As we wait patiently for the arrival of the high-performance OPC version of the new 2015 Corsa E hatchback, the Russelsheim-based automaker has quietly announced the 2015 Corsa OPC Line, which offers customers the sporty look of an OPC model with the refined restraint of a standard Corsa.
The Corsa OPC line includes a lower lip kit made up of a front lip spoiler, side skirts, and a hatch-mounted rear spoiler. A new blacked out grille is also complimented by black mirror caps and sporty black wheels. A larger chrome tailpipe rounds out the visual enhancements.
Inside, occupants will notice some small changes from the standard Corsa to the OPC line. There is a sportier flat-bottomed steering wheel, a leather gear selector, alloy racing pedals and red and black trim. Oh, and it’s hard to miss the plaid-trimmed seats.
OPC Line trim is available on standard Corsas, which are offered with a selection of engines including two 1.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged three-cylinders, three four cylinder (a 1.4-liter turbocharged and a 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter naturally aspirated units) as well as two 1.3-liter diesel engines.
The genuine Corsa OPC, which we got a sneak preview of in a leaked image, is expected to debut next year with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine producing around 200 horsepower. The engine will not only be more powerful than the outgoing 1.6-liter, but more efficient and more environmentally-friendly.