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Opel Corsa ecoFlex - click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Opel Corsa ecoFlex - click above for high-res image gallery

The least alternative of the alternative fuels – LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) – has received some good news in the expanding market in France: Opel has decided to sell two factory-converted models there. The chosen models are the Corsa and the Meriva, even though the latter will be replaced soon. The Corsa version uses a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with a 34-liter tank. The model loses some power compared to the gasoline version: horsepower drops 6.25 percent (down to 75hp) but CO2 e

Click above for a gallery of the Steinmetz Corsa OPC

Click above for a gallery of the Opel Corsa Limited Edition.

Do you think that GM can produce a successful small car? They succeeded... in Europe (and later in other markets badged as the Chevrolet Corsa or Chevy). The Corsa is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Introduced in 1982 as the Opel Corsa in the European Continent and as the Vauxhall Nova in the UK, the car helped GM enter the subcompact segment in Europe, and a new factory was installed near Zaragoza, Spain.

Bloomberg's Greg Bensinger penned an article Friday that's getting some play on the web. In it, he spoke to Saturn's product development director, Lisa Hutchinson, who said that the Saturn division is indeed considering the addition of the Corsa subcompact to the lineup. Hutchinson doesn't attach a timeframe to anything, but states that the American consumer's concern over fuel economy is what's driving this. Later in the day, the Detroit News' Autos Insider column picked up on Bensinger's story

As we told you back in January, there's a new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa OPC overseas that's attractive, fun and athletic to boot. For now it remains the exclusive property of our friends in Europe, but with GM stating that Opel will essentially equal Saturn by 2014, and Bob Lutz telling us we should see the Corsa here within 5 years, there is reason to hope. This is a car we would buy today if it were slotted into the Saturn lineup. Replacing inferior product like the Aveo, a Saturn (or Chevy) Corsa w