New Corsa: Let the engine tell the story

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<b>IN THIS CASE, RED MEANS GO!</b> This is the Gen 5 Opel Corsa, specifically the Cosmo model launched Feb 2015 in SA - a one-litre, three-cylinder engine, yes, but boy is it quick! <i>Image: Opel</i>
<b>IN THIS CASE, RED MEANS GO!</b> This is the Gen 5 Opel Corsa, specifically the Cosmo model launched Feb 2015 in SA - a one-litre, three-cylinder engine, yes, but boy is it quick! <i>Image: Opel</i>

  · Gen 5 Corsa continues 32-year history
  · ’Redefines segment’; innovative tech
  · New chassis and powertrain tech

If any car brands have really demonstrated the development of the small family car over the past 30 years it’s those that have been bold enough in the past couple of years to fit their products with a three-cylinder engine.

Doing so in a South Africa for so long obsessed with the letter V and the numbers six and eight must have been a worrying decision for vehicle distributors; the most recent being Opel – part of the General Motors stable – that this week introduced the one-litre, three-cylinder, fifth-generation, five-door Corsa hatchback.

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