Opel continues to show consistency on how they introduce their products to the Mzansi market. Their 2015 product range is flawless, well thought-out, reliable and provides great performance as well as value money.
The automobile manufacturer kicked-off the year by introducing the ADAM in January, a month later the new Corsa range was revealed, followed by Mokka in March. Two months ago the company launched the new Opel Corsa Sport.
Well I got to test drive the new Opel Corsa Sport and I liked it. This magnificent machine nails the sporty look with effortless sophistication.
The five-door hatchback is equipped with distinctive features, modern technology and is fuel efficient.
I was very impressed with the performance and thanks to its new 4-cylinder, 1.4 Turbo ECOTEC engine that quickens the car than the claimed 9.6 seconds for 0-100km/h.
For music lovers and tech-geeks, the car boasts of an Intellilink infotainment system that offers an easy to operate 7-inch touchscreen and smart connection for any iOS and Android devices.
Bluetooth connectivity facilitates safe, convenient and music streaming from external devices while on the go. Sound is also operated via USB port.
To add a zest of sportiness, a classy leather-covered steering wheel emphasises the sportiness of the car. The seats are well designed to provide added support.
The new Opel Corsa Sport draws you closer with its uniquely sculpted contours and dynamic looks. It is a pure performance from every angle – this is evident with its powerful rear proportions, precision headlights, purposeful exterior styling and the motorsport-inspired grille.
Exceptional night vision comes standard with the new Opel Corsa Sport’s Bi-Xenon headlights. The integrated cornering lights give drivers a better view of what’s ahead while the Opel LED Daytime Running Lights make sure they are seen.
The Corsa Sport features 17 inch dark titanium alloy wheels that add sportiness to the car.
On the road
The Opel Corsa Sport’s all-new sports suspension adds perfect balance and improves handling especially on tight corners. The car also feels safe.
The new 4-cylinder, 1.4 Turbo ECOTEC engine with 110kW brings a new wave of technology and performance to the Opel Corsa Sport.
- Power: 110kW at 5000rpm
- Torque: 220Nm at 3000rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 9.6 seconds
- Top speed: 204km/h
- Fuel consumption: 5.9/100km
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 45L
- Price: R257 800
What we like
- Unique and sporty looks
- It is powerful and stable
- Advanced audio system and sound quality
- It doesn’t consume much fuel
- Distinctive features and modern technology
What we don’t like
- The audio system on the model we tested didn’t have a CD player. Sound was operated via Bluetooth and a USB port.
Out of 5 rating