Review Opel Corsa E: The Roaring Kid in the Block

One may want to start review Opel Corsa E with something Opel CEO Karl Thomas Neumann believes in. He considers the USPs of this model to be the infotainment systems, driver assistance, and the comfort level that comes along. The 2015 make Opel Corsa to mark the beginning of the new generation. It appeared as a transition from Opel Corsa D to Opel Corsa E.

Brand Opel
Model Corsa
Generation Corsa E 5-door
Engine 1.4 ECOTEC (90 Hp)
Doors 5
Power 90 hp
Maximum speed 175 km/h
Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h 13.2 sec
Fuel tank volume 45 l

Exteriors and The Look

The new Opel Corsa has an elegance of style that is more dynamic. You may not need to be an expert but the minute particulars can help differentiate between Opel Corsa E and its predecessor, the honorable and of course a gem in its own, the Opel Corsa D.

Opel Corsa E Dashboard

The headlight clusters and the LED daytime running lights are a marvel. They give Opel Corsa E a winged look. To complement there are the fog lights with black plastic bezels, chrome surrounding trim, and the lower bumper with a trapezoidal drill to look out for.

The Opel logo is figured in the emblem supported by a chrome bar. And if you look closely, you would notice that the LED DRLs look like the bushy eyebrows while the chrome bar is a mustache. This very look would be tempting enough to take the youngest member of the Opel family on a drive.

Features worth a Notice

Opel Corsa E front

While the roof and floor pan of this new baby is a total inheritance, the suspension is upgraded with redesigned geometry, pick-up points, and front knuckles. Well, it does boas the lower center of gravity and hence has improved driving dynamics, but you would notice this better with a drive.

Another major improvement is in the steering system. Watching this vehicle from the skies might remind you of all the “Road Rash” you played on the video game as a child. Is is fancy mentioning “Road Rash” while you review Opel Corsa E? It’s conventional wisdom.

Upgraded steering system: electric booster capacity now changes depending on the speed. In addition, in the parking you can turn City mode and make the effort on the steering wheel to a minimum.

Opel Corsa E Backdoor

The Engine

And how do one review Opel Corsa E without going for the engine specifications? One not have the heart to do this. Under the wide eye catching bonnet a three cylinder 1 liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine is snuggled. It is the latest generation and is available in two output configurations. It generates 90 hp and 115 hp with 170 Nm of torque from 1800 rpm.

Opel Corsa E 2015 Comfortable

In case you opt for diesel engine, there is a revised 1.3 liter CDTI diesel engine with 95hp and 75hp. The Corsa, when powered with the 95 hp engine and bolted to 5 speed manual transmission and Start/Stop, has only 89 g/km emission of carbon dioxide.

When we review Opel Corsa E, we don’t miss tech specs and the thrill quotient. There is the IntelliLink compatible with Apple and Android which works on voice commands, offers safety and has a 7-inch color touchscreen display located near the gear shift, on the center stack.  At the highway, when you put your foot down, this super-mini can hit stride at 130 km/hr. The roar is audible despite the windows’ rubber seals.

Opel Corsa E View from above