Series production of the sixth-generation Opel Corsa started on October 7, 2019 at Groupe PSA’s plant in Spanish Zaragoza.
A launch ceremony took place with participation of King Felipe VI of Spain, Carlos Tavares and Michael Lohscheller, PSA’s and Opel’s bosses, invited guests and plant workers.
The best-selling Opel Corsa in its new iteration becomes much lighter: the lightest Corsa is below 1,000 kg. The car aerodynamics is the best in class now, its engines are more efficient than before.
For example, a base 1.2-liter 55-kW (75-hp) engine of the 2020 Corsa consumes 57 mpg (4.1 l/100km) combined, NEDC-rated. The previous model fuel comsumption was 40-42 mpg (5.9-5.6 l/100km). The average ratio NEDC/EPA is approx. 1.428.
With the arrival of the Opel Corsa-e, the company enters a new electric era in its history. Its power output is 136 hp (100 kW), the driving range is 205 miles (330 km).
Every model of the brand will receive an electric version already in 2024.
Source: Groupe PSA