Opel South Africa has released initial details of the new Corsa range that is scheduled to arrive locally later in 2020.
The entry-level variant will draw its urge from a naturally aspirated 1,2-litre, three-cylinder engine worth 55 kW and 118 N.m. This, of course, is a PSA Group mill (it makes 60 kW and 118 N.m in Peugeot’s base 208, Citroën’s entry-level C3 and Opel’s own Crossland X, for instance) and ships standard with a five-speed manual gearbox.
The other engine (also from the French group) is a turbocharged 1,2-litre three-pot that is expected to offer 96 kW and 230 N.m in SA-spec guise (the detuned 74 kW/205 N.m version is seemingly not on the cards for the local market). While this 96 kW engine is mated to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic in Europe, Opel SA’s website suggests a six-speed self-shifter will do duty here.
The 75 kW/250 N.m 1,5-litre turbodiesel offered in Europe, meanwhile, is unlikely to make its way to local dealerships (at first, at least), while the same can be said of the all-electric model.
The local distributor’s website also makes mention of a range of features for the new Corsa, including “Eco-LED” headlamps, traffic-sign recognition, blind-spot detection and a “variety of driver assistance systems”. In addition, a seven-inch touchscreen is set to be available locally, although whether it will make its way into the base model remains to be seen.
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