Opel’s stalwart Corsa reinvented

The new 6th generation Opel Corsa is here and is more modern, more digital and more diverse than before. Although not the entry level car South Africans were used to since the first launch here decades back, it’s still a serious contender in its segment today.

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What’s new?

The future-ready German city car blends everyday driving fun with big car technology, the manufacturer claims.


The new Corsa now boasts OPEL’s distinctive Vizor front end - a single smooth panel that sits between the LED headlights, housing the advanced Opel driver aids and safety technologies with the logo at the centre.

Other styling updates include 16-inch black alloy wheels for Lite and Edition models, as well as a black roof, black badging and black Corsa lettering on GS Line models. The GS Line is differentiated by bi-colour diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels.

All Corsa models are fitted with LED headlights, the Edition and GS Line also featuring fog lights as standard.


Inside, the new Corsa’s upgraded infotainment system includes the new Opel Pure Panel. In the Edition and GS Line, it comes to life with a new 10-inch Intellilink Infotainment touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

A 3.5-inch digital instrument cluster is fitted as standard on the Lite. This is upgraded to a 7-inch display on all other trims.

In front of the instrument display, the new Corsa features an updated steering wheel design, while new heated front seats are available on the GS Line.


The new Corsa is equipped with front and rear electric windows, air conditioning, Eco LED headlamps and safety features such as Active Lane Keep Assist.

Edition models have additional features such as front and rear parking sensors and Side Blind Zone Alert as well as traffic sign recognition.

GS Line models feature automatic climate control and an electric parking brake as well as heated front seats.

The Lite name has returned to the sixth generation Opel Corsa. The entry-level model may be Lite in name, but it is far from light in specification, including spearheading the use of Opel’s turbocharged 1.2-litre engine across the range.


In the Lite, the three pot, 1.2 litre-turbo engine delivers 74 kW and 205 Nm, an engine that it shares with the Edition version. The top-of-the-range GS Line makes use of the 96 kW-version with 230 Nm of torque. While the Lite and Edition versions have a six speed-manual gearbox, the range topping models comes with a six-speed auto box.


Corsa Lite 1.2T (R374 900), Edition 1.2T (R394 900) and the GS Line 1.2T (R459 900).

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