The 2023 Opel Corsa or 2023 Vauxhall Corsa is a supermini car designed and manufactured by the German automaker Opel. With a choice of Electric, Gasoline, and Diesel engines, the Opel Corsa is today’s perfect car for any journey. The 2023 Vauxhall Corsa offers a more convincing blend of performance, economy, comfort, and driving pleasure, miles better than the car it replaces. It looks good, has one of the best petrol engines in its class, and has benefited greatly from the thoroughly modern fundamentals shared with the latest Peugeot 208.
All the technology on board is also extremely up-to-date, like the major competitors like the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio roll similarly. While there are still three feature options available, including the Entry-level Design, the sporty GS Line, and the best-in-class Ultimate, Vauxhall has cut back on the extensive trim levels previously offered. The 2023 Corsa-e is an all-electric model, only with the GS Line and Ultimate in a slightly different range of equipment.
2023 Opel Corsa : Interior
Inside, the 2023 Corsa interior design can be as bold and daring as a gray suit at a wedding, the nuts and bolts of this one are pretty good. Poke and poke around the front panel and it all looks pretty well screwed together and most of the materials are of good quality. However, its buttons, switches, and dials are a weak spot and don’t feel as comfortable as their rival counterparts like the Polo. And when you compare it to the 208’s much more exciting design, which offers a real increase in perceived quality over the Corsa, it’s a real shame that the interior looks so boring.
The Opel has stuck to familiar trim levels, so the SE Edition is the entry-level model. Unlike some older Corsas, it comes standard with alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, LED headlights, and a seven-inch display. There’s also a Sports drive mode and useful features like power rear windows, rear parking sensors, and an alarm. The available Griffin trim included many of the features of the regular Sri model and added a panoramic rearview camera, heated front seats and steering wheel, and automatic headlights.
The Ope Corsa Elite version offers useful features such as satellite navigation, folding door windows, a rearview camera, front parking sensors, a winter package, and ambient lighting. The Ultimate is surprisingly well equipped for a supermini, with a 10-inch screen, massage leather seats, Matrix LED headlights, and keyless entry, but it’s also quite expensive and only available with a 99hp petrol and automatic transmission.
2023 Opel Corsa : Engine
Even the entry-level 74bhp petrol doesn’t feel as deep on the road, it will officially cover the 0-62mph line in 12.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 108mph. The turbocharged petrol delivers 99bhp and 205Nm of torque, bringing those numbers down to 9.3 seconds and 121mph. By contrast, a Volkswagen Polo with just 5bhp less needs 10.8 seconds to reach 62mph and has a top speed of 115mph. When paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, 1.2 petrol values drop slightly, 0-62mph takes 10.2 seconds, and a top speed of 119mph.
The diesel performs equally impressive. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 101 horsepower and 250 Nm takes 9.6 seconds to accelerate from 0-62mph and has a top speed of 117mph. Since the electric version is the most powerful, the single-engine produces 134 bhp and 260 Nm, it is also the fastest Corsa. 0-62mph takes just 7.6 seconds, instant throttle response means it feels much faster than that, especially at city speeds.
2023 Opel Corsa : Safety
The latest Vauxhall Corsa earned four stars in crash tests from Euro NCAP for adult and child occupant protection, scoring 84 percent and 86 percent, respectively. Weak whip protection for rear-seat passengers lowered the overall score, meaning the Corsa outstripped five-star rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio. Every Corsa comes standard with lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, speed sign recognition, and automatic emergency braking, while high-end Ultimate cars feature adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and a panoramic rearview camera.