By Khulekani Dumisa
Peugeot Citroen South Africa (PCSA) announced that it has become the official distributor of Opel vehicles in South Africa with effect from the 1st of January 2021. The alignment was anticipated with the global company having acquired Opel. Both brands are now form part of the newly launched Stellantis Group which has 14 car brands under its umbrella: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citro├źn, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall.
New Opel Corsa Edition
The first Opel model to be launched by PCSA local is the all-new Opel Corsa which spots a completely new look compared with the outgoing model. In fact, compared to the outgoing model, the new Corsa has lost up to 10 percent of weight, translating into a curb weight of 980 kilograms. It is about 108 kg less than the car it replaces, even though they are roughly the same size. The new Corsa is 4.06 meters long, with boot capacity of 309 litres, an increase on the outgoing model of 10%.
The design of the cockpit features a driver-oriented instrument panel. The controls of the interior are laid out based on the principle of functional grouping and cognitive ergonomics. The new Corsa will also debut a number of advanced safety features.
The new model is powered by a 3-Cylinder – 1.2l petrol engine with 55kW of power.
The new Corsa Edition will cost R289,900 and will be the first derivative launched this year, with further versions planned for the first quarter this year.
Further details will be revealed in due course.
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