Opel has lifted the covers off the fresh-faced Corsa. Here’s what you can expect…

From an exterior styling point of view, the latest iteration of Opel’s small hatchback features the German firm’s now-signature Opel Vizor front grille design. The Intelli-Lux LED matrix headlamps now incorporate 14 LED elements.

Inside, the Corsa can be had with a fully digital cockpit, replete with a new infotainment system with touchscreen measuring up to 10 inches. The latter set-up is based on the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies.

The box-fresh Corsa was revealed with a range of “highly efficient” internal combustion engines and two electric powertrains. The ICE line-up includes a 1.2-litre normally aspirated triple, a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-pot, available in two states of tune, and a 1.5 diesel. The all-electric configurations include a 115 kW/260 Nm unit with a claimed range of 405 km, and a 100 kW model (also with 260 Nm) with a range of 357 km.

As a reminder, locally, the current Corsa is available with two engine options, a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated three-pot and a unit with the same capacity and number of cylinders equipped with breathing apparatus. We expect these engines to remain present in the new-generation range when it arrives in SA.

The atmospheric powertrain produces 55 kW and 118 Nm of torque, sent to the front axle exclusively via a five-speed manual gearbox. Opel claims this variant sips 5.8 L/100 km.

The turbo-triple unit is available with a six-speed manual ‘box and automatic transmission with the same number of cogs. Equipped with the former, the engine — which we sampled in the Corsa’s Parisian cousin, the Peugeot 208 — churns out 74 kW and 205 Nm. The average fuel consumption is a claimed 5.7 L/100 km.

The model fitted with the six-speed self-shifter has been tuned to deliver 96 kW and 230 Nm. This variant has a claimed average fuel consumption of 6.3 L/100 km.