Neither poor sales, nor the microchip crisis nor the recent announcements of the end of diesel and gasoline cars stop the auto industry. Large manufacturers continue to evolve their models and every day we know new details of their future releases. Today, turn for Opel and his new Corsa, a car that is also manufactured in Spain, in Figueruelas (Zaragoza), for which it touches us very closely.
Launched in 2019, the new Opel Corsa, or rather its rstyling, will hit the market as early as 2023. Already in development, the objective of the brand is to update its technology and its image, especially adopting its new front Vizor that already include the new Opel models, especially the next Astra which already lands in dealerships at the beginning of 2022.
Opel Corsa 2023: new look, based on the Astra
The utilitarian, which also derives from Peugeot 208 As a member of the Stellantis group, it will debut a new front grille, as well as redesigned optics and some new chrome and lacquered details. Opel’s strategy is thus to unify the brand’s catalog with a design common to all its models on the market.
Already for within, the new Opel Corsa 2023 will also review its environment and technology, including a upgrade of digital instrumentation, as well as all his multimedia touch interface. New software and improved equipment will complete a more modern and updated utility.
More autonomy for the electric
On a mechanical level, the new Opel Corsa will also debut the new 1.2 PureTech gasoline engine, with 3 cylinders and manufactured already at the Stellantis plant in Trémery, France. This block will modify now, as announced from France, their timing belt by a chain which will contribute to its greater reliability. In addition, it will be combined with new 7-speed dual-clutch e-DCT gearbox, developed by Punch Powertrain for its microhybrid versions (MHEV) with 48V technology. It will thus be the replacement for Aisin’s EAT8.
While the engine diesel 1.5 of 100 CV should already disappear of the range, Opel will also review the model in depth Corsa-e. This 100% electric utility will adopt a new propellant developed by the Japanese firm Nidec, while the lithium-ion battery will also be modified to gain autonomy. Another important announcement will be that the Peugeot e-208 will be produced in Figueruelas with this Corsa-e.