Following the successful launches of Opel ADAM, Opel Corsa and Opel Mokka earlier this year, General Motors South Africa has expanded its 2015 Opel line-up by introducing the new Opel Corsa Sport in Mzansi.
The new Opel Corsa Sport is a dynamic and versatile hatchback equipped with a 1.4 turbo-charged ecoTEC engine boasting a 110 kW @5000 RPM and 220 Nm of torque @3 000 RPM.
The 1.4 Turbo weighs just 118 kg and features a cast iron block and aluminium cylinder head.
The Corsa 1.4T Sport is equipped with the latest engine from Opel’s ecoTEC family of small petrol engines. Combining both performance and efficiency, the engine propels the Corsa from a standing start to 0-100 km/h in 9.6 seconds, with a top speed of 204 km/h.
Its tested fuel consumption is consumption 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres (urban cycle); 5.1 litres (extra urban) and 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle.
Some of the engine’s notable features include 16 valve cylinder head with natrium cooled exhaust valves which allow for increased airflow, optimized inlet port, reduced component temperatures thereby increasing performance.
Another key feature of this engine is Double CamPhaser (D – CVCP) for increased airflow and optimized valve timing. This feature allows for reduced fuel consumption and increased performance.
Furthermore as is the trend with Opel for downsizing engines, turbocharging is used to create low end torque enabling longer ratios to reduce fuel consumption and increase driver enjoyment.
Fuel consumption is further reduced by optimizing oil pressure, reducing friction and controlling engine heat up and cooling.
The Corsa Sport comes with a six speed manual transmission with synchronised gears, including reverse, with short shift travel. The gearbox has a cable shift system for improved shiftability, sync reverse gear, hydraulic clutch actuation, and low viscosity oil.
The 2015 Corsa Sport comes with subtle OPC_Line Kit add-ons for customers who want to show their sporty ambitions. The standard kit includes front and rear bumper extensions, side rocker mouldings, sporty exhaust tip, and carbon look outside rear view mirror covers.
Sculptural harmonious surfaces and graceful flowing lines are key elements in the design of the new Corsa’s interior. The sculptural wing-shaped instrument panel (IP) top-pad is enhanced by the presence of an all new leather covered flat bottom sport steering wheel with silver bezel, alloy sports pedals, leather gear shift knob from the Corsa OPC. OPC Handbrake lever and jet black leather.
Model Line-up and Pricing:
Corsa 1.0T Essentia R 185 500
Corsa 1.0T Enjoy R 216 200
Corsa 1.4 Enjoy AT R216 500
Corsa 1.0T Cosmo R 236 300
Corsa 1.4 T Sport R225 200
Corsa Essentia Option Pack 1: Radio with Bluetooth & USB, AC R 12,200
Corsa Essentia Option Pack 2: IntelliLink, AC, 15″ alloy wheels R 15,600
Corsa Enjoy Option Pack 1: IntelliLink R 4,000
Corsa Enjoy Option Pack 2: IntelliLink, Advanced Park Assist 2 R 8,000
Corsa Cosmo and Sport Option Pack 1: Advanced Park Assist 2 and Side Blind Zone Alert R 5,000