31 Facts About Vauxhall Corsa


Opel Corsa is a supermini car engineered and produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel since 1982.

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At its height of popularity, the Vauxhall Corsa became the best-selling car in the world in 1998, recording 910,839 sales with assembly operations in four continents and was sold under five marques with five different body styles.

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Six years later, the Vauxhall Corsa received a facelift, which included a new front fascia and some other minor changes.

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In September 1987 the Vauxhall Corsa received a light facelift, with a new grille that was now the same on hatchbacks and sedans, an updated interior, and other slight changes.

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The Vauxhall Corsa Plus includes dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, electric windows and central locking as standard equipment.

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Vauxhall Corsa was updated in 1997, resulting in different styling options and better safety features:.

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Vauxhall Corsa B was manufactured in South Africa and first entered the market in November 1996, featuring three models, all having the same 1.

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The Vauxhall Corsa B continued in production post 2002, when the Vauxhall Corsa C was introduced, with only the 1.

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Vauxhall Corsa C was revealed in 1999, and introduced to the European market in October 2000, and the facelift arrived in August 2003.

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In 2002, the Vauxhall Corsa chassis spawned a mini MPV called the Opel Meriva, development of which began under Opel in Russelsheim.

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Brazilian version of the Vauxhall Corsa sold in those countries featured a more conservative front end than its European counterpart.

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Brazil offered a pickup truck version of the Vauxhall Corsa named the Chevrolet Montana, which, as well as the saloon, was exported in a completely knocked down form to South Africa for local assembly.

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Vauxhall Corsa C arrived in the 2002 model year as a five-door hatchback, and was imported from Europe; but for the model year of 2003, the Vauxhall Corsa sold in Mexico began coming from Brazil and a saloon version was added.

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Vauxhall Corsa C was that was sold in South America, was produced at the Rosario production plant in Argentina.

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The Latin American Vauxhall Corsa C featured the Opel inspired Chevrolet logo with a golden bowtie instead of a chromed one – the new logo was first introduced in the South American market with the new Chevrolet Vectra.

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Facelifted 2004 model was imported; however, in December 2005, the Vauxhall Corsa C was suddenly dropped from the Australian and New Zealand Holden ranges as a cost-cutting measure by GM and was replaced by the Daewoo Kalos, rebadged as a Holden Barina.

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The Vauxhall Corsa D placed second in the European Car of the Year for 2006, only behind the Ford S-Max.

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Vauxhall Corsa D was briefly available in Australia under the Opel brand name, rather than as a Holden as the Vauxhall Corsa B and C had previously been, during Opel's short-lived foray into the Australian market.

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Vauxhall Corsa D was never available in Japan, as Yanase had stopped importing the Opel Vita in April 2004, due to declining sales.

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Opel Vauxhall Corsa boasted a new petrol and diesel engine line up that fully complies with Euro 5 standards.

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In February 2015, Opel introduced OPC version of Corsa E Compared to the previous generation model, power output had increased by 15PS to 207PS from 1.

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Vauxhall Corsa OPC featured a sports chassis with Frequency Selective Damping technology, which enabled the damping forces to adapt to the frequency of the car to balance sportiness with comfort.

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Original project of Vauxhall Corsa F was initially planned to be released in the third quarter of 2017 on a GM platform, the G2XX.

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In December 2018, Opel announced the launch of an electric version of the Vauxhall Corsa, called the Vauxhall Corsa-e, which was originally planned to go on sale in 2019, but was delayed into the second quarter of 2020.

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The main competitors to the Vauxhall Corsa-e were expected to be the Nissan Leaf and the Renault Zoe, as well as its mechanically identical twin, the Peugeot e-208.

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Externally, the standard Vauxhall Corsa F is almost identical to the electric version, with the exception of different alloy wheel designs and the lack of exhaust.

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However, the Vauxhall Corsa is slightly larger than its predecessor, with a larger body and longer wheelbase to allocate more interior and boot space.

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Vauxhall Corsa Van was a car derived van based on the corresponding generation of the Vauxhall Corsa superminis that was produced from 1983 to 2018.

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The Vauxhall version is called the "Corsavan" since 1994, linking it to the earlier Astravan model.

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In 2021, the Vauxhall Corsa grabbed the top spot for the most popular car of the year having had more new cars registered than any other in the UK throughout 2021.

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The Vauxhall Corsa managed to achieve 40,914 new registrations throughout the year, beating second place by over 6,000 registrations.

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