2009 Opel Corsa news, pictures, specifications, and information
Opel Corsa: Benchmark in its Class• Two separate models wîth distinctly different designs
• 1.3 CDTI wîth 75 hp and 1.0 TWINPORT awarded ecoFLEX seal
• 192 hp Corsa OPC and 150 hp Corsa GSi are top duo
The Corsa boasts an exciting design, sporty contours, sophisticated chassis and a high-quality interior wîth feel-good ambience. It also features equipment exceptional for this class, such as curve and cornering light, a heated §teering wheel, as well as the integrated bicycle carrier system 'Flex-Fix', which made its premiere in a production car wîth the Corsa. So it is no surprise that it was the top-selling car in its class in Germany in 2007. The bestseller is available in two distinctly different variants: the coupé-like three-door and family-friendly five-door models. The Corsa model line also boasts an attractive engine range and large selection of equipment. The dynamic top-of-the-line model is the Corsa OPC wîth a maximum speed of 225 km/h.
New in model year 2009
Úntil now, the 1.3 CDTI wîth 55 kW/75 hp was the only model in the Corsa range that carried the ecoFLEX badge, Opel's seal for engines wîth particularly low fuel consumption and emissions. In the new model year, the 1.0 TWINPORT wîth 44 kW/60 hp joins the ecoFLEX family, underlining the fact that gasoline engines wîth Opel's TWINPORT technology are exceptionally economical and low emission. All Corsa models from the entry-level version now feature pockets on the front seat backs (except OPC). The Corsa Cosmo boasts chrome door sills wîth 'Opel' engraved in them. The rear windows in the Corsa Sport, GSi and OPC (optional wîth Cosmo) are dark tinted, as are the tail lights on the Sport and GSi variants. The list of optional extras for the Corsa Edition and INNOVATION has been expanded wîth 16-inch alloy wheels in 7-spoke trapezoidal design. The Corsa OPC and Corsa wîth OPC Line Package 2 can be ordered in trendy Casablanca white exterior lacquer.
Design and packaging
The three-door Corsa's body is stretched tautly over its technology and has a coupé-like roof line. In the five-door model, the longer roof line and large windows spotlight the additional headroom and better visibility for rear passengers. Thanks to the long wheelbase and wide track, both Corsa versions offer plenty of room. Storage volume in the luggage compartment is 285 liters. If the rear seat back is folded down, transport capacity increases up to 700 liters, and to 1100 liters if the car is loaded to the roof.
The stylish interior features high-quality materials, and the turn buttons for climate control, radio and lighting are backlit. Piano-lacquer finish look on the center console, air vent rings and §teering wheel spokes gives the Corsa a much higher class look and feel than is normally found in this vehicle class.
The consumer protection organization Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) awarded the Corsa five stars for passenger safety, as well as an excellent three stars for both child passenger and pedestrian protection. These ratings were achieved thanks to the torsionally rigid passenger cell wîth computer-calculated deformation zones and the ultra-high-strength steel sections in the doors. Restraint systems specifically adjusted to this setup include two-stage front airbags (front passenger airbag can be deactivated), side airbags in front (integrated into the seats in OPC variant), as well as the patented Pedal Release System (PRS), which protects the driver's feet from serious injury. Front and rear head curtain airbags as well as active head restraints in front are standard in all versions above the Edition model. The ISOFIX system ensures optimal anchorage of child seats, while a visual and acoustic warning signal reminds drivers to fasten seat belts. The rapidly blinking brake light when ABS is activated helps prevent rear-end collisions.
Equipment and extras
Opel offers the Corsa in five equipment lines, plus the sporty GSi and OPC variants. Highlights include:
Corsa - Central locking, power exterior mirrors, height and reach-adjustable §teering wheel, speed-dependent power §teering, front and side airbags for driver and front passenger, fold-down rear seat back, height-adjustable driver's seat, tinted heat-absorbing glazing, door-to-door lighting
Corsa Edition (in addition to Corsa) - Air conditioning, stereo CD-Radio CD 30, power windows in front, radio remote control central locking, head curtain airbags all around, active head restraints (front), split fold-down rear seat back, double luggage compartment floor
Corsa INNOVATION (in addition to Corsa Edition) - Halogen curve and cornering light, cruise control, on-board computer, stereo CD-Radio CD 30 MP3 wîth §teering wheel remote control and input for external audio devices (Aux-in), 16-inch alloy wheels
Corsa Sport (in addition to Corsa Edition) – Sport chassis, sport seats in front, leather sport §teering wheel, instruments in sport design, tinted rear windows and lights, Lighting package (illuminated glove compartment, backlit switches and displays, reading lamps), ESPPlus (for 1.7 CDTI), fog lamps, stereo CD-Radio CD 30 MP3 wîth §teering wheel remote control and Aux-in, heated exterior mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels
Corsa Cosmo (in addition to Corsa Edition) – Leather §teering wheel, Lighting package, ESPPlus (for 1.7 CDTI), fog lamps, stereo CD-Radio CD 30 MP3 wîth Aux-in and §teering wheel remote controls, instruments in sport design, heated exterior mirrors, morrocana/fabric upholstery, chrome door sills wîth 'Opel' engraving, 16-inch alloy wheels
Corsa GSi (in addition to Corsa Sport) - ESPPlus (can be switched off), OPC Line Package 1 (front and roof spoiler, rear apron lip, side sills, chrome tailpipe), black sport seats wîth red side supports, black/red sport leather §teering wheel, red safety belts, aluminum sport pedals, 17-inch alloy wheels wîth 215/45 R17 tires
Corsa OPC (in addition to Corsa Sport) - Front and rear aprons in OPC design, roof spoiler, dark contrasting diffuser, centrally located triangular tailpipe, specially designed exterior mirrors, ESPPlus (can be switched off), special sport chassis, 17-inch alloy wheels wîth 215/45 R17 tires, flat-bottomed leather §teering wheel, aluminum sport pedals, Recaro seats wîth integrated head restraints and side airbags
Thanks to a wide selection of options, every Corsa can be customized to meet each owner's specific needs. Individual extras include an electrically operated panorama sunroof and the integrated rear carrier system 'Flex-Fix', which stows away into the rear bumper, can be easily pulled out when needed and carries up to two bicycles. For additional comfort and safety, park pilot, run-flat tires and a mobile telephone console wîth Bluetooth interface and voice control are available. For top on-board infotainment, the Corsa can be ordered wîth an MP3-compatible stereo CD-Radio wîth Aux-in and DVD-supported navigation system.
Chassis and active safety
Engines and transmissions
The Corsa's engine line-up comprises five gasoline engines and three common-rail turbo-diesels - all wîth four-valve technology - wîth outputs ranging from 60 to almost 200 hp. The top-of-the-line unit is the 1.6-liter turbo wîth 110 kW/150 hp for the GSi and 141 kW/192 hp for the OPC. The 192 hp variant accelerates the Corsa OPC from zero to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. The most powerful diesel engine is the 1.7 CDTI wîth 92 kW/125 hp and a top speed of 195 km/h. Corsa variants wîth the 1.7 CDTI engine come wîth ESP as standard. Low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are also trademarks of modern Opel diesels: the 55 kW/75 hp 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX wîth long axle-drive ratio and five-speed manual gearbox requires just 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, and emits just 119 g/km CO2. A diesel particulate filter is fitted as standard on all diesel variants. Innovative TWINPORT technology for gasoline engines also ensures high fuel efficiency. The Corsa 1.0 TWINPORT ecoFLEX, for example, needs only 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. In addition to the five and six-speed transmissions, as well as the automated Easytronic manual gearbox for the gasoline-powered Corsa 1.2 and more powerful 1.3 CDTI, a four-speed automatic transmission is also available for the Corsa 1.4.
Quality and economic efficiency
The Corsa meets the highest standards in quality, reliability and service life. Its repair-friendly design allows for extremely favorable insurance premiums, while the long service intervals and reduced scope of required maintenance help minimize operating costs. Thanks to extensive car body galvanization, which Opel backs up wîth a 12-year anti-perforation warranty, the Corsa promises excellent value retention. A further customer benefit is Opel's two-year new-car manufacturer's warranty for the Corsa that goes far beyond the mandatory guarantee.
Opel Corsa: Facts and figures
• July 2006: Production begins in Eisenach and Zaragoza/Spain
• July 18, 2006: Start of sales in Europe
• July 20, 2006: World premiere of the fourth-generation at the British International Motor Show
• August 2006: Corsa awarded five stars for passenger protection in Euro NCAP crash tests
• October 2006: Available at dealerships in Germany
• March 2007: World premiere of Corsa OPC at Geneva Motor Show
• June 2007: GSi premiere at Barcelona Motor Show
• September 2007: Premiere of 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX at IAA in Frankfurt
• December 2007: 500,000th Corsa registered in Europe
• End 2007: Corsa is top-selling car in its class in Germany
• January 2008: 10 millionth car celebration in Eisenach
• February 2008: Introduction of INNOVATION equipment line
• August 2008: Introduction of 1.0 TWINPORT ecoFLEX
• August 2008: New special model 'Limited Edition'
Source - Opel
|SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2015 IMPREZA® MODELS|
|◾Well- equipped Impreza pricing begins at $18,195 ◾Revised front styling with new headlights, grille and bumper ◾Rear Vision Camera standard across line ◾EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology now available ◾New Infotainment systems and features ◾Best fuel economy of any gasoline all-wheel drive passenger car; now up to 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc., today announced pricing on the remodeled Impreza® line of compact 4-door and 5...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 GOLF MODELS, STARTING AT $17,995|
|The seventh-generation version of VW's worldwide best seller offers more space, less weight, and increased efficiency at an even better value ◾Pricing starts at $17,995 for the two-door Golf Launch Edition model with manual transmission ◾New TDI® S model reduces Clean Diesel entry pricing by more than $3,000 ◾New available technology including Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System ◾Room for five with a larger trunk than any midsize sedan ◾New 1.8-liter TSI® e...[Read more...]|
|THE NEW POLO - A PARADE OF PREMIERES AT GENEVA|
|Polo BlueMotion, Polo Blue GT and CrossPolo in top form New efficiency TSI: For the first time, Polo BlueMotion with petrol engine (4.1 I/100 km) Even more charisma: Polo BlueGT now with 150 PS, CrossPolo perfected Ten key facts on the world premiere of the new Polo TSI BlueMotion, Polo TDI BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT and CrossPolo: 1.The world's most fuel-efficient five-seater with a petrol engine: The new Polo TSI BlueMotion consumes just 4.1 l/100 km. 2.The world's most fuel-efficient ...[Read more...]|
|2014 Kia Soul Urban Passenger Vehicle Lights Up San Diego's Scenic Roads|
|◾Refined interior, cutting-edge technology and striking road presence maintain Soul's iconic status ◾Kia's urban hatchback will go on sale early in the fourth quarter of 2013 SAN DIEGO, August 28, 2013 – Entering San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, drivers are greeted by the city's iconic 'Archway,' a luminescent preview to the Victorian buildings and vibrant nightlife found within this Southern California waterfront gem. Surrounded by universities, San Diego is home to nearly 65...[Read more...]|
|BMW ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR ALL-NEW X5 SPORTS ACTIVITY VEHICLE|
|Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 24th, 2013 … It isn't often that an automobile manufacturer gets to launch an entirely new vehicle segment, but that's exactly what BMW did in 1999 when it introduced the world's first Sports Activity Vehicle – the BMW X5. Two generations and some 1.3 million vehicles later, the BMW X5 is set to enter its third generation. As its predecessors have done before, the all-new 3rd generation X5 will again set new standards for luxury, versatility and – because it is a BMW f...[Read more...]|
|2009 Opel models|
|Opel Astra GTC|
|Opel Combo CNG|
|Opel Tigra TwinTop|
|Opel Zafira||2009 Opel Concepts|
|Opel Ampera Concept|
|2009 Vauxhall Corsa|
|Similarly Sized Vehicles from 2009|
|Acura NSX RR Concept|
|Audi A1 Sportback Concept|
|Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro|
|Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition|
|Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ClubSport|
|Chevrolet Corvette ZR1|
|Other models by Opel|
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.