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By Charl Bosch

Motoring Journalist

Long awaited new Opel Corsa finally priced

The Corsa is aiming for a rematch with its old Polo and Fiesta rivals.

Having had its local debut delayed on numerous occasions since showing up on our shores last year, Opel, now under the auspices of Stellantis, has revealed the complete spec and pricing details of the all-new Corsa.

Revealed two years ago as the first generation to ride on a platform not devised by former parent General Motors (GM), in this case PSA’s EMP1 is also used by the new Mokka, Peugeot 208 and 2008 plus the Citroën C4, the Corsa arrives sporting an overall length of 4 055 mm, height of 1 435 mm, wheelbase of 2 450 mm and width of 1 970 mm.

Opel Corsa

Opel Corsa rear

Aside from its styling and weighing 980 kg in base spec, it also boasts a more tech-friendly interior with Opel claiming a boot capacity of 309-litres with the rear seats up and 1 081-litres when lowered.

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Like the facelifted Crossland priced last month, the Corsa line-up consists of three models, not the two previously reported, and in three trim levels; base, Edition and Elegance. Motivation comes exclusively from the 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine which produces 55kW/118Nm in the former pair, and 96kW/230Nm in the Elegance thanks to the inclusion of a turbocharger.

Opel Corsa

Opel Corsa interior.

Claimed to consume 95 at a rate of 5.8 l/100 km, the free-breathing base and Edition are equipped as standard with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the Elegance gets a six-speed automatic with its claimed consumption being 6.3 l/100 km.

In term of specification, the base model gets as standard:

  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers
  • tyre pressure monitor
  • five-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • four-speaker sound system
  • colour coded door handles and bumpers
  • black bootlid spoiler
  • multifunction steering wheel
  • auto on/off headlights
  • height adjustable driver’s seat
  • cruise control
  • front fog lamps
  • electric mirrors
  • rear parking sensors
  • front electric windows
  • six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ESP

Moving one up, the Edition eschews the five-inch display for the seven-inch Intellilink system while also swapping the 15-inch steelies for 16-inch alloys. It adds:

  • six-speaker sound system
  • rear electric windows
  • a 180-degree reverse camera
  • rear fog lamps

Reserved for the Elegance, which comes with full-LED headlights as well as daytime running LEDs, is:

  • gloss black spoiler
  • chrome accents
  • two-tone roof
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever
  • Auto High Beam Assist
  • leatherette/cloth seats with the fronts being heated
  • folding electric mirrors
  • climate control
  • a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster display
  • front parking sensors
  • rain sense wipers
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Collision Mitigation Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist

Standard on all models is a three year/120 000 km warranty as well as a three year/45 000 km service plan.


Corsa 1.2 – R274 900

Corsa 1.2 Edition – R294 900

Corsa 1.2T Elegance AT – R386 900

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