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2018 Opel Corsa GSi now has a sport chassis from OPC variant

After Opel’s launch of the Insignia GSi last year in a liftback and a wagon body styles, Opel is ready to add the “GSi” badge on the Corsa. This will probably be the last variant for the current generation of the supermini, and the hot hatch version will have a three door body style to make it stand out from the lesser models of the range. Standard features that it will get include larger air vents, a honeycomb front grille, red brake calipers, a chrome exhaust tip, and a new set of 18 inch wheels.

The Opel Corsa GSi’s main highlight will be the Sport chassis that it borrowed from the hardcore OPC version that makes the hatchback feel more nimble around the corners. It had also been equipped with a beefier roof mounted spoiler that will boast the model’s visual appearance, while also generating extra downforce to keep the car close to the road when it is going fast.

At this moment, the automaker has not shared photos of the car’s interior cabin, but we do know that customers will be given the possibility to upgrade to Recaro seats if they are willing to spend a little more. There is also a leather wrapped sports steering wheel, as well as the leather wrapped sporty gearshift knob. An aluminum sport pedal set finishes off the upgrades in the Corsa OPC’s cabin.

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2015 Opel Corsa E OPC unveiled with 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and 207 hp

This is it folks, the all-new 2015 Opel Corsa E OPC/Vauxhall Corsa E VXR were officially unveiled and were confirmed for the Geneva Motor Show. As expected, the models are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 207 hp (152 kW) and 245 Nm of torque between 1,900 and 5,800 rpm, while an additional 35 Nm are available with the overboost functionality.

Power it transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and the Corsa OPC/VXR is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 230 km/h or 142 mph. Despite these impressive performances, the hot hatch has a fuel consumption of 7.5 l/100 km/h or 37.7 mpg, while CO2 emissions are 174 g/km.

Compared with the standard Corsa E, the OPC/VXR versions are 10 mm closer to the ground, while the chassis features the new Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology that enables the damping forces to adapt to the frequency of the vehicle. Stopping power is ensured by the 308 mm braking discs on the front axle.

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Labor unrest grows at Opel over output plans for Corsa and Karl

Opel, a European unit of American carmaker General Motors, is facing a labor conflict in Germany over production plans for the Corsa subcompact and the Karl minicar, according to a report by Bilanz business magazine. Opel’s unions are mad on plans to build the Karl and the Vauxhall Viva at a capacity-extended GM site in South Korea, instead of an underused plant in Germany.

The unions are also worried that Opel would build the sixth-generation Corsa entirely at a GM's site in Zaragoza, Spain, Bilanz said. Opel currently builds the Corsa both in Zaragosa and in Eisenach, Germany.

They are worried that Opel would skip Eisenach for the project since the site has no press shot. Workers at the German site are claiming that the Spanish plant is already producing more Corsas than agreed, the report said.

Read the entire article Labor unrest grows at Opel over output plans for Corsa and Karl

2015 Opel Corsa E OPC spotted at the factory

We wrote about the Opel Corsa E OPC back in July, when we revealed you the fact that it will arrive next year with a brand new design. Still, it appears that the 2015 Corsa E OPC is ready and it is already produced. Two models have been spotted after they rolled off the factory line, wearing the well-known Blue Flash colour created for its OPC department.

As you can see from the photos, the vehicle has a brand new design and comes with stylish front bumper with satin grey inserts but what’s more interesting is that the hood features a air scoop. We still don’t know if this is only a design feature or is functional and delivers more air to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.

Moreover, at the rear there is a new roof spoiler, as well as a bumper fitted with an air diffuser, while the central exhaust system was ditched in favor of a new one featuring two chromed tailpipes. In addition, new bi-color alloy wheels were added.

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The 2015 Opel Corsa E will make its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but today, the German manufacturer announced the pricing for its latest entry. As a result, the entry-level Corsa E will start at 11,980 euros and we are talking about the three-door bodystyle with a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine delivering 70 hp (51 kW).

If you want the new 1.0-liter EcoTec Direct Injection Turbo petrol engine with 90 hp (66 kW) as well as 170 Nm of torque, you have to pay 14,480 euros for the three-door version and 15,230 euros for the five-door version.

Opel also offers a more powerful version of the 1.0-liter EcoTec petrol engine, which delivers 115 hp (85 kW). Fitted with Start/Stop technology as standard, the 90 hp version of the 1.0-liter engine needs just 4.3 liters of gasoline to travel 100 km in the combined cycle.

Read the entire article 2015 Opel Corsa E gets a starting price of 11,980 euros in Germany

Earlier this month Opel unveiled the all-new 2015 Corsa E, a model that showed up with a new design inspired by the smaller Adam. Besides the new design, the 2015 Corsa E also revealed its 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine that is available in two output configurations, delivering 90 hp (66 kW) and 115 hp (85 kW) as well as 170 Nm of torque from 1,800 rpm.

Still, there are lots of customers waiting for the OPC version of the brand new Corsa. This new model will arrive in 2015 and will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will generate around 200 hp.

As a result, it will be capable to achieve a top speed of over 225 km/h (140 mph). Those who don’t know, its predecessor was powered by the same engine that delivered 192 hp and was capable to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds, while top speed was 225 km/h or 140 mph.

Read the entire article Opel Corsa E OPC will debut in 2015, receive the 1.6-liter engine with 200 hp

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.

Read the entire article 2015 Opel Corsa E arrives with new design, engines and chassis [w/video]

[UPDATE: 2015 Opel Corsa E made its official debut, read all about it here! ] - Opel will probably unveil the 2015 Corsa at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but until the official debut, the German manufacturer decided to reveal some “official” spy shots with its brand new car. In addition, Opel also revealed several details of the fifth-generation Corsa, which is currently doing some fine-tuning tests.

So, for the 2015MY, the Corsa E comes with a new-generation 1.0-liter Ecotec petrol engine bolted to a new six-speed manual transmission, but also with a newly developed chassis and tuned steering.

The Corsa prototypes tested by Opel engineers are powered by the new 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine that develops 115 hp (85 kW) and feature both Sport and Comfort chassis.

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Opel will commence kit production of its Corsa subcompact car in Belarus for sale in Russia and nearby markets. Opel, along with joint-venture partner Unison JSC, plans to assemble 7,000 cars in 2014 at Unison's Minsk site in Belarus. The partners will assemble the Corsa subcompact from semi-knockdown kits sourced from Opel's site in Germany and Spain.

Assembling vehicles in this manner allows carmakers to skirt import duties without incurring much costs. The Belarus site will only have to perform a little work since much of the production process was already carried out at Opel’s manufacturing sites in Eisenach, Germany, and in Zaragoza, Spain.

The production agreement lasts until 2017, with an option to include more vehicle models. In a statement, Opel's manufacturing chief Peter Thom remarked that with the production of the Corsa in Belarus, the carmaker is implementing a strategy of building vehicles where they are planned to be sold.

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Several sources said that the appearance of the Opel-Vauxhall’s fifth-generation Corsa is inspired by the much-admired Vauxhall Astra GTC. Production of the new supermini will begin in April 2014. It will be available with a variety of efficient new engines and could be lighter than one ton in entry-level form as part of its weight-saving plan.

Its Astra GTC-derived styling may be the key to the success of the Corsa. The car’s style has become more dramatic and rakish but it still keeps its present ‘grown-up’ dynamics, says Autocar. A rendering of the three-door model shows that its design is more daring than the five-door with a profile that almost looks like a coupé.

However, the two cars will have the same GTC-inspired front end with big headlights and a slim chrome grille. It’s also expected to feature the ‘blade’ surfacing that Vauxhall uses in the doors. The new Corsa, internally known as ‘Corsa E’, will be built on GM’s global Gamma II platform for small cars. It was used on the latest Chevrolet Aveo and will also be used for Vauxhall’s forthcoming Mokka compact SUV.

Read the entire article Next-generation Opel/Vauxhall Corsa will be inspired by the Astra GTC

General Motors Co.'s Opel unit is thinking about selling its Eisenach plant in Germany, where it currently manufactures its Corsa subcompact, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt, citing a source. Handelsblatt’s source said that there’s a significant possibility that Opel would sell its Eisenach to another investor.

Opel’s Eisenach plant built 139,185 Corsas in 2011, and is due to add another vehicle, a minicar codenamed the Junior, on its production lines. Opel recently slashed production at its Eisenach site by cutting the working hours from 38 hours per week to around 30 per week until the summer, when the company slowly commences the pre-launch production of the Junior.

Opel is currently under pressure from GM chief executive Dan Akerson to reduce excess capacity, as the unit prepares itself for another restructuring measure aimed at making profits. The current economic crisis in Europe has had a big impact on car sales and Akerson estimates that manufacturers across the continent have 10 plants too many.

Read the entire article Opel considers selling German plant where Corsa is built

Opel is offering a new sporty and stylish Kaleidoscope edition of the Corsa. Two upmarket metallic exterior colors -- pepperdust and technical grey – are available for the three or five-door Corsa model to achieve a stunning and distinctive look. The exterior features include a glossy black roof, black mirror housings and a black grille bracket that’s currently available for the first time.

For the Corsa’s interior, its seats are given a youthful and dynamic twist with a pattern that may remind you of a kaleidoscope. The fabric offers a luxurious feel with either silver or aztek gold stitching, perfectly matching the car’s look.

These seats use Top Tec material coating, which makes them easy to clean and maintain. It has brightly colored air vent rings with matching door inserts in either curry or matt chrome, giving bold accents to the interior as well as a new stealth-black colored center console and denim fabric on the inside of the door panels.

Read the entire article Opel reveals the Corsa Kaleidoscope Edition

Opel will be manufacturing its new-generation Corsa model in Spain by 2013, GM Europe President Nick Reilly told Spanish newspaper Expansion. By that time, Opel will resume full capacity at its Zaragoza plant in northern Spain. He further stated that it is GM's plan for the facility to be kept at full capacity.

Moreover, Reilly stated that he expects GM Europe to reach breakeven in 2011 and achieve a profit in 2012, compared with a $637 million loss in 2010.

Additionally, he disclosed that Opel's orders are "still very strong" just like the rest of the carmakers. Even thought the market is "weak," there are no indications that the company will have a "bigger crisis," Reilly added. The workers at Opel are pushing GM to transfer additional production to Europe by manufacturing the next-generation of several models there.

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Opel seeks to address the difficulties that consumers have had with fluctuating fuel prices and has decided to offer tempting alternatives with its LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) models. The German auto brand will first offer the Corsa LPG ecoFLEX. Variants of the Meriva, Astra, Zafira Tourer and Insignia will follow.

Opel asserts that this complete LPG solution has numerous advantages. It represents a 40% drop in fuel costs and its CO2 emissions level is lower by 15% when compared to gasoline models. For example, the new Corsa 1.2 LPG ecoFLEX delivers 83 hp in LPG mode (but produces 85 hp in gasoline operation).

In three-door form, it produces just 110 g/km of CO2 emissions. A five-door version only has 115 g/km of CO2 emissions. The four LPG ecoFLEX models that are slated to follow are based on the 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine.

Read the entire article 2011 Opel Corsa LPC ecoFLEX: details, photos and specs

It’s rumored that Opel’s compact cars will soon arrive in the U.S. Opel recently denied speculations that GM is selling its European division to Volkswagen. According to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Opel’s counsel chief Klaus Franz came up with the idea to sell a small car in America to attempt to capture that market that Fiat and VW Group are eyeing.

The main reason why the Corsa or Tigra was supposed to not be offered in the U.S. is because of the possibility that they will overlap with GM’s products.

However, Fiat seems to be going through with this plan. It makes it unlikely now that GM will follow suit. According to the new plan, the Corsa may be presented in 2013 and will be given the Junior or Allegra name. The company has yet to explain why a swap is even required.

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The first official images of the Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition, known as the most powerful Corsa ever, have finally been released. This model, priced at £22,295, will go on sale towards the end of May. The Corsa Nurburgring is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that delivers 205 PS at 5,750 rpm (an upgrade from 192PS) and 250-280 Nm of torque (from 230-266 Nm).

This car can reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h) and it can accelerate from zero to 60mph in only 6.5 seconds. Its power increased due to a modified engine management and turbocharger system, coupled with a sports exhaust and reduced back pressure.

Vauxhall has also given the car a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential, providing optimum traction to the car at all times. What’s most impressive on its specs is the chassis, which was finalized at the Nurburgring’s notorious Nordschleife circuit.

Read the entire article 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition: details, photos and specs

Vauxhall/Opel has released details of its premium supermini, which could rival MINI’s lineup. According to UK managing director Duncan Aldred who spoke with AutoExpress, this car will be smaller than the Corsa and it will be a “fun and fashion” model that’s meant to go up against the Fiat 500, Citroen DS3 and the MINI.

This car, which will be based on a shortened Corsa platform, is internally known as the Junior. Aldred said that it is “funky, likeable and has lots of personality.” A key part of the new project is customization.

The Junior has a distinctive two-bar grille and narrow LED headlamps that are the marks of a Vauxmall. Meanwhile, it features a contrasting roof and upside down ‘blade’ on the flanks, enhancing style.

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The re-designed Opel Antara will be available starting in the spring of 2011, featuring an accentuated exterior design, new engines, newly tuned chassis and an upgraded interior. The new Antara combines high utility value, urban chic and sporty off-road flair.

The re-worked engine line-up has two new 2.2 CDTI units with 120 kW/163 hp and 135 kW/184 hp, and a new 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline variant with 123 kW/167 hp.

The engines meet Euro 5 emissions standards and guarantee better driving performance with significantly reduced consumption and emissions. The two transmissions – an automatic and a six-speed manual - have also been completely redeveloped.

Read the entire article 2011 Opel Antara, Corsa coming to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Starting March next year, Opel/Vauxhall’s Corsa supermini will receive a minor cosmetic facelift. The main changes to be made on Vauxhall’s topselling model include a new bumper molding with a wider lower grille and ‘eagle eye’ headlamps. By next spring, the Corsa will be available with five bright new body colors.

The existing Corsa, which is now on its fourth year, will also feature daytime running lights and extra chrome.

The vehicle will get redesigned Griffin badges and 16-inch alloys on the SE and SXi. Meanwhile, the VXR model will receive new 18-inch designs, which takes its inspiration from the Insignia VXR. The Corsa will use the latest multimedia ‘Touch and Connect’ technology, a preview for what will soon serve as the centerpiece of Vauxhall’s 2013 Junior city car.

Read the entire article 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa Facelift: official details, photos and specs

Opel/Vauxhall’s new small car is expected to rival the Ford Ka or Volkswagen's Up and will be slotted beneath its Corsa subcompact in Germany, according to the automaker. Opel said that it may even produce an electric version. Opel said that its minicar will be its entry to Europe's fast-growing minicar segment and “will be an important element in our growth strategy.”

Production for this model (code-named Junior) will start in 2013 in its factory in Eisenach, eastern Germany, on an existing production line. Opel is prepared to invest 90 million euros (about $120 million) to build the model.

The three-door Corsa variant is currently being produced at this plant. In a press statement, CEO Nick Reilly said that by offering this minicar, it is fulfilling its pledge to expand its product portfolio and enter new segments.

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