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Sunday 17 December 2017

Official pictures of the all-new uber efficient Opel Corsa to debut at Paris motor show

Opel have officially revealed details of their all-new Corsa, and here's the first picture of the stylish little hatchback.

Boasting a whole new driving experience, the brand's bestseller is hoping to up the ante in this cut-throat segment with new chassis, engine and gearbox performance.

Powering this little rocket are "refined and efficient" 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo power plants.

Coupled with that will be the completely redesigned suspension and steering which the German car giant promises will deliver class-leading levels of comfort and precision.

Inside, the fifth generation Corsa gets a complete overhaul with a totally new interior, enhanced quality and spaciousness.

It's getting a techno upgrade too, featuring among other gadgets Opel's IntelliLink infotainment technology and the latest driver assistance systems.

Making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October and production planned shortly after, expect the new model to be in Irish showrooms by November/December - just in time for the 151 registration.

Taking styling tips from the funky Adam, the new Corsa gets a more sculptured body with crisp, bold lines flowing from the front to the rear, paying particular attention to the signature 'blade' shape.

The face is dominated by a prominent grille and chiselled headlamps that include LED daytime running lights (depending on spec). At the rear end there is more of an Astra influence with wider and deeper rear light clusters giving the back end a more squat, sportier look.

On-board, the cabin is decluttered with a specially designed driver control center which is home to the IntelliLink system's 7-inch colour touchscreen.

Within that is home to Corsa's state-of-the-art infotainment system which is compatible with Apple and Android devices and can be operated by voice command.

Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free (found on iPhone5) can also be used.

Several apps are available such as BringGo for navigation, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn for internet radio and podcasts, and there is a practical FlexDock parking and charging station for smartphones.

The new Corsa introduces a host of driver assistance systems, many of which are unrivalled in its class.

Offered as optional extras are Side Blind Spot Alert and Opel Eye front camera with Road Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Warning.

The Forward Collision alert uses a red, head-up warning that is projected on to the windscreen.

No prices or spec details until closer to Irish launch date.

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