New Opel / Vauxhall Corsa Details Emerge

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Opel and Vauxhall are preparing to give us a new generation of the B-segment Corsa, with the vehicle set to enter production in April 2014 and now the first details of the vehicle are starting to emerge.
The new Corsa will have a design inspired from that of the mad-looking Astra GTC and thus this will build on the dynamic styling cues of the current model. Underneath, we’ll get GM’s Gamma II platform, which has already been used for the Chevrolet Aveo and will also be shared with the Mokka compact SUV. Even though the platform’s dimensions can be adapted, the Corsa isn’t expected to grow in size too much.

The main part of the engineering development for the new Corsa will take part in Europe, to make sure that the car meets the European customer demands. However, the aforementioned steel platform has been created by GM’s Korean arm, which also created the original design sketches, The latter will be analyzed by the company’s European design team.

The Corsa E (this is the internal code) will come to fix one of the greatest issues of the current generation - the lack of ultra-modern powerplants. Thus, the car will be gifted with the carmaker’s fresh Small Gasoline Engine (SGE) range, with this including 3- and 4-cylinder units with displacements of between 1- and 1.4-liter. In addition to that, the Corsa will also get a 1.6-liter oil burner, which is currently under development.

The new Corsa will be lighter and all versions will use a Start-Stop system, while the standard gearbox is expected to be a six-speed manual, with all these measures set to make the car more efficient.

Via: autocar
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