So two weeks ago the lovely people from Opel gave me the the opportunity to test their new Corsa for three days which launched back in 2014 and is by now the fifth generation of their besteller. It's simply the type of car that can take on many roles - it can be a first car but it's also the perfect option for young families or singles. I have to say that i was pretty excited to be "independent" again. You have to know that i grew up on the countryside and nothing was more important than hopping into your own vehicle and heading out into the streets. But since i moved to the big city i pretty much rely on public transportation. But over the last few months i realized that whenever i'm in the middle of a production where you have to get stuff from A to B or you're trying to find new places outside town (like the Himmelwiese where i shot the amazing Lookbook #OutThere - stunning view over Vienna) nothing comes more in handy than a car!
So back to the Opel Corsa - i have to say that the first thing i've noticed was definitely the new design which appears too be more dramatic but is still ruled by Opel's philiosophy of "sculptural artistry meets german engnineering". Of course i'm not an expert by any means but while i was driving through the city and also on the freeway i was really impressed by the sturdy chassis which is super important for those twisty sections on the road. But also the inside offers a bunch of improvments like the new dashboard design but also the centre console with an interesting mix of surfaces and an appealing curvy design. All in all i can say that this little sporty vehicle is the perfect option for any situation and even if i'm not planning getting myself a car in the next few years i'll defintely keep this specific model in mind. For those who are more interested in numbers scroll down below.
The 1.3 CDTI can be ordered in two output versions, 55 kW/75 hp or 70 kW/95 hp, both giving 190 Nm maximum torque. New-generation turbochargers ensure smooth driving and acceleration at low engine speeds with minimal noise generation. The three-door model with 70 kW/95 hp, a five-speed manual transmission and braking energy recuperation system - can reduce CO2 emissions down to 85 g/km and fuel consumption to 3.2 l/100 km in the combined cycle. This has earned it Germany's A+ energy efficiency label (according to Regulation [EC] No 715/2007). It will appeal especially to price-sensitive customers who do not want to forgo the comfort offered by an automatic transmission.
* in friendly collaboration with Opel