Spyshots: All-New 2015 Opel Corsa

All-New 2015 Opel Corsa 10 photos
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Originally expected to be just another facelift, Opel's supermini is undergoing much more radical changes. Rebuilt from bumper to bumper, the new Corsa has been seen for the very first time with much bigger changes, hinting at a completely new generation to be launched.
Both Opel and our spy photographer are going to describe this as a brand new car. Indeed, that is fair considering Ford calls the Fiesta facelift a new car as well. But we took a really close look at the photos and found a number of similarities to the old model, which you can check out in the collage we made.

Remember, this is the 3-door version of the car we're talking about and to our eyes the shape of the doors, especially the frames around the window, the rear glass, the roof and the lines of the boot opening are the same.

It's not uncommon for some sheetmetal to be carried over to a newer model, so we can't blame Opel if they did it. We knew all along that the platform for the new Corsa would be the same, just reengineered using stronger steel. Except for the roof and the glass, you'd never know this is based on the older car because styling is now borrowed from the Adam.

New engines? The 2015 Corsa has that too. A 1.0-liter SIDI Turbo with two stages of tune (90 and 115 hp) has already been announced for the smaller Adam and is a shoe-in for the larger Corsa. Opel's version of the EcoBoost is a triple-banger as well, featuring low-friction internals, a tiny 15mm turbo that spools up really fast and direct injection.

Step inside the all-new Corsa and you are greeted by a totally different center console. The steering wheel is also brand new and at a glance seems to have been adapted from a Chevrolet design. The single photo our spies were able to snap shows a very clean layout with superior materials. A standard radio with monochrome display is fitted to this car, but you'll be able to order a better nav/infotainment with SiRi connectivity and MyLink.

Will Opel be able to pass the 95% new Corsa as all-new? We'll probably find out towards the end of the year when it's revealed.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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