Hot new Opel hatch: How about 110kW / 220Nm from 1.4?

  • Hotshot power for new Opel Sport hatch
  • Comprehensive crash mitigation/avoidance
  • Special price until end-July 2018
2018 OPEL CORSA SPORT: Image: Opel SA / Quickpic
2018 OPEL CORSA SPORT: Image: Opel SA / Quickpic

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – New for South Africa from Opel is a pretty high-performance hatch badged as the Opel Corsa Sport 1.4T that’s aimed at younger, sportier, drivers and has comprehensive connectivity and a power sunroof.

And one heck of a baby engine…

In Opel’s effusive words: ”The four-door hatch has been designed to impress, with engine power and features beyond those usually expected from a vehicle in this segment and at its price.”

2018 OPEL CORSA SPORT: Image: Opel SA / Quickpic
2018 OPEL CORSA SPORT: Image: Opel SA / Quickpic

Included in the deal for R268 320 is an exterior body kit, sport suspension and 17” dark Titanium alloy wheel rims and a 1.4-litre turbo engine that can send 110kW / 220Nm to the six-speed manual gearbox, which is a lot of clout for such a modestly dimensioned automobile.

AUTO WIPERS / LIGHTS

The Corsa Sport has a range of crash avoidance/mitigation features: daytime running lights, blind-spot alerts gradient start assistant, anti-lock brakes and six crash bags.

Driver assistance comes via cruise control, automatic bi-xenon headlights with cornering adjustment, front foul-weather lights and rain-sensing screen wipers.

Opel claims a possible fuel-consumption figure of 5.8 litres/100km.

READ MORE Opel features on Carman’s Corner

The package, on purchase, will be covered by an Opel three-year or 60 000km service plan and a five-year or 120 000km vehicle warranty.

There’s also a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped steering wheel and handbrake and a 19cm touchscreen Intellilink system.

2018 OPEL CORSA SPORT: Image: Opel SA / Quickpic
2018 OPEL CORSA SPORT: Image: Opel SA / Quickpic
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