New Opel Corsa Design Explained by Mark Adams

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"Sculptural artistry meets German precision" – that's how Opel vice president of design Mark Adams described the new Corsa supermini, officially revealed today. This fifth generation model, that will officially debut at the Paris Motor Show, owes its architecture the outgoing car, but not a single panel is supposed to be the same.
Mark Adams also worked on the Adam posh city car and this clearly shows at the front of the new Corsa. With lots of chrome in the headlights, upper grille, lower valence and wheels, you get the feeling Opel really wanted this car to shine in the sun.

Down the side, there's a blade character line rising up at the front. This Corsa design element is very similar to that on the Astra GTC coupe. Around the back, new taillight design includes the same elements as seen on the front. For the first time , both the headlights and the Opel badge protrude from the body of the vehicle to give it a sculptural look.

Giving us a non-official look at the Corsa is a clip released by British publication Whatcar, shot at their photo studio and showing the RHD Vauxhall version.

The Corsa has always been popular with learner drivers and those looking to downsize, which looks unlikely to change. It's going to be cheaper to run and comes with improved technical features like all-round parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and a 7-inch infotainment with SIRI Eyes Free and navigation. The supermini has new suspension components that will make it handle better around the country road bends, which means we can forgive it for not being as nice to look at as a Fiesta or Peugeot 208.

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