The AUTOBEST jury is made up of leading motoring journalists from emerging markets based in 15 central and eastern European countries. Only cars with a compelling price-performance ratio can win this title with special consideration given to maintenance costs, spare-parts distribution, and dealers’ range of services.
Chairman of the AUTOBEST jury Dan Vardie said, “The new Corsa proved to be a great small car. All the jury members noticed the arguments that made the new Opel ‘The Best Buy Car of Europe in 2015.’ The new generation is a meaningful evolution of the Opel model that won AUTOBEST award seven years ago.”
He’s referring to the last-generation Corsa D that won the AUTOBEST award in 2007; with the latest award, the Corsa has become the only vehicle to win for consecutive generations.
The Corsa generally accounts for one-fourth of Opel’s total sales. Since the Corsa was introduced 32 years ago, over 12.4 million have been sold. The Corsa D sold about three million units between 2006-2014.
Added Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, “We are convinced that the Corsa is the best new small car, and now the AUTOBEST jury has confirmed this. We are very proud of this. The new Corsa generation stands for the art of German engineering, emotional design and excellent value for money. Safety and assistance systems as well as new, state-of-the-art engines and transmissions are real technological highlights.”