Opel's slinky answer to the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo debuted on Thursday at the Paris Motor Show, ahead of its launch in European markets late this year. The long-running Corsa – 32 years and counting – getting its first major refresh in eight years.
Though its brand portfolio may have shrunk in recent years with the loss of Oldsmobile, Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, General Motors still sells its wares around the world under a wide array of brands: Chevy, Buick, Cadillac and GMC in its home market, Holden in Australia, and a whole mess of joint-venture brands in China. In Europe, however, it's all about Opel, with Vauxhall tackling the UK market with a nearly identical product lineup but a different badge. And it's those two brands through whi
Here's another World Environment Day announcement, this one from GM: Vauxhall will give buyers a nice £1000 discount on efficient new Corsa, Astra, Meriva or Zafira models (but not a VXR8) if they recycle their old cars. Car UK has the details on this plan, which is part of GM's ecoFLEX campaign.
Vauxhall has started selling a new Corsa, the CO2RSA 1.3CDTi with a 75PS engine, in the UK. This car has lower emissions than the previous Corsa CDTi's output, down from 124g/km to 119g/km. As Vauxhall is careful to point out, those 5g/km mean this Corsa fits into the VED Group B, and the cost of the annual tax disc drops from £115 to £35. The cleaner CO2RSA also might be exempt from the London Congestion Charge if the mayor's proposals for next year are approved. Oh, and Vauxhall sa