This year, the Germany automaker, Opel, released another model of subcompact vehicles called Corsa. Actually, the Corsa itself has been on the market since 2014, so this fifth generation isn’t that all new. Here, we can say that the car is built on the same architecture but get several redesign touches. So, let’s check out what’s going to be different from 2018 Opel Corsa?
2018 Opel Corsa Design: Exterior & Interior
Some might find the side and rear section is almost similar to its predecessor. However, the enlarged intakes, a sculpted hood with sporty side sills are enough to make 2018 Opel Corsa is one of the good-looking subcompact vehicles. Moreover, the final touch in the side mirror with dark shade finish makes it get a more handsome appearance.
Inside the car, you will find the interior was made from a variety of textured materials. The gloss-finish trim with cushioned rests on the front doors make the overall interior design of Corsa look smart and elegant. Overall, the quality is suitable within the budget.
Furthermore, the steering wheel can easily adjust the height and reach of the driver. Moreover, the driver seat can move up and down to find the most comfortable position. Although the seats don’t offer much lower back support, they still relatively feel comfortable.
Looking at the dashboard, the 7.0-inches color touchscreen is completed with a big screen, clear buttons, and dials. You can use it for infotainment such as FM/AM stereo, CD player, USB, and Bluetooth compatibility. There is also a smartphone mirroring feature so you can use the app on phone to get directions. However, sometimes, you might find the responding time of the screen is quite slow after pressing it. That would be an issue.
2018 Opel Corsa Engine & Performance
Corsa is another generation of GSi performance trim with agile handling. The petrol engine is 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 that can generate 148 horsepower and 162-lbs of torque. The engine supports the car to run on a 0-62 mph for 8.9 seconds. The new car can even reach a top speed of 128 mph. However, you might find the car produce coarse-sounding. Still, if you choose the 1.0-liter petrol engine, can generate a more refined vibrating during the acceleration. All the engine is paired up with a 6-speed transmission that comes with a leather-wrapped shifter.
The Corsa also comes with sport-tuned suspension as standard like in Corsa OPC to support the handling with 17-inch wheels. You can adjust the steering into city mode then turn it off for cruising so your city ride will be lighter. Although the suspension is comfortable, though, you won’t feel the same along the rippled city roads. The steering is relatively good. You can do a quick turn with a lively and light feeling. Additionally, all the controls modulate an easy and lighter touch for easier driving.
2018 Opel Corsa Price
Available in Europe, the price of 2018 Opel Corsa is starting from €15,750 for S model, €16,750 for SC model, and €18,500 for SE model.
So, is Corsa your chosen car?