Meet Switch — the latest addition to Opel‘s youthful Corsa Color Edition. Available in three- and five-door variants, the Switch pack adds black stripes to the Corsa‘s hood and tailgate while switching up the pattern on the roof — with a black top offset by body-colored stripes. The Switch also adds black mirror caps, 17-inch black wheels, and a choice of three exterior body colors, including Casablanca White, Magma Red and Sunny Melon.
On the inside, the Corsa Switch features alloy sport pedals, sports seats, a multi-function leather steering wheel, dark tinted windows and a chrome effect exhaust tail pipe. As with all Corsa Color edition models, a sports-tuned chassis is standard.
Under the hood lies the standard 1.2 liter liter 51 kW/70 hp Ecotec gas engine, and customers can upgrade to Opel’s new 1.4 liter turbo ecoFLEX four-banger that’s good for 88 kW/120 hp and 129 lb.-ft. of torque, adds Start/Stop technology, and can achieve nearly 43 MPG.
Prices start at €15,095 (including VAT) and customers can opt for a wide spectrum of useful extras including the Flex-Fix integrated bicycle carrier, Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and a park assistant (sensors on bumpers, not an actual person who helps you park, mind you).
The GM Authority Take
We’re huge fans of the Corsa, as well as the various creative Color Editions (Kaleidoscope, All White, All Black) offered by Opel… and judging by the new Switch, we’d wager that the future of the Corsa Color line is bright, given that at least 18 percent of all three-door Corsas sold in Europe were Color Edition variants. If anything, we wish Chevrolet would offer a few similarly fun and edgy packages for the Sonic here in the States…