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Opel Corsa

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Opel Corsa

Supermini that has been produced and engineered by the German automaker Opel since 1982 and has also been sold under a variety of other brands , and also spawned various derivatives in different markets add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1982.

Countries: Germany (13%), United States (11%), Britain (11%)

Main connections: Opel, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Classic Furgao

Linked to: Fiat, Holden, Opel, Opel Performance Center

 

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1982

The "' & Opel Corsa"' is a supermini that has been produced and engineered by the German automaker Opel since 1982 and has been sold under a variety of other brands , and spawned various derivatives in different markets add something

 

The front-wheel drive Opel Corsa was first launched in September 1982 add something

 

Chevrolet Classic Furgao - The front-wheel drive Opel Corsa was first launched in September 1982


1983

The Corsa A was rebadged as the Vauxhall Nova between 1983 and 1993, for the British market add something

 

All Nova and Opel Corsa models were made in Spain, with the first British customers taking delivery of their cars in April 1983 add something

 

The Corsa A was known in the UK market as the Vauxhall Nova, where it was launched in April 1983 following a seven-month long union dispute due to British workers being angry about the car not being built there add something

 

Chevrolet Classic Furgao - All Nova and Opel Corsa models were made in Spain, with the first British customers taking delivery of their cars in April 1983


1984

Built in Zaragoza, Spain, the first Corsas were three-door hatchback and two-door saloon models, with four-door and five-door versions arriving in 1984 add something

 

It effectively replaced the ageing Chevette, which was discontinued in January 1984 add something


1985

A rare "Sport" model was produced in 1985 in order to homologate for the sub 1,300 cc class of Group A for the British Rally Championship add something

 

In mainland Europe, the saloon versions were known as the "Corsa TR" until May 1985 add something


1987

A 1,6 L multi-point fuel-injected engine with at 5,600 rpm and capable of was added to the Corsa/Nova at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, giving decent performance and being badged as a GSi add something

 

The diesel joined the lineup in May 1987 at the Frankfurt Show, along with the sporty GSi add something


1988

In January 1988, a turbocharged version of the Isuzu diesel engine was introduced, with power increased to add something


1990

A budget version introduced for the Brazilian market, the Chevrolet Celta, has bodywork resembling the late 1990s Vectra and Astra add something

 

The design was freshened in 1990 with new bumpers, headlights, grille and interior, but the car was showing its age against strong competition such as the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 106 add something

 

Opel Eisenach - Adam Opel AG and Automobilwerk Eisenach agreed to cooperate in March 1990 and resolved the establishment of an Eisenach plant in Grieß, in the west of Wartburgstadt, which started on September, 23rd 1992 with the production of the Opel Astra and Opel Corsa models


1993

In 1993 the Corsa B was unveiled, and in the UK, Vauxhall dropped the Nova name, with the car now being known as the Corsa add something

 

Vauxhall dropped the "Nova" name in 1993 when their version of the Opel Corsa B- and later models- were sold as the "Vauxhall Corsa" instead add something

 

Opel Eisenach - Since 1993 Opel Eisenach has been producing the Opel Corsa

 

Chevrolet Classic Furgao - Vauxhall dropped the "Nova" name in 1993 when their version of the Opel Corsa B- and later models- were sold as the "Vauxhall Corsa" instead

 

From the first Corsa being sold in Britain on 2 April 1993, sales had reached 1,371,573 within 16 years of its launch, by which time the Corsa was in its third generation add something


1994

In 1994, General Motors de México first marketed the Corsa B as the Chevy, which would quickly replace Volkswagen's Sedán as the people's favorite add something

 

The Corsavan is a van produced since 1994 based on the corresponding generation of the Corsa supermini add something

 

Holden - This came after the 1994 introduction of the Opel Corsa replacing the already available Suzuki Swift as the source for the Holden Barina


1997

The Corsa was updated in 1997 resulting in different styling options and better safety features: add something

 

Isuzu Gemini]] [[Category:Buick vehicles|Opel - Opel established Opel Performance Center in 1997, which is responsible for the development of high-performance cars such as the Astra OPC, Corsa OPC and Insignia OPC

 

Argentinian production began in September 1997, where it was the first locally built Chevrolet passenger car since 1978 add something


1999

The Corsa C was revealed in 1999 and introduced to the European market in 2000 add something

 

The Latin American Corsa received a light facelift in 1999, with smoother bumpers, and from April 2002 the Corsa B began being marketed as the "Corsa Classic" add something


2001

In Australia, the car was launched to much fanfare from many motor journalists, and went on the win the Wheels 2001 "Car Of The Year" add something

 

This car was 2001 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland add something


2002

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 3-door hatchback variant on a 2002 registration: add something

 

In 2002, the Corsa chassis spawned a mini MPV called the & Opel Meriva, development of which began under Opel in Rüsselsheim add something

 

The Corsa C arrived in the 2002 model year as a five-door hatchback, and was imported from Europe; but for the 2003 model year, the Corsa sold in Mexico began coming from Brazil and a sedan version was added add something

 

This Corsa was a huge success for Vauxhall in Britain, being the most popular supermini and second most popular car overall in 2002, 2003 and 2004 add something


2003

From 2003 a new 1,3 L "CDTI Ecotec" turbodiesel engine was supplied by Fiat which produced and a 1,7 L "CDTI Ecotec" turbodiesel was supplied by Isuzu which produced add something

 

The edition with the 1,8 L engine was named Corsa GSi and was the predecessor of the new Corsa OPC. In 2003, Opel introduced updated versions of Family 0 engines with TwinPort technology, and the 1,2 L engine gained 30 cc, giving it add something


2004

For 2004 , a Mexican designed and produced version of the hatchback and sedan, known as the Chevy C2, was released, which is sold in Colombia add something

 

The face lifted 2004 model was imported, however, in December 2005, the Corsa C was dropped from the Australian and New Zealand & Holden ranges as a cost-cutting measure by GM, and was replaced by the Daewoo Kalos, rebadged as a Holden Barina add something

 

The latter 2004 and 2008 redesigns were simply named Chevy and Chevy Sedán add something

 

Opel Performance Center - The last vehicle with the GSi moniker was the Corsa C GSi, which was offered in the Opel model range until 2004


2005

In 2005, the sedan version introduced a semi-automatic transmission called easytronic because it was only offered in a five-speed manual transmission, however, the easytronic transmission was rapidly discontinued after the 2007 model year because of poor sales and technical flaws add something

 

In India, the hatchback, saloon and wagon versions were sold as the Corsa Sail, Corsa and Corsa Swing respectively until the end of 2005 add something

 

It was Britain's best-selling supermini in 2005, achieving third place overall, but in 2006 it lost top place in the supermini sector after five years, and was overtaken by the Ford Fiesta add something

 

The saloon and wagon versions were produced in China by Shanghai GM as Buick Sail and Buick Sail S-RV, respectively, until 2005 add something

 

Sean Paul - His song "Send It On" from "The Trinity" featured on the 2005 Vauxhall Corsa advert

 

Holden - The commencement of the Holden-branded &Daewoo (GM_Daewoo) models began with the 2005 Holden Barina, which based on the Daewoo Kalos, replaced the Opel Corsa as the source of the Barina


2006

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 3-door hatchback variant on a 2006 registration: add something

 

Overall, it was Britain's fourth most popular car in 2006 add something

 

The Corsa D was created using a new version of the $SCCS_platform (GM_Fiat_Small_platform), which was co-developed by Fiat Auto and General Motors, and is employed by the 2006 Fiat Grande Punto add something

 

The first official pictures of the Corsa D were released by Opel in May 2006 add something

 

That year they became known as the & Chevrolet Sail and SRV. In September 2006, Chile became the first country outside China to receive the Chinese-assembled Sail; it is called the Chevrolet Corsa Plus, available as a four-door sedan with a 1,6 L engine add something

 

Shanghai GM - In September 2006, General Motors launched the "'Chevrolet Corsa Plus"' in Chile, a version of the 4-door Opel Corsa with a 1,6L engine, making it the first export market to receive a vehicle manufactured by Shanghai GM.


2007

At the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, & Opel unveiled the Opel Corsa Hybrid Concept, a coupe that combines a belt-driven starter and alternator with a lithium-ion battery add something

 

In 2007, & Opel introduced sport version of Corsa tuned by Opel Performanca Center - Corsa OPC. Corsa have 1,6 liter I4 turbo engine with at 5,850 rpm and of torque at 1,980 to 5,850 rpm, with overboost function which boost up torque figure to add something

 

In the UK, What Car- awarded it 2007 "Car of the Year" add something

 

Since 2007, the Corsa C saloon has been discontinued in South Africa add something

 

The OPC/VXR version went on sale in early 2007, with a 1,6 L turbocharged petrol engine powering the front wheels add something

 

Chevrolet Classic Furgao - At the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, & Opel unveiled the Opel Corsa Hybrid Concept, a coupe that combines a belt-driven starter and alternator with a lithium-ion battery


2008

For 2008, the Corsa was tweaked with a freshened grille, lights and a gold colored Chevrolet logo add something

 

The Chevrolet Corsa C was discontinued from the Mexican market in June 2008 leaving only the older and freshened Chevy ; and was replaced by the Chevrolet Aveo add something


2009

The hatchback model was still being produced, and extensively marketed in South Africa as the Corsa Lite under the Opel branding until 2009 at which point it was discontinued add something


2010

The Chevy 5 hatchback was dropped after the 2010 model year, leaving only the four-door sedan and the 3-door hatchback, this last one being the most popular model add something

 

This move is because the Chevy´s sales have been dropping constantly since early 2010 and because it doesn't meet with the new safety requirement rule in Mexico that forces it to have standard front airbags add something

 

Alexandre Bengue - In 2010 Bengué was announced to be part of a five-round Intercontinental Rally Challenge programme with British firm Motor Sports Developments and tyre firm Hankook in an Opel Corsa OPC Super 2000

 

Chevrolet Montana - In some markets like South Africa where it was sold as the Opel Corsa Utility until June 2010, the vehicle is offered with more engine options, but none flex-fuel, like the 1,4 petrol and the 1,7 Isuzu turbodiesel

 

Chevrolet Montana - The vehicle was sold as the Opel Corsa Utility, until June 2010

 

In November 2010, a facelift was announced add something


2011

In 2011, GM stopped representing Suzuki in Argentina, so the Celta reverted to its original name under the Chevrolet brand add something

 

The Opel Performance Center in 2011 launched a hardcore version of the Corsa OPC - Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition add something

 

The Chevy ended production in late August 2011 at the Ramos Arizpe assembly plant add something


2012

The Chevy is now discontinued, with only a short run of 2012 models after almost 18 years on the market add something

 

The successor for the 3-door & sedan, the & Chevrolet Sonic will be built in Ramos Arizpe starting 2012 instead, while GM suddenly replaced the 5-door Chevy with the Chevrolet Spark add something


2014

Production is tipped to end in 2014, with the Adam styled Corsa E due for release add something


2016

Nearly 500,000 versions of the Nova were sold in Britain over the next 10 years, but by February 2016 only 1,757 were still on the road add something


2017

It is recognised as the fastest car in the world, on the 16th of July 2017, REDBuilds self-proclaimed top labourer Nathan Graham hit 308mph on his way back from Inverkeithing while asleep at the wheel in his 2007 1ltr Corsa add something


2018

It has been revealed that a new Corsa will be released in 2018, with the Corsa E finishing production that year add something

 

In December 2018, Opel announced the launch of an electric version of the Corsa, to go on sale in the first half of 2019. https://int-media add something