New Opel Corsa in 2014: Lighter, More Efficient

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While there’s nothing technically wrong with the Corsa, it’s a very average looking car. One siting in an 1.2 with automatic and you’ll never want to look at anther one of these ever again. The current fourth generation model has been on the market since 2006 and according to Opel’s internal production plans, the replacement will start being built in April 2014.
Opel officials hope that the new generation, which will use more efficient engines and will have more dynamic looks, will bring it back to 400,000 sales in Europe. The Corsa has been losing ground to the VW Polo and Ford Fiesta, both of which have outsold it in 2011, while the Renault Clio IV is coming later this year and is sure to create a stir.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, the new Corsa will use the GM Gamma II platform that also underpins the Opel Mokka and Chevrolet Aveo / Sonic. It will be about 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter. Also, a three-cylinder turbo 1.0-liter could be introduced under the bonnet. This will also use direct injection and a start/stop system.
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