FRANKFURT -- Opel/Vauxhall today unveiled the first images of the upcoming fifth-generation Corsa subcompact, hoping the same design cues sported by most other new Opels will rejuvenate sales of the key model.
Opel said its designers have given the Corsa a dynamic shape, introducing flowing, sculptural forms and precise detailing. Signature wing headlights that frame the grill, a ‘blade’ running across the lower door-sections and other flowing elements inlaid into the Corsa’s exterior help to stretch the car out and give it a lean, muscular athleticism, Opel said in a statement.
"It fits in our design philosophy of sculptural artistry meets German precision," said Mark Adams, Opel's design chief.
The Corsa has a new, higher quality interior, as well as the brand's IntelliLink infotainment technology with a 7-inch color touchscreen located on the center stack, close to the gear shift. The system is compatible with Apple and Android devices and can be operated by voice command.
New safety features
The Corsa will offer new driver assistance systems available in the car for the first time including bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light, blind spot alert and the Opel Eye front camera with road sign recognition and lane departure warning.
The most frugal engine when the car launches at the end of the year will be a 95hp, 1.3-liter diesel with CO2 emissions of 89 grams per km. Additional low emission variants will follow next spring.