Adam Opel AG and its British subsidiary Vauxhall have together unveiled the new version of the five-door Corsa hatchback.
While three-door trim has been touted as a small, yet sporty hatchback, the five-door 2007 Opel / Vauxhall Corsa takes market niche of an ideal family car for a European consumer.
Both models will be officially presented to the public during the 2006 British International Motor Show that takes place in London on July 20 through 30.
In its press release Opel says that, among other numerous comfort features, the 2007 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa will feature the completely new FlexFix retractable storage system that may come especially handy to those leading active lifestyle (it somehow appears that you do not need to own a huge truck-based SUV to be “sporty”.)
While usually hidden in the rear bumper, it can be easily pulled out ‘like a drawer’ to carry up to two bicycles.
Shopping has also been made easier thanks to the cars new DualFloor double cargo floor that can be set in two height positions, allows horizontal partitioning of luggage compartment (luggage capacity: 285 to 1100 liters) as well as flat load floor to front seat backs when rear seat back is folded down and load floor is in higher setting.
The new Corsa comes with a choice of five engines, including three gasoline and two common-rail turbo-diesel with power output from 60 to 90 horsepower.
The GM-owned brands also promise to offer their new 1.7 CDTI, 125 hp diesel that comes equipped with particle filter making the car a tad greener. The engines can be mated with either six-speed manual, Easytronic or automatic transmission.
Some more specs:
Length: 3999 mm (plus 183 mm comparing to the current version)
Width: 1707 mm (plus 6 1mm)
Height: 1494 mm (plus 52 mm)
ESP with braking at all four wheels if required, ABS with Cornering Brake Control (CBC).
Photos: Opel / Vauxhall
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