This is it folks, the fifth-generation Opel/Vauxhall Corsa became official today showing a new design inspired by the smaller Adam. Set to make its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the 2015 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa E will be rolling off the assembly lines in Zaragoza and Eisenach before the end of the year.
As we said, the 2015 Corsa E comes with a new design inspired by the smaller Adam and is design is characterized by the ‘wing’ shaped headlights, a low sporty trapezoidal grille and the ‘wing’ LED daytime running lights.
The sides feature company’s typical dynamic blade body signature, while at the rear we find the wide horizontal split taillights. The interior was overhauled too and features elongated shapes as well as a mix of sophisticated materials.
According to the official press release, the 2015 Corsa E comes with a new chassis and new steering for highest driving capability, while the development of a completely new electrical architecture enables a more sophisticated level of interaction between its various systems.
All 2015 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa E models are now available with the City mode, which reduces the steering effort at low speeds at the press of a button. Just like its predecessor, the 2015 Corsa allows customers to choose between two chassis set-ups, Comfort and Sport.
Under the hood, we find the latest-generation three-cylinder 1.0-liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine available in two output configurations, generating 90 hp (66 kW) and 115 hp (85 kW) as well as 170 Nm of torque from 1,800 rpm.
The 1.0-liter petrol engine is available as standard with Start/Stop technology. In addition, Opel/Vauxhall offer the 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine that delivers 100 hp (74 kW) and 200 Nm of torque as well as the further developed 1.2 and 1.4-liter naturally aspirated units.
A revised 1.3 CDTI diesel engine is available with 75 hp (55 kW) and 95 hp (70 kW). The carmaker says that the 2015 Corsa powered by the 1.3 CDTI diesel engine with 95 hp (70 kW), bolted to a 5-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop, emits just 89 g/km of CO2.
The 1.0-liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engines are offered with the new six-speed manual gearbox. Still, Opel/Vauxhall offer the newest-generation six-speed automatic transmission as well as the completely new Easytronic 3.0 automated manual transmission.
The IntelliLink promises to offer the best connectivity with top safety. This system comes with a 7-inch color touchscreen located on the center stack, close to the gear shift.
As expected, IntelliLink is compatible with Apple and Android devices and can be operated by voice command, while Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free can also be used.
Regarding the safety systems, the 2015 Corsa E comes with bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light, the Side Blind Spot Alert and the Opel Eye front camera with Road Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Warning. To provide maximum safety, Forward Collision Alert uses a red, head-up warning that is projected into the windscreen. In addition, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System display warns the driver in the event of excessive pressure loss in one of the tires. [source: Opel]