Nov 24, 2010
Four years after launching the first version of the Opel Corsa, the germans submit now the new Opel Corsa Facelift in a limited aesthetic upgrade, which will be shown in world premiere at the Bologna Motor Show 2010 (4-12 November) to debut later in dealerships from early 2011.
The 2011 Opel Corsa Facelift – in the pictures is photographed in the Vauxhall brand version – can be recognized by the new bumper with air inlets for the headlights fitted with LED daytime hours and some unpublished chrome, also applied the recess (of new invoice) where the fog lights are positioned. There are also five new colors and redesigned alloy wheels with diameters between 16 and 18 inches.
Inside is the new navigation system “Touch and Connect” multimedia system incorporating seven, 4×20 watt loudspeakers, a five-inch color touch screen, full navigation coverage for 28 countries, with touch screen and Aux-in connection, USB, iPod and Bluetooth.
Opel Corsa Facelift engine lineup offers from 65 hp to 192 hp. The nine motors in this range do not receive any change after the upgrade was introduced last February (2010) for approval to take effect the Euro 5, but it comes with a new ecoFLEX, 1.3 CDTI developing 70 kW/95 hp engine with Start/Stop technology as standard that does 3.5 liters diesel per 100 km, equal to 78.5 UK mpg, and so emits just 94 g/km CO2.
Opel chassis engineers have upgraded all major suspension componentsand the steering system. The result is improved ride comfort, moreprecise steering feel and greater directional stability – withoutcompromising Opel Corsa’s acclaimed agility. The color palette has been enhanced and added Opel Linea package, which offers 17-inch alloy wheels painted in assorted colors and equip the body of Ruesselsheim small class model with two large side stripes.
Opel introduced the AFL and the 2011 Opel Corsa Facelift technology that adds visibility in all conditions encountered on the road. Besides, the model is further provided with a heated steering wheel, and the system of hill-start assist from Corsa was implemented also on the Facelift. FlexFix system is still offered for Opel Corsa Facelift, and customers can opt for a panoramic roof.
According to reports from Autocar, in the UK Vauxhall Corsa Facelift will be about 100 € more expensive than the current version.