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    2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    2020 Opel / Vauxhall Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing Ahead Of This Fall’s Launch
    BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER
    APRIL 29, 2019
    carscoops.com

    Opel and Vauxhall are putting the finishing touches on the 2020 Corsa, ahead of its launch this fall.

    As part of the effort, engineers have been testing prototypes in Sweden since January. Opel describes the tests as “intensive” and noted they took place in “ultra-low temperatures on frozen lakes and snow-covered roads.”

    In particular, Opel’s chassis development team has been fine-tuning the stability, traction and anti-lock braking systems. Doing this in the Arctic Circle is ideal as the snowy and icy conditions provide plenty of low-grip surfaces to work with.

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by carscoops.com
    Opel and Vauxhall didn’t say much about specifications, but they confirmed the redesigned model will be ten percent lighter than its predecessor and available with an electric powertrain.
    Ten percent is pretty impressive. Kudos to them for getting it down that much (on such a small car, too).
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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Ten percent is pretty impressive. Kudos to them for getting it down that much (on such a small car, too).
    It's not clear how much of that weight-saving is down to the switch from the SCCS platform (from GM-Fiat alliance) to PSA's CMP platform.

    As the first new model since PSA-Groupe's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM, many will be watching it's market success, or failure!

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    It's not clear how much of that weight-saving is down to the switch from the SCCS platform (from GM-Fiat alliance) to PSA's CMP platform.

    As the first new model since PSA-Groupe's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM, many will be watching it's market success, or failure!
    About time Opel/Vauxhall updated the Corsa, is this segment still strong in the UK and Europe?

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Floating roof. Looks like a heavily compressed Astra.

    Apart from the platform, it shares very high number of components with Peugeot 208 - even with both cars side by side it takes a trained eye to find duplicate parts, you need to open the doors/bonnet/tailgate to find them. Opel engineers did a fantastic job masquerading this as an Opel.

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    While the new 208 is pretty gorgeous, I'm hoping the new Corsa will be a bit more edgy in the styling department. If it turns out to look like a mini Astra, I'll be impressed!

    And if, not when, Opel returns to the Australian market, I'm hoping this will be part of their initial lineup.

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    It's not clear how much of that weight-saving is down to the switch from the SCCS platform (from GM-Fiat alliance) to PSA's CMP platform.

    As the first new model since PSA-Groupe's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM, many will be watching it's market success, or failure!

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Corsa is expected to have world premiere on 4th of June.
    Getting closer

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by GTC View Post
    Corsa is expected to have world premiere on 4th of June.
    Getting closer
    Unbelievable what refinement and options nowadays are offered in this class. If you believe the german car mags, the new Corsa will be the lightest car in his class. It also will be the first to offer matrix LED headlights. My hope is that the new Corsa also get the digital gauges like the PSA platform sibling Peugeot 208. All this plus that the BEV version is offered straight from the start should make the new Corsa a success for Opel, at least that is what I hope for Opel.

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by GTC View Post
    Corsa is expected to have world premiere on 4th of June.
    Getting closer
    I would hate to live in a world where I'd be excited for a "new" Opel product.

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    I would hate to live in a world where I'd be excited for a "new" Opel product.
    Are you never excited by new Buick models?

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Are you never excited by new Buick models?
    Buick was Opel this whole time?!?!?!


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    Corsa looks even better in video. Way better design than before.

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    Re: 2020 Corsa Undergoing Last Minute Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by GTC View Post
    Corsa looks even better in video. Way better design than before.
    Finally the new Corsa looks like a "car" in the side profile (flat bonnet, steeper windshield) and not longer like a lowered mini SUV as the current generation does. Big improvement IMHO.

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