The Opel Corsa at Gowan House, Naas Road, Dublin
The Opel Corsa at Gowan House, Naas Road, Dublin

Opel has launched the 6th generation of the Corsa in Ireland, the brand’s best-selling model to date.

The new Corsa is available from launch with petrol and diesel engines, with an all-electric version (‘Corsa-e’) due in Ireland this April.

Retailing from €17,975 plus delivery related charges, it is already an international award-winner, crowned AutoBest Best Buy Car of Europe 2020.

Read our review here from the international Opel Corsa launch in Croatia.

James Brooks, Managing Director at Leeson Motors, Opel Importer in Ireland said:

“The arrival of the award-winning, all-new Corsa marks a new departure for the Opel brand in Ireland. It is the first new Opel model to market since Opel Ireland was acquired by the Gowan Group and internationally, it is the first new Opel model produced under the the PSA Group.

A recipe for success, the new Opel Corsa combines high everyday practicality with top technologies, economy, an exciting design plus lots of fun behind the wheel. Indeed, with the new Corsa, Opel is delivering on a promise to make top technologies available to a wide range of buyers, at affordable prices. It represents a huge opportunity to us, as the first new model in what promises to be an exciting produce pipeline over the next eighteen months.”

The new Opel Corsa is in dealers now for test drives
The new Opel Corsa is in dealers now for test drives

The new Corsa offers increased interior space and comfort, retaining its renowned German precision for detail. The overall exterior height has been reduced to improve aerodynamics and lower CO2 and consumption. But there’s still an increase in front headroom and a longer wheelbase and increased overall exterior length return better cabin space and comfort for passengers. The boot volume is increased (+24 litres) to 309 litres, or up to 1,081 litres with the rear seats folded.

A weight reduction of 108 kg, matched to an improvement in torsional stiffness and lower centre of gravity, delivers greater agility, performance and handling over the previous Corsa model. Available in three trims – SC, SRi and Elite – safety technology features available as standard, or as an option, dependent on trim include Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian detection, radar-based Adaptive Speed Control, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.

The new Opel Corsa also brings adaptive glare-free IntelliLux LED matrix lighting to the segment for the very first time,.

With a choice of two petrol engines (1.2 75bhp or 1.2 100bhp), matched to a manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic, and a 1.5 102bhp diesel engine manual, the improved Corsa delivers a reduction in CO2 of up to 25%.

The Corsa-e 134bhp returns an electric range of up to 337km (WLTP) and retains the same internal spaciousness and comfort as the petrol and diesel variants. Together with the Opel Grandland X plug-in hybrid, the Corsa-e’s arrival in 2020 marks the starting signal for the Opel electrification-offensive with the Vivaro-e van, and electric Opel Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life to follow. Indeed, all Opel model ranges will be electrified with a hybrid or battery electric vehicle by 2024.

First launched in 1982, the Corsa is Opel’s best-selling model, with over 13 million units sold in Europe to date.

It’s available now at Opel dealerships nationwide to test drive.

The new Opel Corsa will be available with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains
The new Opel Corsa will be available with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains