The Arrival Of The Strikingly Redesigned New 2023 Vauxhall Corsa Facelift

The prominent supermini receives a fresh look, and the Corsa Electric now has a range of up to 255 miles.

Sadrettin Akpınar

May 24, 2023 1:22 PM
Last Update: May 24, 2023 1:22 PM

The sixth generation of the Opel Corsa has been on the market since 2019 as the automaker’s first vehicle built on Stellantis underpinnings. Four years later, the supermini receives the Opel Vizor makeover, greater interior technology, a more powerful and efficient electric powertrain, and two mild-hybrid choices.

The Opel Vizor face with a shining black grille linking the new headlamps is the focus of the outward modifications. In terms of illumination, the optional Intelli-Lux LED matrix technology now has 14 components rather than 8. The Opel Blitz logo is available in black or matte satin silver. In addition, the revised bumper gets a set of thinner but mainly ornamental side intakes for a more aggressive appearance. The remainder of the bodywork is mostly the same, with the exception of a new Grafik Grey paint option that may be coupled with black for the roof, mirror caps, emblems, and bumper trim.

Inside, Opel designers incorporated a new steering wheel, a reworked shift lever, and a new seat covering. The most significant change is the inclusion of an optional digitized instrument cluster that may be paired with a 10-inch touchscreen on the main console. Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm adds visuals and AI capabilities to the infotainment system, which additionally supports wireless  Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Over-the-air upgrades are now supported, and speech recognition is much more accurate. The Corsa also gains from a brand-new, high-resolution panoramic rear-view camera as well as a wide range of ADAS features, including adaptive cruise control.

Options Include Two Electric And Two Mild Hybrids

The Opel Corsa’s mid-lifecycle upgrade is more than just cosmetic, as the carmaker gave the supermini the newest Stellantis powertrain components, which have already made their debut in several other CMP/eCMP-based models.

The vehicle now has two engine options starting with the Corsa Electric. The regular model has a greater WLTP range of 357 km/222 miles, although it still delivers the same 134 horsepower (100 kW / 136 PS). A stronger model is also available with a newer, more effective electric motor that generates 154 horsepower (115 kW/156 PS) and is coupled to a larger battery pack (54 kWh, up from 50 kWh), giving it a WLTP range of 406 kilometers/252 miles. The battery can move from 20% to 80% when connected to a fast charger in 30 minutes.

More significantly, the Opel Corsa is the first vehicle from the manufacturer to offer mild hybrid choices. The new 1.2-liter turbocharged engine has a 48-volt system and two outputs: 99 horsepower (74 kW/100 PS) and 134 hp (100 kW/136 PS). Only along with the new six-speed dual-clutch automatic are both used.

Opel announced that the facelifted Corsa will eventually be offered with “efficient combustion engines” in addition to the electric alternatives. This most likely refers to the existing 134 horsepower (100 kW / 136 PS) non-electrified 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that is available with a six-speed manual transmission on the mechanically comparable Opel Mokka. By 2028, Opel plans to entirely sell electric vehicles in Europe, thus this will likely be the final Corsa model to be supplied with internal combustion engines.


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