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The New Opel Corsa

The new Opel Corsa as fresh looks, efficient engines, clever safety and driving technologies and its overall driving experience. It start from €14,895 for the three-door ‘S’ entry model.

“Over the past 32 years, the Corsa has had an enduring success with customers in Ireland and the fifth generation is no different. Key to Corsa’s success is its outstanding design, German engineering and everyday value the it provides. This is the best Corsa we have ever built and comes with a wide range of standard and optional technologies offered, we are sure it will set the benchmark.” said Dave Sheeran, Managing Director, Opel Ireland.

The new Corsa's totally new interior has been designed for driver comfort and the infotainment system and seven inch colour touchscreen will seamlessly connect mobile devices to the Corsa. Customers can stream music wirelessly and access a host of apps to enhance the driving experience, including BringGo for navigation, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn for worldwide radio and podcast reception. The integration of Apple iOS devices within IntelliLink enables SIRI EYES FREE voice control. This makes it possible for drivers to hear an incoming SMS read aloud or dictate an SMS or email – all while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road ahead.

Standard and optional innovative driver assistance systems include Park and Go technology that assists parking in tight spaces, and a front camera system with road sign recognition that will traffic signs on the road. Meanwhile Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Warning alerts an imminent danger of crashing. Corsa also features standard Hill Start Assist which will not let the car roll back on a hill.

Key to the new Corsa driving experience are improved engines, chassis smooth shifting transmissions, the new suspension and optimised steering deliver class-leading levels of comfort and precision. The new chassis does not inherit a single component from the current model.

New Engines
At the heart of the Corsa is the new ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine which is available in the sporty three-door Limited Edition model with 115hp and has Co2 emissions of 115g/km or €200 in annual road tax. Top speed of this pocket rocket is 195 km per hour, it accelerates from 0 -100km in 10.3 seconds but at the same time has a combined fuel consumption 4.9 l/100kms. Meanwhile the premium SE model comes in a 90hp variant and with Co2 emissions of 106g/km has an annual road tax of €190. These new engines of course sit alongside the existing 1.2i (70hp) and 1.4i (90hp) petrol engines offered across the Corsa range. The popular 1.4i petrol engine has a combined fuel consumption of 119g/km of Co2 emissions or €200 in annual road tax. There are two diesel engine variants offered, the 1.3CDTi turbo diesel engines is available in 75hp and 95hp featuring Start/Stop fuel saving technology. The most frugal Corsa diesel variant – with 95hp, comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and braking energy recuperation system can reduce the three-door model‘s CO2 emissions down to 85 g/km and fuel consumption down to 3.2 l/100 km over the combined cycle. Both versions of the 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine are paired to an all-new six-speed manual gearbox, with exemplary shift precision and comfort. A new six-speed automatic transmission is also available and with the Corsa, Opel launches a new generation automated transmission: Easytronic 3.0. Mated with the 1.4i 90hp petrol engine and impresses with excellent fuel efficiency (4.7 litre/100 km, 110g/km CO2) and a substantially smoother gear shifting compared to the previous unit. Easytronic affordably combines the comfort of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual gearbox.

New damping characteristics also give the fifth-generation Corsa better filtration of disturbances from potholes and uneven road surfaces, providing exemplary comfort in a small car. The development of a completely new electrical architecture enables a more sophisticated level of interaction between the car’s various systems. New steering geometry and steering software calibration benefit the new, speed-sensitive electric power steering system: it has a more precise response and improves both driving pleasure and comfort.

Model Model & Engine Co2 g/km Output RRP €
3 Door
S 1.2i petrol 126 70hp €14,895
S 1.4i petrol 110 90hp €16,395
S 1.3CDTi diesel 100 75hp €16,395
Excite 1.4i petrol 119 90hp €15,895
Excite 1.4i petrol S/S Easytronic 110 90hp €17,395
Excite 1.3 CDTi diesel 100 75hp €17,395
Limited Edition 1.4i petrol 121 90hp €17,395
Limited Edition 1.0 Direct Injection Turbo 115 115hp €19,395
Limited Edition 1.3 CDTi diesel 100 75hp €18,895
5 Door
S 1.2i petrol 126 70hp €15,495
S 1.4i petrol S/S Easytronic 110 90hp € 16,995
S 1.3 CDTi diesel 100 75hp €16,995
Excite 1.4i petrol 119 90hp €16,495
Excite 1.4i petrol S/S Easytronic 110 90hp €17,995
Excite 1.3 CDTi diesel 100 75hp €17,995
SE 1.4i petrol 120 90hp €17,995
SE 1.4i petrol Auto 139 90hp €22,995
SE 1.0 Direct Injection Turbo 104 115hp €19,995
SE 1.3 CDTi diesel 87 75hp €19,495