There's also a sedan under development for customers who want a trunk for hauling their junk.
A fresh batch of spy photos is giving us another look at the next-gen Opel Corsa’s ongoing development. The amount of camouflage is same as in the last set of pics, but the new ones provide a few better looks at the upcoming little hatchback.
The headlights on this example appear to be the production parts, but we can’t be sure if the front fascia is the final design. If the new Corsa does look like this, then it’s quite a big departure from the current model. Broad slits at the top make the little hatchback appear wider, and the large intakes below appear quite sporty. The short overhangs are easily visible in the profile photos, and the vehicle has a rounded rump.
So far, we’ve only seen the Corsa hatchback in five-door form. It’s not clear yet whether the brand plans to build a three-door variant, too. Opel’s production plans should become clearer as the new Corsa gets closer to a possible debut in the second half of 2017.
The new Corsa will ride on a new platform that will possibly also underpin the next-gen Chevrolet Sonic. The fresh underpinnings will likely mean some weight loss, too. The powertrain range will include a variety of three- and four-cylinder choices of diesel- and gasoline-fueled engines. Opel will also probably offer a performance-oriented OPC variant at some point, too.
Spy photos also show Opel developing a sedan with largely identical styling to the Corsa, except for the addition of a trunk at the rear. The resulting model could serve multiple duties around the world. In Europe, it might be Corsa sedan. In addition, China might get two variants. One would be an update for the Chevrolet Sail, and the other would be a Buick with a more luxurious interior than the Chevy counterpart.
Neither the hatchback nor four-door body would be available in the U.S. Small cars simply aren’t big sellers there.