Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011 Opel Corsa Review

The Opel Corsa makeover follows: after reviewing all things under the skin in 2010, Opel small car success becomes a new wardrobe in 2011. A new face design gives you a sporty, expressive eyes, making it instantly recognizable as a member of the Opel family. New exterior colors and interior looks great and offers individualized versions of sports make it more attractive than ever. The Opel Corsa now comes with a new multimedia information and entertainment called "Touch & Connect" which has a color touch screen five inches, full navigation coverage for 28 European countries, Bluetooth, iPod and USB for very competitive price .

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Even if all the engines were modified in 2010 to provide more power and lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, a new 70 kW / 95 hp 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX version is now equipped with Start / Stop technology will further increase the overall efficiency Opel Corsa: three-door version only requires 3.5 liters diesel per 100 km and emits just 94 g / km of CO2. Start / Stop technology, in particular, allows a reduction in fuel consumption in city traffic - l/100 4.2 km vs. 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers before the Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX emissions of 98 g / km of CO

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The perfect family in constant motion

A major player in the European market since 1982, offers the Opel Corsa is one of the most product lines in the small car segment. It comes in two different body styles: three-door coupe, the family five-door and a commercial variant called Corsavan. Inside the cabin, where he won again with one of the most spacious interiors and attractive in its class. Opel also offers many innovative features not offered by his peers - as a heated steering wheel or the integrated FlexFix bike carrier - and many that are rarely found in the segment Halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), Hill Start Assist and panoramic sunroof.

The engine range of the Opel Corsa range from 48 kW/65 hp at 141 kW/192 hp. This engine family was updated in 2010 with many new engines meet Euro 5 emission standards, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 13 percent, while increasing the power of engine in most applications. To help drivers reduce their fuel consumption, even when driving a powerful car, a "change of place" indicator was added to the primary display device.

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Modified 1.6-liter, 141 kW/192 hp turbo version of the Corsa OPC continues to top sales in the family. Make Opel Corsa OPC has also been re-designed to meet the other new line-up, especially the headlights and new grille.

On the diesel side, different versions of the units offer 1.3 and 1.7 CDTI 55 kW/75 powers of the 96 kW/130 hp - and diesel by drinking, they all have a fuel consumption between 3, 5 and 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers.

Flair and individuality for everyone

The four trim levels, Essentia, Enjoy, and Cosmo Sport, which allows customers to customize their Opel Corsa exactly as they wish has been reworked for 2011. New contemporary colors and patterns are available both inside and outside. In the environment of charcoal, they can enjoy indoors also be dressed with more expressive Tabasco Orange or steel blue decorations. The new exterior color palette integrates a delicate off-white Guacamole, catchy and bold green grasshopper, henna warm.

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In addition, it extends the successful, Color Line Sports, which already represents about 20 percent of sales in offering Corsa Germany. In addition to the familiar color and Colorrace edition models now have a new package called Linea fat 17-inch wheels in glossy black with white bands corresponding high along the body. Linea Pack is available on the Enjoy, Sport and Cosmo.

Bestseller super-mini with improved technology and high quality

Opel Corsa has been an important platform to improve in 2010, more comfort, better steering feel and greater directional stability - all without compromising the acclaimed agility and driving pleasure.

Shock absorbers, springs, sway bars, rear axle, steering gear and software for electric power steering (EPS) have been revised to provide greater sophistication of the Corsa race with leadership and ride quality A typical class of more expensive vehicles. The ABS and ESP Plus installed on Opel Corsa support vented disc brakes front and to provide additional functions: If emergency braking control is activated, as well as brake assist and electronic distribution of braking force.

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In addition to his sport, a dynamic style and driving pleasure, the Opel Corsa also offers customers the first-class quality. Report of Germany 2010 DEKRA quality Corsa named the overall winner of the quality, the lowest failure of all vehicles tested. DEKRA (Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein) is a leading independent global service for secure and efficient mobility in Europe and the largest organization of technical experts.

The Opel Corsa is a popular choice across Europe among small cars - or super-minis. That represents 30 percent of all sales of Opel / Vauxhall and is one of the leaders in its segment. On average, more than 400,000 units sold annually in the past three years.

Corsa has been designed and developed in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and was built in Zaragoza, Spain, and Eisenach, Germany.

Da Corsa new expressive face, high-end tone

The new Opel Corsa seems to be based on the solid foundation of successful design. It still retains its dynamic character, friendly, but today unveiled a bold online sports with the new Opel design language.

The athletic performance is obtained by re-sizing the upper and lower grilles. The lower grille is wider and higher, and thus visually extending the car. A high degree of attention to the three-dimensional mesh upper grille, recalling an Astra and replaces the previous horizontal bars. The proud new Opel logo is integrated into a redesigned and larger sculptural chromed bore, which contributes to the onset of expression of the front. Thank you to these changes, the Corsa now has an even more dynamic.

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Opel carved eagle eyes were added to the new flagship with the typical wing-shaped signature daylight lamp, which made its debut in the Insignia, and now appears in all new Opel products. The internals of the lamp has also been refined to create a very jewel-like performance that enhances the sporty look. The fog lights integrated into the new blades chrome full presence of the most expressive face new Opel Corsa. The look is further enhanced with six new models of alloy wheels and a big redesigned Opel logo on the tailgate. Three new exterior colors are also included in the palette: a delicate off-white Guacamole, a great green grasshopper and a henna warm.

The side profile of the new Opel Corsa has retained the charm that have already established as one of the favorites of the market. Curves, aerodynamic silhouette is also attractive as a family and cut into three five-door versions. The front and expressive design of the rear, well-defined waistline statements, and the body to wheel relationship best work together to provide an elegant, dynamic feel. Like the radiator grille is V-shaped tailgate that mark the center groove, and the great logo recognizable elements of Opel design.

Far from the Opel Corsa and pronounced wheel arches clearly reflect the pleasure of handling agility and driving top-selling offers.

Interior color contemporary sports, sensual textures and 21 century technology

The Opel Corsa continues to offer one of the most spacious and attractive interior in its class. The welcoming nature of the cockpit was a major makeover. The panel design attractive, user-friendly instrument has been maintained, but the surface treatment - a mix of matte and shiny materials - have been notable improvements in the quality and appearance.

Available in a variety of fine fabrics and colors to help distinguish between the trim levels, and also to ensure that all customers will find the perfect fit to meet their desires. The main features of the interior is newly decorated with a center console with striking patterns and colors of the instrument panel pads available in a modern color combinations that give the interior a fresh and youthful character.

High quality starts Essentia entry level model, the results of a fabric of superior quality to punch in the center console and a new matte color. In addition to the Classic Charcoal interior, Enjoy trim level adds a youthful look with a Steel Blue or Orange is available in Tabasco. Lively, colorful interior is a counterweight to the contrast medium, such as Pearl White console, steering wheel and around the door handles. Colors and patterns arising from two-tone dashboard and harmonious effect of increasing the overall look of the interior. Sport shows the implementation of the center console in Japan was held in an elegant black galvanized fan decorations. Cosmos is a new glossy black frame center console, instrument panel insert where the opposite wing, as well as a beautiful setting in relief gives it a very elegant and refined.

New "Touch & Connect" is a multimedia infotainment system in the round units of the navigation system, which is commonly connected and easy to use. In many of the features include high dynamic navigation, and aux-in USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Navigation is via a menu-driven touch screen.

Opel Corsa ecoFLEX: low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, a lot of driving fun

EcoFLEX is the lowest power, including low emission member of each Opel model line-up. The new Corsa ecoFLEX Opel illustrates the philosophy of developing environmentally friendly cars that are still fun to drive. New super-efficient Opel Corsa ecoFLEX is powered by the sophisticated, 70 kW/95 1.3 CDTI diesel powered by a variable geometry turbocharger technology now equipped with Start / Stop. Comply with Euro 5 emission standards and equipped with a diesel particulate filter reduces emissions that are harmful to health, is only 3.5 l/100 km and the news just 94 g / km of CO2 in its variant three-door (hatchback: 3.6 l/100 km and 95 g / km), while offering powerful performance and alive. With the Corsa ecoFLEX, drivers of fleet sectors and private sectors in many European countries can benefit from special tax benefits and costs of low green fuel without polluting the air with diesel particulate matter.

1.3 CDTI engine, the Corsa ecoFLEX 70 kW/95 hp turbocharged and produces up to over 190 Nm of torque between 1750 and 3250 revolutions per minute.

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The engine of the Opel Corsa ecoFLEX combines two strengths: low CO2 and high performance. Opel engineers have achieved using a turbo variable turbine geometry, which significantly improves engine performance. They have also optimized the calibration of the engine to significantly increase the low-end torque and maximum power, which makes a new transmission set-up is possible: a longer gear ratio was selected for the five-speed unit , benefiting fuel consumption and CO2 values ​​of less than 100 g. The new 70 kW/95 hp Opel Corsa ecoFLEX has a top speed of 177 km / h and needs only 12.3 seconds to reach 100 km / h off.

Not only propulsion technology, but the measures still plan to make the Corsa ecoFLEX super-efficient. The aerodynamics have been improved by reducing the car 20 mm and to optimize the flow of air through the vents. The wheels feature a new design, new wheel covers most effective. Corsa ecoFLEX is fitted with 175/70 tires special roll resistance optimized, and installed in a lighter, the flow is composed of 14-inch steel wheels, 15-inch wheels are optional.

Opel ecoFLEX: Start / Stop to reduce CO2 emissions

Opel has gradually start / stop to save fuel technology available in most of ecoFLEX models. When the 55 kW/75 hp version of the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI in the summer of 2010, which has benefited from a 10.8 percent fuel consumption thanks to the system (4.5 to 4.0 liters per 100 km), the latest powerful 1.3 CDTI also now receives the system. By the end of 2011, all product lines Opel feature of this environmentally friendly technology.

Start / Stop the principle is simple: the engine is not running not to consume fuel. With a start / stop, instead of idling at a red light or in traffic, the engine stops when the driver engages neutral and release the clutch pedal. This is apparent from the tachometer needle moves to "autostart" position, which indicates that the system is ready to restart the engine. At the traffic light turns green or traffic becomes liquid again, the drivers simply press the clutch pedal to restart the engine, switch to first gear and take off. By eliminating idling time, engines emit less greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, no engine noise stops more noise for the occupants of cars and pedestrians and cyclists in cities. Naturally, the owners see the largest economies in city driving. In city traffic, it emits 70 kW/95 hp Corsa 1.3 CDTI with start / stop of 8.7 percent less CO2 than the equivalent version without this technology environmentally friendly - or 4

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2 km l/100, l/100 km compared to 4.6 without Start / Stop. On the combined cycle, the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI with Start / Stop only requires 3.5 liters of diesel per 100 km.

Of course, the automatic climate control, power steering and braking characteristics are maintained while the engine is turned off to keep the passengers safe and comfortable start / stop system is not activated, if it is safe to do so if it can affect the operation of the engine or if you reduce the comfort of the cab driver and passengers.

The following conditions must be met to enable the start / stop:

the cap is completely closed

the driver's door is closed

belt is set

the engine has warmed up

battery is adequately charged

temperature of the engine coolant is too high

The ambient temperature is too low (below -10 ° C), below this temperature the system is not active

vacuum brake is sufficient to guarantee optimum braking performance

filter self-cleaning diesel particulate is not active

If there is a change in any of these conditions for automatic engine shutdown controlled by the driver (AUTOSTOP), the system can be started automatically without driver intervention. And as some drivers prefer to shut down, you can press the ECO button located in the center console to be transferred. The deactivation is indicated by the key LED turns off.

In an automatic engine shutdown, which has turned off the rear defroster includes electric windows and heated exterior mirrors. Other functions are passed to a power saving mode and infotainment system will be protected during the start-up. This means that the navigation system needs to be restarted after the engine stopped.

ecoFLEX: Continued improvements to the environment

EcoFLEX, Opel introduced the brand in 2007 and led this commitment to environmental responsibility, step by step, starting from.

At its launch in 2007, the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX (55 kW/75 hp) has already shown the remarkably low fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km CO2 emissions of just 119 g / km (combined ). A year later, the values ​​reduced to 109 g / km and 4.1 l/100 km and 105 g and 4.0 l/100 km when the models are not equipped with particulate filters. In January 2010 changed its Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX with 70 kW/95 hp more powerful variant, however, reduce fuel consumption and emissions of 3.7 l/100 km and 98 g / km of CO2 (three-door ). Equipped with Start / Stop, the same Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX (70 kW/95 hp) today when 94 g / km of CO2 and 3.5 l/100 km. Progress in action!

Make today different features ecoFLEX vehicles also designed the Corsa to Astra and Astra, and will continue to work to improve all the members of this family of very low-cost vehicles.

The Insignia ecoFLEX, for example, has a remarkable CD of 0.26, placing it among the world's most aerodynamic sedans. It combines the fuel consumption of 4.9 liters of diesel per 100 km and 129 g CO2 / km, with power up to 118 kW/160 hp Tourer (Insignia Sports: 134 g / km of CO2 and 5.1 l / 100 km).

The new Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX early in the year 2011 is the start / stop system that keeps the fuel consumption by up to 3.9 liters of diesel per 100 km and emissions of 104 g / km of CO2 (Sports Tourer: 4.1 liter and 109 g).

Agila to the Zafira, Opel ecoFLEX models meet the many diverse needs of drivers in the form of driving profile and the type of use, while remaining affordable. The mosaic of the energy offered by Opel include gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).

Corsa Color Line shines with colorful spectacle individualized

Opel Corsa Color Line was created because a growing number of people seeking individual, sporty look for their car. Color Line has many models to suit different lifestyles and tastes, and always the same idea of ​​having a different aspect of the mass, and a special touch of dynamism and sportiness. Much like the sport, now all kinds of conception and expression are not only worn for sports, but hanging out, going to downtown shopping, going to work or even go out at night. Corsa Color Line is simply an attitude.

Edit colors and racing models provide even more color brilliance to Formula Opel Corsa, with bright colors and themes of the body design found in the alloy wheels of 17 inches. They are always in combination with sports suspension, sports seats wrapped, alloy pedals, tail lights dark glass, dark color and an oval chrome exhaust pipe. Within the center console in piano black color rings, while the ventilation and the stitching on the upholstery is painted with exterior paint. All variants are available with an engine volume 1.2-liter gasoline unit.

Color Edition was the first member of the Color Line. It is a tone of voice in and out dynamically, which boasts a modern and expressive. It 'a sport black roof, complete with a glossy black, five-spoke alloy wheels, exterior colors and available in white, yellow, red, black, and a new aquamarine.

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The race of colors is designed to appeal to true fans of motor sport exterior colors and comes in yellow, red or white. It has special alloy wheels black 17-inch black roof, while panels of the hood, tailgate and sides are lower than one reason for the checkered flag in bold highlighting the Opel Corsa winning personality.

Linea Pack - available at Enjoy, Sport and Cosmo - aimed at customers looking for even more customization. It is available in nine exterior colors and features two large white or black streaks leading from the CAP back tailgate. The color of the wheels and side mirrors caps are coordinated with stripes.

Color Line Series is presented in court and stylish three-door Corsa variant of the family five-door body.

Corsa full of innovative features for fun and safety

Opel Corsa is packed with comfort features and safety to ensure that every trip is comfortable and safe. From a panoramic sunroof that provides an overview of the world for the unique FlexFix rack for bicycle transportation safe and easy, is Opel's super-mini is the ideal travel companion for fun and uncomplicated .

State-of-the-art infotainment system

Stay in touch with the world of multimedia infotainment 4x20-watt seven-speaker are now involved in the Race. Called "Touch & Paste" This versatile system consists of five-inch color touch screen, full navigation covers 28 European countries, with Bluetooth, iPod and USB. We are connected in general, easy to use and has all the comforts built in. This new 21 century offered to replace the two navigation systems offered in the past (60 CD and DVD 100). Available at a very competitive price, offers a DVD-based functionality of the system, covering most of Europe at lower prices than the previous 60-CD system, and that a number of additional features.

Touch & Connect system is easy and intuitive navigation. Its five-inch touch screen is equipped with two 2-D and 3-D (for the crow flies) SD cards and navigation of the map. Another feature is an option to select the route most environmentally friendly and helps save fuel and the environment. Points of interest can also be downloaded by the user.

It also has a function that uses the smart suburb TMC to offer alternative routes in case of congestion, even if the navigation is not active. This feature is particularly useful for commuters who know their routes, but I would be automatically informed of traffic jams on their way.

Bluetooth allows you to secure your phone hands-free - even the address books on the screen - and is compatible with the iPhone. It also allows for streaming audio and displays the music titles on the screen. iPods are full, and the ability to navigate without the need for special cables. USB keys can also be used for the new system.

Small car has great ideas

The true philosophy, Opel, Opel Corsa is also innovative technologies at an affordable price, such as halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), heated steering wheel, Hill Start Assist, panoramic sunroof, or FlexFix integrated bicycle rack, which is unique in Opel .

A small power plant, Opel Halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting offers greater security in a dynamic curve and static cornering lights. The dynamic curve light ensures optimum illumination of the lights along the curve turning to 15 degrees left and right of the car in the opposite corner. A static cornering light illuminates the area to the right or left of the vehicle up to 90 degrees, a great help when driving in low light conditions. AFL Race will also be behind the lights and headlights dark smoke.

A unique element of comfort in this category is heating the steering wheel option, the rapid heating of the hands of drivers. The temperature reaches 34 ° C to provide an ideal heat conduction in cold weather.

Opel Corsa is Hill Start Assist holds the car on the slopes of three percent or steeper within 1.5 seconds after the brake pedal is released. This technology essentially eliminates the "roll-back" on the hills, when the vehicle is stopped temporarily and ensures easy, confident "ride" on the grades.

A large panoramic sunroof gives a lot of outside light, which creates a sense of volume and improved design of the Corsa. The aerodynamically optimized shape of the deflector to prevent disturbance to the integrated sound that usually happens, also the sunroof fully open. When the roof is closed, the interior noise is reduced by 2-room insulation.

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According to Opel's commitment to offer a fully integrated flexible solution easy and comfortable, the Corsa is available with the system operator FlexFix - the ideal solution for transporting bicycles. Opel is the only manufacturer to offer innovative FlexFix system that requires no installation or removal - it just gets out of the rear bumper like a drawer. A simple pull of the lever near the edge of the trunk and the door slides out of the defense. No special equipment or tools required. When not in use, the tray can be simply pushed FlexFix to store almost invisibly into the rear bumper. The FlexFix rack, with more rear lights, can carry up to two bicycles with wheel sizes from 18 to 28 inches. The maximum capacity is 40 kg, with each cycle up to 20 kg. For added security, a beep is committed when the vehicle is in reverse.

A special delivery box with 160 liters of cargo volume is available as an accessory and can be mounted on the FlexFix, making it more flexible.