Published: June 25, 2014 | Germany
Opel announced that a new version of the Corsa subcompact car with upgraded infotainment and fuel efficient engines will arrive in European showrooms at the end of this year. The car is currently in the last development stage, with final validation drives taking place to test fine-tuning of all components.
The new Corsa will have an upgraded infotainment and navigation system which offers wireless internet access, as well as a range of economical engines including a new-generation 1.0-liter gasoline engine and a new six-speed manual transmission.
Opel also said in a statement that the Corsa has a newly developed chassis and improved steering.
Subcompact cars are the most popular segment in Europe, but Opel has been producing the current version of the Corsa since 2006, resulting in a sales drop as rivals have introduced with newer products.
Corsa sales in Europe fell more than 10 percent in 2012, and 7.7 percent in 2013 as rivals including Ford, Renault and Citroen refreshed their model range.