2011 Opel Corsa Color Line: details, photos and specs

Article by Christian A., on September 16, 2010

Opel is developing new special editions of the Corsa under the name “Color Line.” Opel Design’s development program will offer the sporty special editions in three and five-door body formats. The cars are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and are offered in bright body colors and design themes.

Features include the sport chassis, enveloping sport seats, dark tail lamps, dark tinted glass and a chromed, oval exhaust pipe. In addition, the center console is in piano paint. The cars are fitted with alloyed pedals and sporty seats as well as air vent rings.
The stitching on the seat upholstery is color-coordinated with the exterior paint. Each of the variants of the Corsa Color Line is offered with the 1.2 and 1.4 gasoline engines and the 1.3 and 1.7 CDTI powertrain.

The Corsa Color Edition was the first member of the Color Line, coming after the “Black & White.” It features a black roof and is complemented by high-gloss black, five-spoke alloy wheels. The exterior color options include Casablanca White, Sunny Melon yellow, Magma red, Oriental Blue or Black Sapphire. The Corsa Color Race is expected to appeal to drivers who want a racy theme.

The line takes its inspiration from the traditional livery of Opel’s race and rally cars of the 1960s and 1970s. It is available in yellow, red or white and it also has a black hood and tailgate, with each boasting a checkered flag motif.

For now, the Corsa Stripes is just an idea but it is likely to be the next variant to be added to the Corsa lineup.

A supermini engineered and produced by the German carmaker Opel since 1982, the Opel Corsa has been sold under a number of other brands, including Vauxhall, Chevrolet, and Holden. It also has various derivatives in different markets. Currently, the Corsa is in its fourth generation, called as the Corsa D. It is underpinned by a new version of the SCCS platform, which was co-developed by Opel and Fiat. This is the same platform that underpinned the 2006 Fiat Grande Punto.

Available in both three and five door versions, the Corsa D was launched in 2006, but was facelifted for 2011 model year. The 2011 Corsa – powered by upgraded 1.3-liter CDTI and 1.7-liter CDTI engines – comes with a revised front end marked by a restyled front bumper and a new grille flanked by new 'Eagle Eye' headlamps seen. These headlamps now feature standard daytime running lamps. Upgraded alloy wheels were offered on SXI, SE and OPC/VXR versions of the Corsa D.

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