The new generation Opel Corsa E as present the world premiere in October 2014 at the Paris Auto Show. Production of the fifth generation of European compact hatchback Opel Corsa starts in November and December 2014 at two production sites – in the German city of Eisenach and Spanish Zaragoza. On sale in Europe the novelty will arrive in January 2015 at an initial price of slightly less than 12 thousand euros.
Model Corsa – locomotive sales for Opel. 32 years of production in Europe has sold more than 12 million. Copies, of which the previous fourth generation Opel Corsa D boasts a score of 2.8 million. By the end of 2013 in Europe, Opel Corsa D took in the table of European auto sales Class B fourth place with a score of 240 thousand units, behind Volkswagen Polo, Renault Clio and the unconditional leader of Ford Fiesta.
Official information from the bowels of Opel AG allows you to announce that the new Opel Corsa E 2014-2015 year is based on the platform of the predecessor Opel Corsa D produced since 2006 … but the trolley SCCS has undergone a very serious modernization and improvement (talk about later in the technical part of the review). Photo and video materials help to consider the fifth generation Corsa from all sides and find evolutionary changes in body design cars news compared to the previous model of the fourth generation, and the external dimensions of the body with the change of generations does not change if we do not take into account the gain of 3 mm the total length of the vehicle.
- Body Opel Corsa E 2014-2015 years (3 and 5-door) with the following figures external dimensions: 4002 mm long, 1737 mm (in view of rear-view mirrors 1944 mm) in width, 1488 mm in height, with 2511 mm wheelbase and 140 mm ground clearance.
Traditionally, the European representative of the compact class B innovation from Opel is available in two body variants’ hatchback with three and five doors. 3-door Opel Corsa E is positioned as a car with a sporty and aggressive appearance – a domed roof with a powerful rear rack, wide and swollen rear wheel arches, a miniature glass rear.
5 door versions of the Opel Corsa E, on the other hand, it is proposed as a practical family car with a calm body profile, comfortable doors, almost flat roof line, the greater area of the side glass and accurate practical stern.
The front part of the body in three and five-door variants are identical and very cute. The original form of the headlamps to the corners of the eyebrows, LED daytime running lights (optional bi-xenon headlights can be ordered), solid bumper with large jaws lattice compact slotted lower air intake, stylish pedestal for aerodynamic whistles. Dimensions bumper impressive – a huge block forms the nose of the car, on the background of the hood.
Making the rear fifth-generation Opel Corsa index E shows modern trends and tendencies of automotive fashion – adult size bumper with diffuser, large overall ceiling lighting, compact and narrowed down the tailgate with a large glass. In general, the new Opel Corsa E looks very harmonious, like the front younger brother Opel Adam, and the back of the compact van Opel Meriva.
Opel Corsa E 2014-2015 year is available with two configurations settings chassis Sport and Comfort, Comfort version provides tires on steel or alloy wheels R16, for Sport low profile tires on alloy wheels exclusively R16- R17 and sandwiched by 15-20 mm suspension.
Interior fifth-generation Opel Corsa has changed dramatically, becoming a modern and stylish, and the interior and trunk keep the size of its predecessor and can comfortably accommodate five passengers (of course, with an eye to the compact class) and take the luggage compartment from 285 liters behind the back of the second row seats up to 1050 liters for the first-row seat backs and loaded up to the ceiling.
The front of the cabin was transformed, becoming a stylish and modern. New Opel Corsa E now boasts a convenient multifunction steering wheel with three spokes, informative instrument panel with two large radii speedometer and tachometer positioned between color screen multi-function trip computer and original sensors’ fuel and coolant temperature.
Front panel and center console delight exquisite contours and stylish shape, combined trim, fashionable decorative inserts, regular arrangement of baffles ventilation. The center of attention is a 7-inch touch screen (of course, optional), located as close as possible to handle the transmission control for easy operation. IntelliLink screen multimedia system quite advanced and able to make friends and cooperate with Apple technology and equipment based on Android, will provide communication protocol Bluetooth, joined with the application Siri Eyes Free, provide a picture image with navigation and rear camera can also be connected through a smartphone and manage FlexDock system by voice.
If desired, the owner is able to stuff the new Opel Corsa E huge amount of modern equipment and electronic assistants as options provided adaptive bi-xenon headlights with High Beam Assist (assistant light dimmer), Blind Spot (monitoring blind spots), front camera Opel Eye recognizes a road signs, Lane Departure Warning (monitoring system crossing the line markings), Following Distance Indication (Comptroller distance to the vehicle in front) with Forward Collision Warning (warning system frontal collision), heated steering wheel rim, front seats and windshield, Hill Start Assist (Assistant at the start of the hill), Advanced Park Assist (parking assistant), panoramic roof, backlit interior.
Specifications Opel Corsa E 2014-2015 model year promises availability of the upgraded platform SCCS from the previous generation of compact hatchback. To ensure a comfortable and stable management of the new Opel Corsa 2014-2015 E engineers have done a lot of work, and as a result, new steering knuckles in the front suspension, new shock absorbers and springs, more powerful subframe modified mounting points of the suspension and the damping of elastic elements of suspension, 5 mm decreased the center of gravity of the car, change the electric power steering (present regime City parking). On assurance representatives Opel front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and rear suspension with torsion beam after the upgrade provides the optimum balance between comfort and stability, and two different versions of the chassis settings – Comfort and Sport to help owners choose the best option.