Opel Corsa Hybrid: With 100 HP and 136 HP to lower emissions…

Vauxhall Corsa GS Hybrid - Opel Corsa Hybrid 4

Stellantis' commitment to electrification is firm and strong. So much so that little by little all its brands have begun to develop and present new models with which to conquer consumers. But while they find, and do not, the magic recipe to announce prices and demolition autonomy, they have to address the needs that exist in the market. And the urban segment is one of the most sensitive to the price of mass electrification.

So to partially solve the problem here is the new Opel Corsa Hybrid. It was born with the logo of the English division Vauxhall, although in essence and effect it is the same model. As you know Opel It is sold in the United Kingdom under this logo so it is normal that from time to time they give you a scoop. However, the first is in the adoption of the new 1.2 PureTech Hybrid engine that we already know in other models such as the Jeep Avenger.

The Vauxhall Corsa Hybrid debuts subtle design changes…

Vauxhall Corsa GS Hybrid - Opel Corsa Hybrid 5

But before checking the technique of the new Opel Corsa Hybrid, we are going to tell you how this Vauxhall changes. And if you are smart you will realize that the changes are nuanced because we are not facing a new generation. Perhaps what shocks you the most is the logo but it is already an old acquaintance. To debut this new engine, the English company has divided the range into three trim levels called Design, GS and Ultimate. And depending on one or the other, there is news...

So The Design version offers more extensive equipment which stands out for including elements such as 16-inch alloy wheels and chrome elements for the body. Inside comes the new 10-inch central touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto or an expanded arsenal of driving aids. Now comes standard with lane keeping, automatic cruise control or emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

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Meanwhile The intermediate GS version has a sportier look. To give this touch, the company opts to include the roof, the A and B pillars and the side mirrors in contrasting black. He Griffin logo It also comes in the same black tone "camouflaging" with the Vizor front. There is also no lack of 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels with diamond cut or front fog lights and rear LED lights plus parking sensors.

To finish The Ultimate version provides a touch of exclusivity. In this, the equipment adds IntelliLUX adaptive Matrix LED optics to improve night visibility or an expanded security package. They include automatic emergency braking or expanded recognition of traffic signs. Finally Also includes a heated steering wheel and seats or hands-free entry and start.

But the important thing is the technique of the Opel Corsa Hybrid... well, they are clones...

Vauxhall Corsa GS Hybrid - Opel Corsa Hybrid 6

And now it's time to talk about Corsa's new hybrid powertrain. In itself, we are not facing a technological revolution, but it is important because of the boost it gives to the German urban range. The thermal base is the PSA 1.2 PureTech engine which thanks to the 48 volt electrical network offers 100 hp and 205 Nm of torque or 136 HP and 230 Nm of torque. A new e-DCT6 six-speed electrified dual-clutch automatic transmission comes into play in the mix.

As a novelty the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor It's in the gearbox. This produces a maximum power of 21 kW (28 hp) and a torque of 55 Nm. Additionally, the transmission housing houses the entire electric motor assembly, DC inverter, and ECU (Engine Control Unit). To this we must add that there is a new lithium-ion battery with a useful capacity of 432 Wh which is charged according to use.

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According to the brand The electric motor allows the new Corsa Hybrid to be moved short distances solely on electric power.. The key is in use, such as when maneuvering or at less than 30 km/h in urban traffic. On the other hand, as in any hybrid, In deceleration phases the gasoline engine stops and the electric one acts as a generator to recharge the 48 V battery of the hybrid system.

In terms of performance, the new Opel Corsa Hybrid offers interesting data. The 100 HP version announces a step from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour of 10,7 seconds. For its part, the 136 HP Corsa Hybrid improves the figure to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 8,6 seconds. Regarding CO2 emissions, according to the WLTP homologation protocol, each version certifies emissions of 102-106 g/km respectively.

Source - Vauxhall - Opel

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