2007 Opel Corsa | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

is one of those brands that is slightly obscure here in the Middle East. This European subsidiary of General Motors is still testing the waters here in the region. The entry level car in their line-up is the Corsa that is available in two-door or four-door variants and is quite a handy-dandy as a good little city runabout.

Now in its third generation, the Corsa underwent a few design changes earlier in 2005 and now sports a mature and dynamic look as compared to the one in its previous outing. With an exterior that is softly curved together with sculpted surfaces and sharp, clear lines the Corsa projects a fresh and mature look. The model’s classy look is further underscored by the elegant chrome grille, large clear glass headlamps and colour-keyed bumpers.

Opel has given the Corsa a generously proportioned and clearly designed interior with good overall quality and excellent comfort. With exclusive surface finishes, easy-to-reach controls and non-glare instrument dials, the ergonomically designed cockpit ensures outstanding comfort and conditions for Corsa drivers.

The Corsa owes its exceptional spaciousness to its unusually long wheelbase of 2491 millimetres. Shoulder and head room for the driver and front passenger are amongst the best in this class. Thanks to a fold-down rear backrest that can be fixed at two different angles and a rear bench that can be fully folded down, it is possible to increase the Corsa’s maximum load volume to 1060 litres.

Two engine options are available here in the GCC: a 1.4-litre unit making 90 bhp and a bigger 1.8-litre with 125 bhp output. Both powerplants shift power to the front wheels using the available standard manual transmission or an optional fuel-efficient Easytronic automatic five-speed transmission with manual shifting mode.

Body TypeHatchback
Price (in AED)48,000 onwards
Engine (litre)1.41.8
Power (bhp)90125
Torque (Nm)125165


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