The Next-generation Corsa is just around the corner and as the first car produced under the ownership of the PSA Group, it will be very important for the brand.
With this in mind, the new car will be significantly different than the outgoing model, Autocar reports.
The vehicle was initially going to be based on a GM platform but due to PSA’s purchase of Vauxhall, that’s no longer happening. Instead, the new Corsa will use PSA’s Common Modular Platform (CMP) that’s set to also be used by the new Peugeot 208. As you’d imagine, CMP is a front-engine, front-wheel drive architecture capable of supporting a selection of engines.
Reports state that PSA will most likely introduce the new Corsa with its 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Offered in a selection of power outputs, this engine should give future Corsa owners the perfect combination of performance and fuel efficiency.
Shortly after the hatchback premieres next year, an all-electric version will be introduced, dubbed the eCorsa. The launch of this model will come not too long after an electric Peugeot 208 hits the market.
Thanks to PSA’s ownership, the design of the sixth-generation Corsa is also set to benefit from a radical overhaul. It will be the first production vehicle from the Vauxhall and Opel family to adopt the new styling direction recently previewed by the GT X Experimental concept. As such, the car will make use of the brand’s ‘Vizor’ grille and its re-modelled headlights.
PSA will kill the three-door Corsa due to dwindling demand for such vehicles and solely build the five-door variant.