2015 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa E: facelift looks sort of new, is sort of old

GM has released photos and first details about the “new” Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, ahead of its full reveal at the Paris Motor Show.


Vauxhall is calling the updated Corsa “new” and “fourth generation”, although it’s probably a stretch to call the revised Corsa any of those things. Every piece of exterior sheet metal (except the roof) has been changed, but the underlying structure (especially the glasshouse) is carried over from Corsa D.

The company says that chassis has been “completely re-designed” with a new suspension, and has “no carry-over components from the current model”. The car’s centre of gravity is 5mm lower, and there’s also a stiffer front sub-front, new front suspension geometry and speed sensitive electric power steering.

A 6-speed auto and manual can be paired with the following confirmed engines for the updated Corsa D:

1-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol: 66kW (90PS), 170Nm
1-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol: 85kW (115PS), 170Nm
1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol: 74kW (100PS), 200Nm
1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol
1.4-litre 4-cylinder petrol
1.3-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel

Inside the interior has been thoroughly redesigned with a new dashboard, instruments and a 7-inch touchscreen display. MyLink smartphone app connectivity will be available.



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2015 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa E: facelift looks sort of new, is sort of old