Carrying just about the same disguise as the next-gen Corsa prototype from last week, this test vehicle is a sign of an inbound sedan body style.
Hot on the heels of Friday’s spy shots showing a prototype of the Corsa F, today we are bringing a new batch of images of what appears to be its sedan counterpart. The front fascia is home to Buick’s waterfall grille, but look closer and you’ll notice that it’s actually a fake grille, so we are inclined to believe this is the Opel version especially since the test vehicle has the same disguise as the hatchback from last week. In addition, the side mirror caps and the headlights appear to be identical to those of the hatch.
That being said, we won’t be too surprised if GM’s new subcompact sedan will be sold both as an Opel (possibly called “Corsa Sedan”) and as a Buick with the only difference between the two being the badges and a plushier cabin for the latter. If that’s the plan, it means the Opel version will be available in Europe whereas the equivalent Buick is going to be offered in other markets such as China, unless it will be sold in the People's Republic as the fourth-gen Chevy Sail.
The chances of seeing the subcompact sedan in United States are virtually none taking into account the larger Verano will be axed later this month as a result of poor sales caused primarily by the surge in demand for crossovers and SUVs.
If there will indeed be a Corsa Sedan for European markets, it will go up against the likes of the Skoda Rapid and Seat Toledo duo, as well as the more affordable (and recently facelifted) Dacia Logan. The engine lineup will be sourced from the five-door hatchback and will encompass an assortment of three- and four- cylinder units, kicking off with a 1.0-liter.
While the all-new Corsa F supermini (pictured above) is expected to hit the streets by the end of next year, the sedan will likely arrive a few months later, so look for a possible debut in the first half of 2018.