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    New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

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    - Ultra-modern powertrains: Economical, lively engines and low-friction gearboxes
    - Comprehensive safety: New assistance systems such as Front Collision Warning
    - First-class interior: Clearly laid-out cockpit and top connectivity thanks to IntelliLink
    - Attractive entry-level price: Now available from 11,980 euros




    Rüsselsheim. Raise the curtain on a real star. It is undisputedly a bestseller, a small car of the finest quality: the Opel Corsa. Across four generations spanning 32 years, almost 12 million units have been sold across Europe, including 2.8 million of the current Corsa D. Now Opel’s bestseller makes its world premiere at the “Mondial de l’Automobile 2014” in Paris (October 4 - 19). Following a week of haute couture at the Paris Fashion Week, the Corsa will bring haute voiture to the French capital. The fifth generation will roll off the assembly lines in Eisenach and Zaragoza before the end of the year. For the attractive entry-level price of 11,980 euros, the Corsa E can now be ordered in Germany in its sporty three-door bodystyle with a gasoline engine. Efficient driving fun with the diesel variant can be had for prices starting at 14,930 euros. For just 750 euros more, the new Corsa is available as a comfortable, family-friendly five-door model (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).

    Engine highlight: Completely new 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo

    High-class, compact, sophisticated: At just 4.02 meter in length, the new Corsa offers qualities in terms of driving fun, precision and comfort with a premium touch that customers are otherwise only familiar with from larger and more expensive cars. But it’s not just about looks in the city of fashion – what’s under the packaging is also important in Paris. The highlight under the Corsa E’s hood is the newly-developed three-cylinder, 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, part of the brand’s major powertrain offensive. This ultra-modern pocket powerhouse is the only 1.0-liter three-cylinder production engine with a balance shaft, which enables it to set a new class benchmark for exceptionally low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics, as well as high driving comfort. The compact, all-aluminum 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, which of course already meets Euro 6 emission standards, is available in two output configurations, giving 66 kW/90 hp or 85 kW/115 hp for prices starting at 14,480 euros (three-door) or 15,230 euros (five-door). Both shine with excellent responsiveness and strong low-end torque, pumping out 170 Nm from just 1,800 rpm. This is particularly evident during acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h, an exceptionally important speed range for overtaking, when this compact powerhouse belies its size by delivering strong power from low rpm. The Corsa with the 115 hp makes this transition in just 11.3 seconds. Opel’s powerful new, 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo fitted with Start/Stop technology as standard also boasts exemplary economy: the 90 hp three-door version consumes just 4.3 liters gasoline per 100 km in the combined cycle.

    The new Corsa’s gasoline powertrain line-up is also extended with the introduction of a new 74 kW/100 hp 1.4-liter turbo engine with 200 Nm maximum torque, as well as further developed, Euro 6 compliant 1.2 and 1.4-liter naturally-aspirated units giving 51 kW/70 hp and 66 kW/90 hp. In addition, completely revised, more refined and now also Euro 6 compliant 1.3 CDTI engines with 55 kW/75 hp and 70 kW/95 hp expand the Corsa offer on the diesel side. New-generation turbo chargers ensure smooth driving and acceleration at low engine speeds with minimal noise generation. Both versions come with fuel-saving Start/Stop technology fitted as standard. At launch, the most frugal Corsa diesel version – with 70 kW/95 hp, 5-speed manual transmission and braking energy recuperation system – can reduce the three-door model‘s CO2 emissions down to 85 g/km and fuel consumption down to 3.2 liters per 100 km in the combined cycle. This earns it the German A+ energy efficiency label (according to Regulation [EC] No 715/2007).

    But it is not just completely new and further developed engines that make driving the new Corsa even more fun and comfortable. The introduction of new transmissions also contributes to the enhanced driving experience and improvement in efficiency. Both versions of the 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo are mated to an all-new, compact six-speed manual gearbox. Highlights include greater efficiency, thanks to low friction design and a precise shift feel. Changing gears in the new Corsa is comfortable and smooth, as well as fast and precise. With the launch of the new Corsa, Opel also offers its newest-generation six-speed automatic transmission, as well as the completely new automated manual transmission Easytronic 3.0 giving enhanced, smoother responsiveness – the perfect way to affordably combine the comfort of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual. The new Easytronic 3.0 is available for just 575 euros more than the five-speed manual transmission, and in the 66 kW/90 hp Corsa 1.4 ecoFLEX, fuel consumption can be reduced down to 4.7 liters per 100 km in the combined cycle, equaling CO2 emissions of 110 g/km. Start/Stop technology is always on board.

    Top safety and best connectivity: IntelliLink and assistance systems

    The Corsa’s high-quality cabin is also stylish, modern and trendsetting. The cleanly designed cockpit is organized around an eye-catching driver control center and the instrument panel fascia. The optional IntelliLink infotainment system’s 7-inch color touchscreen is ideally located on the center stack between driver and front passenger. Opel’s award-winning infotainment system offers best connectivity opportunities, is compatible with Apple and Android devices and can be operated by voice command. Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free can also be used. Several apps are available such as BringGo for navigation, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn for internet radio. Opel offers IntelliLink for Edition trim versions and above for just 300 euros.

    The Corsa 5 introduces a host of driver assistance systems, many of which are unrivalled in its vehicle class. The bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and cornering light impress with lower power consumption, longer service life and improved range, brightness and color intensity – a decisive plus for visibility and safety. Driving comfort is improved by the Advanced Park Assist that automatically steers during parking maneuvers. The Side Blind Spot Alert sensors have a range of three meters to the left and right of the vehicle, and also detect objects or other vehicles in the driver’s ‘blind spots’. Whenever another vehicle comes within range of the sensors, a warning LED illuminates in the relevant outside door mirror. The optional combined pack, comprising the up-level functionalities of Park Assist and Side Blind Spot Alert, is offered for just 580 euros.

    Hill Start Assist comes as standard and maintains the brake function for about two seconds after the driver has taken his/her foot off the brake pedal. This prevents the Corsa from rolling back when starting on a slope or, for instance, when driving off from traffic lights or a parking spot on a hill. High-tech extras such as the optional Rearview Camera for 295 euros can also be integrated, and safety is increased thanks to new systems – such as the second-generation Opel Eye front camera with Road Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Warning. To provide maximum safety, Forward Collision Warning uses an acoustic alert and a red, head-up warning that is projected into the windscreen as soon as the distance to the preceding vehicle car falls below the pre-set minimum distance. The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System display warns the driver in the event of excessive pressure loss in one of the tires.

    The new, speed-sensitive electric power steering features a new steering geometry and steering software calibration for more precise response and improved driving pleasure and comfort. A new standard feature that allows reduced steering effort at low speeds, the City mode is easily activated at the press of a button. The steering wheel, front seats and the ThermaTec windshield can all be heated to provide cozy warmth in the cabin and good visibility on cold days.

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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

    Don't you mean the same Corsa SSsss

    With heated seats, thats sounds hot stuff.

    Corsa EU sales
    2007 402,092
    2008 360,781
    2009 347,857
    2010 319,986
    2011 314,111
    2012 264,076
    2013 240,005

    GM's No1 best selling car in Europe's market share is in a nose dive. Will sending out a car that looks exact the same as the nose diving special that it replaces fix things?

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    to me sounds pretty compelling improvements but wonder if like the US K2XX trucks looks wise it is to little to late and most consumers will ignore the "NEW" one and buy the "fresh" new competition because it LOOKS new

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    to me sounds pretty compelling improvements but wonder if like the US K2XX trucks looks wise it is to little to late and most consumers will ignore the "NEW" one and buy the "fresh" new competition because it LOOKS new
    It looks exactly the same as the current model, Mr Hertz and Mr Avis will still buy them NEW you are right.

    Have Opel ever made a profit on the roof of a Corsa in the last decade, l think not.

    Will high German Corsa labor cost wage bill ever be able to complete on price with cheap labor costs with a bigger Romanian Dacia Sandero or Stepway SUV?
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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

    And NO it doesn't need to be a Buick and sold here.

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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    Don't you mean the same Corsa SSsss

    With heated seats, thats sounds hot stuff.

    Corsa EU sales
    2007 402,092
    2008 360,781
    2009 347,857
    2010 319,986
    2011 314,111
    2012 264,076
    2013 240,005

    GM's No1 best selling car in Europe's market share is in a nose dive. Will sending out a car that looks exact the same as the nose diving special that it replaces fix things?
    did they have the Adam and agila at the same period covered here? Because it might be they kept the demographic of buyers in the segment over a wider range of product

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    did they have the Adam and agila at the same period covered here? Because it might be they kept the demographic of buyers in the segment over a wider range of product
    European Sales

    Adam
    2012 429
    2013 45,756

    Agila (Suzuki Splash)
    2008 48,118
    2009 59,653
    2010 33,810
    2011 28,396
    2012 22,577
    2013 14,020

    Astra
    2007 415,509
    2008 334,036
    2009 280,599
    2010 302,482
    2011 302,215
    2012 237,297
    2013 198,449

    Chevy Aveo
    2009 66,329
    2010 47,881
    2011 48,704
    2012 44,123
    2013 22,686

    Chevy Spark
    2009 78,748
    2010 73,769
    2011 65,205
    2012 46,562
    2013 37,268


    2015 Opel Spark
    2015 Vauxhall Viva
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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

    The market share of the corsa did not sink as much as the market share of Opel itself. So the Corsa still performed very well, eaven in 2013, when - for a while - it outsold the Volkswagen Polo.

    The SCCS platform was planned to be replaced by Gamma in 2015, so it is fully amortized. With the new engines, the new interior and the new infotainment there will be enough customers, I think.

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    The market share of the corsa did not sink as much as the market share of Opel itself. So the Corsa still performed very well, eaven in 2013, when - for a while - it outsold the Volkswagen Polo.

    The SCCS platform was planned to be replaced by Gamma in 2015, so it is fully amortized. With the new engines, the new interior and the new infotainment there will be enough customers, I think.
    The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa used the Gamma platform for the -C model (2000-2006), itself just a development of the GM 4200 platform used by the Corsa -A and -B (1982-2000).

    The SCCS platform, developed jointly by Fiat/GM, and used for the Corsa-D (2006-2014) and now -E, is much more modern than Gamma which would be a backward step to re-use.

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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

    Quote Originally Posted by cone-A View Post
    The market share of the corsa did not sink as much as the market share of Opel itself. So the Corsa still performed very well, eaven in 2013, when - for a while - it outsold the Volkswagen Polo.

    The SCCS platform was planned to be replaced by Gamma in 2015, so it is fully amortized. With the new engines, the new interior and the new infotainment there will be enough customers, I think.
    Mmmm you call these good sales number that are not sinking? New Corsa looks the same, l expect the same. Will get worse in 2015 when budget priced Opel Spark and Vauxhall Viva arrive Hertz, Avis & private buyer are gonna snap them up. German auto workers at the Opel Corsa factory will be looking for another job, General Motors will be staring a massive German redundancy bill of $200,000 per worker plus retraining costs. Only Corsa saving grace will be the total crap build quality of the South Korean made Opel Spark and Vauxhall Corsa.

    Corsa sales don't sink as much LOL, you want them to sink a lot like the Fiat 500 EV the more you sell the more money you lose. To me Opel has done well the less they sell the more they cut the huge losses of $20 billions. If they sold 0 nil Corsa's then it would be a fantastic result the first time in ages Opel never made a loss on the roof of a Corsa.

    Corsa EU sales
    2007 402,092
    2008 360,781
    2009 347,857
    2010 319,986
    2011 314,111
    2012 264,076
    2013 240,005

    AWD Mokka does not blend in, is the only decent vehicle in FWD Opel's line-up, that will return in a decent tidy profit on the roof. Sad to say the Corsa is very much a Hertz & Avis special with declining sales sold in big batches at a big loss, when you dish up a car that looks much the same as the loser it just replaced, sales will continue to decline. Adam & Insignia are much better design jobs will create a profit on the roof. Corsa might get a small blip for a year in sales but then will head back into a constant decline.

    Austerity hit Europeans with negative or 0-1% pay rises, food up 15% gas, water & electric utility bills up 30% are getting hit like Detroit, which are not included in real world for calculating inflation figures in a lot of EU countries, means average Joe European is going poorer & poorer unnoticed by the Merkels, Russians that supply most of the gas heat up Europe, will probably get really spiteful with their gas price this year drastically up the prices, with disposable incomes almost disappearing completely in every Average Europeans pocket, putting out the same looking SSSss looking Corsa fully loaded with crap is not good news.

    Excellent value for money Dacia/Skoda is where buyers will look to buy their future cars are fast becoming the new replacing Opel/Ford of Europe in the future, Vignale Ford's won't hurt BMW on little bit, as they drop their badge on a FWD 1 Series for Focus & Astra private buyer that are getting a bit thin on numbers will hurt more.

    Hertz & Avis is the Corsa one big last rock bastion of strength it can rely on, with airlines like Qantas that are getting hit cropped with massive Air Passenger Duty taxes it can no longer make profits, it's the value for money brands Dacia/Skoda RyanAir/Easy Jets that are making money now, with many Europeans now taking staycations or at the best very local vacations with disposable incomes falling are fast becoming the norm as they cut back, so Herz & Avis won't need so many rental Corsa cars in Europe sad to say as they cut back on expensive travel to places long haul like Australia overseas.

    Having a car stays looking the same as the last model that was sales charts were in a nose dive is not good news, that is packed with expensive junk that will price the car out of the market place it sells into. with Vignale dreams won't sell well.

    Budget priced Opel Spark & Vauxhall Viva will very much destroy the Corsa sales once they both arrive in 2015, a Dacia/Skoda budget price bare bones Corsa with a big radical change of shape for the better with bags of mojo, personality & character might have fixed the Corsa, l am expecting much the same a big shunt down in sales once the initial burst of sales dies down after year one, a Corsa golden opportunity wasted when it looks exactly the same fully loaded with junk that only Hertz and Avis will buy in smaller numbers at at huge discount in austerity hit Europe as the European wage packet gets wipe out by inflation do more and more staycations, not using Corsa rental cars that do not appeal to the more lucrative European private buyer..

    I like the AWD Mokka it does not blend in at Opel makes big money, in at huge loss making FWD Opel.
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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

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    The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa used the Gamma platform for the -C model (2000-2006), itself just a development of the GM 4200 platform used by the Corsa -A and -B (1982-2000).

    The SCCS platform, developed jointly by Fiat/GM, and used for the Corsa-D (2006-2014) and now -E, is much more modern than Gamma which would be a backward step to re-use.
    Only thing in the refresh is the Corsa 1.0 Ecotec engines, not an appliance car of choice of many average Europeans want to buy, but the EU is just forcing them into buying smilers cars by EU legislation and laws. So the 1.0 Ecotec is an excellent part of the refresh.

    EU are even downsizing you Vacuum Cleaners, banning all over over 1600 watts. Sales of high powered Hoovers that can do a decent job are up +44% before EU bans them off the carpets of Europe.

    DAILY MAIL..
    Households are scrambling to get hold of powerful vacuum cleaners before they are banned by the EU, retailers have revealed.
    Online electrical retailer ao.com told This is Money it had its best ever day for vacuum cleaner sales last Friday as customers picked up a model with a power rating above 1,600 watts before they are outlawed by the EU. Sales were up 40 per cent last week on the same period last year.

    Tesco also saw sales rocket by 44 per cent over the past two weeks as panicked customers rushed to get their hands on popular 2,000W models. The Cooperative Electrical shop reported a similar rise of 38 per cent.

    The sales boom comes as its was revealed the EU has also set its sights on banning the most powerful hairdryers, lawn mowers and electric kettles in an effort to cut energy consumption.
    A ban on dozens of energy-sapping electrical devices could be introduced next spring to meet targets set by Brussels.

    Tesco said it expects no let-up in the vacuum buying frenzy as the ban looms.
    Louise Rix, category planning manager at Tesco said: 'We've seen huge sales increases of vacuums and we expect the high demand to continue over the next few days before the ban comes into place.'

    Last week consumer watchdog Which? warned that many of its best models, which appear in its Best Buy tables, will be taken off the market when the new EU rule comes into force.
    Of seven awarded 'Best Buy' status since January 2013, five have motors of more than 1,600 watts, it said.

    The move has angered manufacturers, who say it will do nothing to make cleaners more environmentally friendly and will simply reduce efficiency in the home.

    Critics say cleaners satisfying the new EU rules may use less power, but householders will have to use them for longer so they are likely to use the same amount of electricity in the long run.

    For the first time, vacuum cleaners will have ratings from A to G for energy use, cleaning performance on carpets and hard floors and EU dust emissions.


    Changing European Union rules: Manufacturers will not be able to make vacuum cleaners with motors of more than 1,600 watts.

    EU bans to ban kilowatt guzzing lawn mowers & hairdryers appliances as well Rupert




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    3 cylinder 1.0 Ecotec Corsa appliance is good, 4 cylinder gas guzzling 1.4i Corsa appliance is no good in EU lawmakers eyes Rupert?
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    In first 7 months Opel sold 153,620 Corsas, which is 3,2% more than same period in 2013. It is currently on no.5 in Europe by sales numbers, and has the biggest market rise in top 5 in last month. Even now when you have all the photos of new model sales are up. Corsa will not hit 2007. numbers, probably, because Adam took about 50,000 of its buyers per year, and also because it will take a long time for european market to hit numbers from 2007. Corsa is very good small car and one of the most popular in europe. You will see that when it hits the market, you can easily expect it to become no.2 in europe. Those were realistic positions for corsa, but this model is already 8 years on the market, so you have to understand that.
    Other important thing is that many people will not know that is just a big facelift. Trust me. You like cars and look for all of the details on in, so you know- but "regular" buyers will just see it looks a lots of like the old generation- and will say- ok, last one was so good they decided not to change it a lot. They don't even know what word "platform" means xD
    If they really did improved handling and steering, with those better turbo engines it will be a very good car. Today, when you drive Corsa Color Edition everybody still stare at it it just looks better than other competitors. Color Edition line was a great hit which makes car looks different than any other.
    And the last thing, I believe that next Opel/Vauxhall Viva will not be any problem for Corsa, because they have different types of buyers. Viva will probably have much less equipment and less powerful engines. Also build quality will not be the same, so still Corsa is going to better deal. Few buyers will leave ofcourse, but not too much. They will more likely come from buyers of Spark, picanto, i10 and cars like that. If they costs the same everyone will be more happy to buy Opel than Korean

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    And the last thing, I believe that next Opel/Vauxhall Viva will not be any problem for Corsa, because they have different types of buyers.
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    That's called job sharing. Corsa is hunting the >€11.000 buyers and Viva the <€10.000 folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    That's called job sharing. Corsa is hunting the >€11.000 buyers and Viva the <€10.000 folk.
    and with the Corsa getting a TECH improvement making it "worth" it over the Viva

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    Re: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

    Quote Originally Posted by GTC View Post
    In first 7 months Opel sold 153,620 Corsas, which is 3,2% more than same period in 2013. It is currently on no.5 in Europe by sales numbers, and has the biggest market rise in top 5 in last month. Even now when you have all the photos of new model sales are up. Corsa will not hit 2007. numbers, probably, because Adam took about 50,000 of its buyers per year, and also because it will take a long time for european market to hit numbers from 2007. Corsa is very good small car and one of the most popular in europe. You will see that when it hits the market, you can easily expect it to become no.2 in europe. Those were realistic positions for corsa, but this model is already 8 years on the market, so you have to understand that.
    Other important thing is that many people will not know that is just a big facelift. Trust me. You like cars and look for all of the details on in, so you know- but "regular" buyers will just see it looks a lots of like the old generation- and will say- ok, last one was so good they decided not to change it a lot. They don't even know what word "platform" means xD
    If they really did improved handling and steering, with those better turbo engines it will be a very good car. Today, when you drive Corsa Color Edition everybody still stare at it it just looks better than other competitors. Color Edition line was a great hit which makes car looks different than any other.
    And the last thing, I believe that next Opel/Vauxhall Viva will not be any problem for Corsa, because they have different types of buyers. Viva will probably have much less equipment and less powerful engines. Also build quality will not be the same, so still Corsa is going to better deal. Few buyers will leave ofcourse, but not too much. They will more likely come from buyers of Spark, picanto, i10 and cars like that. If they costs the same everyone will be more happy to buy Opel than Korean
    Corsa sales are up 3.2% the European car market is up +5.8% on average = a decline of -2.6%

    Corsa is not the most popular in class in Europe, the Ford Fiesta is. Corsa is GM's best selling car in the EU.

    Skoda Octavia sales are up 41.3% way above average the +5.8%

    Audi A3 sales are up 29.3% way above average +5.8%

    VW Golf sales up 13.7% way above average +5.8%

    Other good performances
    Dacia Duster sales up +85.8%
    Opel Mokka sales up +62.4%

    Having new this and new that has not helped the Opel Astra it has dropped out of EU top 10 after a short burst of initial sales for a few months. Opel's sales growth has more to do with adding more and more models like the Adam & Mokka.

    Folk like you might have said the new Astra would hit No2 in Europe with new this and better that crammed for of junk nobody wants, but in reality it dropped out of the EU top 10 this year, where it has lived for years.

    Vauxhall Viva $10,000 v Opel Corsa $11,000 is not a close match in price it's more closer to a $5,000 price differential both look the car, the Viva is bound to wipe out Corsa sales, you can see that coming a mile off come 2015. Loyalists like Mr Avis & Mr Hertz will stay loyal all the time GM are offering huge loss making discounts on the roof, sad to say as much as GM l personally cannot see private buyers liking the Corsa all that much, unless they get a 3 year old version which has heavily depreciated at Mr Hertz second hand, the lucrative austerity hit cash strapped private is looking for better value for money from Dacia or Skoda, the Viva will bring in some new non GM customers, and retain some Opel loyalists. But at the end of 2015-2016, GM will be looking to lay off a lot of German Corsa workers.

    Corsa styling looks much the same stale design as the model it's replacing it's gonna make it harder to sell, fair enough if a cars sales are rocketing upwards like a Dodge Ram then you leave the styling well alone, a golden opportunity to add inject some mojo into the Corsa seems wasted to me me. The Astra got all the updated, crammed with expensive goodies, it fell out of the EU top 10. Falcon & Commodore were once great best selling cars, last refreshes both got looked stale the same as the cars they replaced, sales started to decline just like the Corsa has in Europe.

    Corsa EU sales
    2007 402,092
    2008 360,781
    2009 347,857
    2010 319,986
    2011 314,111
    2012 264,076
    2013 240,005

    Same styled stale Corsa design expect the same downward trend in sales, packed the Astra with new high tech expensive with over complicated gadgets & gizmos in austerity hit Europe, it drops out the EU top 10 in 2014. Self parking gadget ridden Focus sales down -1.7% gets overtaken by better quality better value for money simple to use, user friendy Skoda Octavia sales up +41.3%.
    Last edited by Oldsmobile stopped; 08-29-2014 at 10:36 PM.

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