Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2020 Opel Corsa





Like most recent Opel designs, this is OK. Nothing amazing.

The new Corsa was delayed quite a bit after Opel was bought by Peugeot from GM.
It seems that it was almost ready when Peugeot decided the new model was going to be based on one of their upcoming platforms instead of the old GM stuff.
Now the new Corsa is finally out, and is the 3rd model based on that small car platform, after the Citroen C3 and the recently introduced Peugeot 208.

The Opel version looks like the most boring one of the three. Or "classic" to be polite.
It is not as original as the Citroen and not as muscular looking like the new 208.

So now they will have 3 versions of everything they make? I am still not sure what Opel's position is in all that. 
Are they the cheap models? The more "classic" looking ones? The conservative ones??

There are still many design cues from other (GM based) Opel designs. So it still doesn't feel or look like an all-new car.

I remember years ago when Bob Lutz had mentioned that he would like to see one of the next generations Corsa in the US. 
I guess that's out for sure now since these are now made and owned by Peugeot.

Unless PSA decides to start selling these cars as Opels in the US...

4 comments:

Unknown said...

The previous Corsa was not built on GM platform (or like you said, "old GM stuff"), but on an old platform shared with Fiat and which was not authorized to be sold in the States.

Philthy82 said...

"3 versions of everything they make" makes a lot more sense in Europe and globally than the GM comparison does in the States. Opel, Peugeot and Citroen are stronger and weaker in different markets, so all this is doing is maximizing global sales in the small car sector while lowering development costs. I don't think anyone besides car spotters will see this, the C3 and 208 as remotely related either; it's not really Silverado/Sierra levels of parts sharing.

Too Manly said...

I couldn't have said it better, philthy82.

By the way, Vince, are these real pictures of the car or just illustration?

Anonymous said...

The Corsa is not the 3rd model based on the small car platform. The Citroen C3 is based on the PF1 platform, the new 208 and Corsa are on the EMP2 platform. Yes they will have 3 versions of everything they make, and they can all be successful: just watch the Peugeot 3008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Opel Grandland X.

JP