The price for the entry-level, gas-powered Corsa E three-door will be €11,980, which converts to $15,794 USD at current exchange levels. The Corsa diesel variant starts at €14,930 while the five-door Corsa is €750 ($988) more.
Available in the Corsa E is a newly-developed all-aluminum three-cylinder, turbo-charged, and direct-injected 1.0L ECOTEC – the only 1.0L three-cylinder production engine in the market with a balance shaft. This gives the Corsa E a new class benchmark for exceptionally-low noise, vibration, and harshness characteristics. The engine will be available in two output configurations — a 90-horsepower version or a 115-horsepower version, with both meeting Euro 6 emission standards. Prices for the Corsa with the 3-cylinder will start at €14,48 for the three-door, and €15,230 for the five-door.
Opel will also offer its newest-generation six-speed automatic transmission in the Corsa E, as well as a completely-new automated manual transmission branded Easytronic 3.0. The latter, according to Opel, combines the convenience and smoothness of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual. Easytronic 3.0 is available as a €575 option over the standard five-speed manual transmission and, when paired with the Corsa’s 90-horsepower 1.4 ecoFLEX, can bring fuel consumption down to 4.7 liters per 100 km (50 mpg) on the combined cycle.
Look for the 2015 Corsa E to begin arriving at dealerships across Europe at the end of 2014, and complete its European-market rollout by the first quarter of 2015.