/Opel Corsa gets updated for 2010

Opel Corsa gets updated for 2010

2010 Opel Corsa 1 at Opel Corsa gets updated for 2010

Opel has released a few updates for the lovely little Corsa for the new year. Going on sale from January,  2010 Corsa comes with a new engine line-up, re-tuned chassis along with optimized suspension and steering systems while the styling remains intact. The new Corsa promises lower fuel consumption, improved performance, better driving experience and refined comfort for the passengers.

2010 Opel Corsa 2 at Opel Corsa gets updated for 2010

2010 Opel Corsa is available with 1.0, 1.2, 1.4  and range-topping1.6 liter engines with different outputs. All of the powertrains are optimized for lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while their power figures are slightly better than previous versions.

The range kicks off with a 1.0 liter 3-cylinder with 65hp and 90N/m of torque which needs 5.0 liter fuel/100 KM and emits 117 g/km Co2. Then you have the 1.2 liter 4-cylinder petrol engine developing 70hp and 115N/m of torque. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are respectively 5.3 liter/100 km and 124 g/km. A more powerful version of this engine develops 85hp and 115N/m of torque and averages 5.1 liter/100 km and 119 g/km CO2.

2010 Opel Corsa 3 at Opel Corsa gets updated for 2010

As for the 1.4 liter engines, you may choose between a 87hp and 130N/m of torque version with 5.5 liter / 100km consumption and 129 g/KM CO2, or the 100 hp with 130N/m of torque one.

But if you really wanna have fun you should pick the Corsa GSi model equipped with a 1.6 liter turbo petrol engine developing 150 hp. It needs 7.3 l for 100 km and emits just 171 g/km Co2. The same engine produces 192 hp in the Corsa OPC version.

2010 Opel Corsa 4 at Opel Corsa gets updated for 2010

There are also two choices for the diesel engines: 1.7CDTI with 130hp and 300Nm of torque and the extreme fuel efficient 1.3CDTI ecoFLEX. The ecoFLEX engine develops 95hp and 190Nmof torque and needs 3.7 litres of diesel to cover 100km while emitting only 98 grams of CO2 per KM.

On all models except OPC, engineers have modified the rear axle by rotating the torsion profile of the compound crank by 20° – from 15 to 35°. This results in improved stability in lane-change maneuvers. On the comfort chassis (from all models except the Sport trim as well as the GSi and OPC versions), dampers in the front and the rear have been re-tuned to further improve the ride comfort without compromising the driving dynamics. At the same time, engineers have opted for new, softer jounce bumpers in the front struts. The ecoFLEX models also get softer jounce bumpers in the rear.All diesel variants are also equipped with new, softer front springs.
All Corsa equipped with the comfort chassis received a new front anti-roll bar, whose diameter has been increased by 1 mm. The mountings of the stabilizer have been re-designed on all variants, resulting in reduced body roll, and compensating for the softer set up of the suspension.

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