of Km 0 and second hand
Historical sales of the Corsa position it as one of the best-selling models in Spain, and the most popular model of the German firm in our country. Over the years it has earned a reputation for practicality, durability and ease of maintenance. With all that the depreciation value is in the category average, although it depends a lot on the generation.
If we take a look at the used and second-hand market, we see that the most affordable units date from the second and third generation. Its lowest prices are around 400 euros. Models of the latest edition skyrocket budgets because many of them are presented as Km 0 units. This market is very broad because dealers accumulate a lot of stock, launching it for sale with interesting discounts compared to factory models.
Rivals of the Opel Corsa
It won't be anything else, but If we talk about popularity, the utility segment, segment B, is one of the most successful in the market.. All the brands fight in it, offering a diversity that few niches enjoy. The most direct rivals of the Corsa are: Peugeot 208, Citroën C3, Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza, Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia, KIA Rio, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo, Dacia Sandero, Toyota Yaris and many more. Among all of them, the German stands out for its design, its contained price and for its 100% electric version, being the only one to offer it together with its French brother, the 208.
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Opel Corsa prices
The Corsa has always stood out for its excellent price-product ratio. An affordable cost that has allowed it to be a very popular model. Currently the starting price of the Opel Corsa is 17.300 euros, without offers or promotions. Said cost is attached to a model with a 75-horsepower gasoline engine, a five-speed manual transmission and an Edition finish. The most expensive of the family, how could it be otherwise, is the Corsa-e with Ultimate-e finish. Its minimum price starts at 36.300 euros, without offers or promotions.
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