Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. The Opel Corsa is democratising electric mobility. With the all-new, sixth-generation Corsa, Opel is offering for the first time a battery-electric version with a range of up to 330 kilometres (WLTP). The Corsa-e has been available to order since June for €29,900 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany) and is making its world premiere at the Frankfurt show. Where applicable, the price is reduced by incentives.
The Corsa-e “Selection” already offers automatic climate control with remote control, electric parking brake and keyless start as well as the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible Multimedia radio with 7-inch colour touchscreen. Systems such as front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, and lane-keep assist are also installed at no extra cost. The next higher equipped “Edition” with three-phase on-board charger is priced at €30,650. The Corsa-e “First Edition” fulfils nearly every wish and can also be reserved now for €32,900. Standard equipment includes LED headlights, 17-inch light-alloy wheels, two-tone paint and a fully digitalised cockpit. The new-generation Corsa additionally offers safety systems that are leading in this segment.
Opel has chosen the brand’s most popular model to finally bring electric mobility out of its niche-existence. The Opel Corsa is an absolute bestseller. More than 13.6 million units have been produced since the world premiere in 1982. The Corsa has made millions of people mobile; now it is offering them access to emission-free driving.
Impressive data: 100kW (136hp) power output, up to 330 km range2
Opel has been producing cars for 120 years and has always made technology available to a wide audience of car buyers. The new Corsa-e offers state-of-the-art electric mobility. With a range up to 330 km according to WLTP2, the five-seat Corsa-e is suitable for unconstrained every-day use. The 50 kWh battery can be fast-charged to 80 per cent of its capacity in 30 minutes. The Corsa-e is prepared for all charging options – via cable, wallbox or high-speed charging – and the battery is covered by an eight-year warranty. The battery’s state-of-charge can be checked at any time via the “myOpel” app, which enables optimisation of charging times and costs while travelling.
Furthermore, the range can be adapted by the driver, who can choose from three driving modes – Normal, Eco and Sport. Sport increases responsiveness and driving dynamics, with a moderate loss of driving range. In Eco mode the Corsa-e becomes a long-distance runner, significantly increasing the range while hardly affecting comfort.
The Corsa-e’s propulsion system combines emission-free driving with a maximum “fun-to-drive” factor. Thanks to the 100kW (136hp) power output and a 260 Nm of instantaneous maximum torque, the highlights include responsiveness, agility and dynamic performance. The Corsa-e needs only 2.8 seconds to sprint from zero to 50 km/h, only 8.1 seconds3 from zero to 100 km/h – a match for sports cars.
The Corsa-e also looks dynamic thanks to its sporty design, while the compact exterior dimensions of previous generations are retained. With a length of 4.06 metres the Corsa remains an agile, practical and well-arranged five-seater. The roof line is coupé-like, 48mm lower than its predecessor’s, without detriment to headroom. The driver sits 28mm lower. Handling and driving dynamics benefit from the lower centre of gravity. The handling is responsive and dynamic, for more fun behind the steering wheel. The modern interior with fully digitalised cockpit can even be upgraded with leather seats.
Safety first: IntelliLux LED® Matrix light, side blind-spot assist, front collision warning
Technologies and assistance systems that are more often found in higher market segments make their debut in the Corsa-e. The top features include the adaptive, glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light that Opel offers for the first time in the small car segment – for only €700 starting with “First Edition”1. The eight LED elements, controlled by a newest-generation high-resolution front camera, continuously adapt the light beam to the prevailing traffic situation and the surroundings. Advanced driver assistance systems provide tangible additional safety. Thanks to the new front camera traffic sign recognition now detects additional information, such as LED signs. The speed limits saved in the system are also shown in the display. Radar supported adaptive speed control and sensor-based flank-guard also celebrate their premiere in the new Corsa. Side blind-spot assist and a variety of parking assistants are also available.
Multimedia systems with “OpelConnect” service
New infotainment systems comprising the Multimedia Navi with 7.0-inch colour touchscreen, as well as the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with 10.0-inch colour touchscreen, keep the new Corsa’s drivers and passengers fully connected. The Corsa-e also offers the new “OpelConnect” service. Helpful functions, such as Live Navigation with real-time traffic information, as well as direct connection with roadside assistance and emergency call, give additional peace of mind to drivers and passengers.
Customer deliveries of the new Corsa-e will begin in spring 2020. In addition, the order books for the Grandland X as plug-in hybrid are also already open. Two more all-electric Opel models will arrive in 2020 – the Vivaro and the successor to the Mokka X, followed by e-versions of the Combo Cargo, Combo Life and Zafira Life in 2021.
Opel is one of the largest European car manufacturers and was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany, in 1862. The company started building automobiles in 1899. Opel has been part of the Groupe PSA since August 2017. Together with its British sister brand Vauxhall, the company is represented in more than 60 countries around the globe selling over one million vehicles in 2018. Opel is currently implementing its electrification strategy to secure sustainable success and ensure that the future mobility demands of customers are met. By 2024, all European passenger car models will offer an electric variant. This strategy is part of the company plan PACE! with which Opel aims to become sustainably profitable, global and electric.
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 Preliminary data determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology. EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. Preliminary values may differ from official final type approval data.
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