New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

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    New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    It's the supermini that's claiming it will be so big, we will have to call it a supermaxi! In this week's issue, Auto Express has the first exclusive pictures of the new Vauxhall Corsa, which is set to debut at the eagerly anticipated British Motor Show in July.

    The shots not only show the car in brilliant detail, but are proof that Luton's baby hatch has grown up fast. Closer in size to the Astra than the current Corsa, the new model is based on the same platform as Fiat's Grande Punto. The Vauxhall is 160mm longer, 60mm wider and 50mm higher than its predecessor, and will offer as much interior space as full-sized family hatch-backs of yesteryear.

    Even basic versions should boast dynamic abilities to match those of the most entertaining rivals.

    The new Corsa will have one of the widest engine and trim level line-ups on the market. Buyers who want petrol power will face the choice of 60bhp 1.0, 80bhp 1.2, 90bhp 1.4 or VXR-badged 1.6-litre turbo variants. This last range-topper should offer around 190bhp, and will take on the Peugeot 207 GTi with a 0-60mph time of seven seconds and a 140mph top speed.

    Well heeled Corsa buyers will have plenty of luxuries to choose from, too. Range-toppers will get everything from Bluetooth technology to adaptive head-lights which automatically adjust with the angle of the steering wheel.

    Vauxhall has big plans for the next Corsa platform, too. It will underpin a new all-wheel-drive crossover, developed with Chevrolet and due in 2008. After that, the firm is promising a replacement for the Meriva supermini-MPV by 2010. Last but not least will be the next-generation Tigra, although this is unlikely to appear before 2011.

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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    all these cool euro cars we dont get here like seate, skoda and vauxhall. all we get is hondas and toyotas from out side

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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    When did Skoda become cool?

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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    no pictures..?

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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    Is this the new Corsa???




    Link to gallery: New Opel Corsa Spy Photos

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    The paint job on this thing is awful.

    I like the G6-esque tail lamps that look like they got cold and sprouted nippers.
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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    Quote Originally Posted by atomicshark
    When did Skoda become cool?
    I agree.! I live in Finland where there are Skoda's and I don't
    find them much different than a VW. Styling is ordinary too. !
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    Looks Almost Like Someone Was Trying To Paint Zebra

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    I have never thought I would ever like Fiat-made car,but the newest Grande Punto (Corsa-twin) is really sweet.So I guess the new Corsa will be one of the best choices on the market in small-car segment-good looks and brand with good reputation.

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    The Corsa is very outdated and does not fit to the new Opel design. Opel must quick replace the Corsa. And i hope Opel make a OPC version of the new one. The 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC with 180hp were a good decision.

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    I hope you're right Kowalski! Even under cover I can tell I like the shape. The nose looks typically Opel great. I love how many engine choices they offer! I might have to go new! I wonder when it'll be out... probably not until next year, if it's only being shown at the British show in July.
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    Seems to be a nice enough car, I like the wide range of engines. This would be one of those examples of what we need stateside.

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    German online car mags are saying that the Corsa (gamma platform like the Fiat Punto or the Chevrolet Aveo) will be introduced 2007. From the beginning the are seven engines available: 3 diesel from 1.3 litre (75 hp) up to 1.7 litre (125hp) and 4 gasoline engines from 1.0 litre (60hp) up to 1.6 litre (180hp). The base model will have ABS, ESP and 4 airbags as standard. DVD Player with navigation, Xenon with adaptive curve lightning and bluetooth are optional.

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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    1. Nice pics posted on a Portuguese mag (touched up pics, not official ones).

    2. I've read the 1,9L 150hp diesel engine would be available in the Corsa.

    3. If they upgrade the car's interior materials and build quality to Astra standard, and even if the most powerful diesel is 'only' the 1.7L with 125hp, I think I'll be saying bye-bye to my MINI ONE D sooner than planned!

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    Re: New Vauxhall / Opel Corsa for 2006 (2007 MY)

    Quote Originally Posted by zl-1
    1. Nice pics posted on a Portuguese mag (touched up pics, not official ones).
    Do you have any way to share them with us? It'd be nice to see them, if possible. Thanks!
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