Peugeot’s next-generation 208 supermini won’t come without a worthy rival. No, because there is the all-new 2018 Opel Corsa in the works. Manufacturer’s hot-selling hatchback looks like it is almost ready, so it could be introduced earlier than we thought, possibly before the end of this year.
The prototype that you are looking at the moment shows some pretty interesting things. It seems that the German carmaker plans something totally new for its B-segment hatch. As you can see, the front end sports pretty dramatic changes. So dramatic that we can’t recognize anything that has today’s model. The testing vehicle features an all-new grille, which appears to be slimmer and raised a little bit more than now. It also sports a bar across the middle that’s going to be chromed when the production model arrives. The 2018 Opel Corsa is getting a redesigned roof as well. This will largely change the profile of the car without any doubt. In addition, the prototype shows a new shape of doors, while the rear end sports a pair of new and slimmer taillights and more pronounced bumper.
Inside, the next-generation Vauxhall Corsa is getting a totally new infotainment touchscreen, which is also lifted a bit higher that the current one. In addition, there will be an all-digital instrument cluster, pretty much the same as Audi’s new Virtual Cockpit, as well as a redesigned steering wheel with more functions. We almost forgot to say that the supermini isn’t going to be as “mini” as it is now. Opel added a few more inches between the wheels, so the new generation Corsa might also have more space inside.
According to some reports, the 2018 Opel Corsa should lose some weight, which will definitely have some influence on hatch’s performance. The manufacturer will add a number of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged engines, but our favorite will stay around 200 hp powerful 1.6-liter turbo.
Stay tuned for updates.