The Opel Corsa sedan, while sold in small numbers, has been spotted at the Nürburgring. Spy shots show the sub-compact sedan getting a workout at the legendary circuit while development continues to plug along.
While we can’t see any real design traits, the real question is what’s underpinning the Corsa sedan. Up until this point, all Opels have, obviously, used GM platforms. With Opel’s new French owners, PSA Groupe, it’s unclear if this new Corsa sedan will stick to a GM platform or move to PSA architecture. It’s already been reported the Corsa F hatchback will be one of the first new products to utilize PSA underpinnings.
While the original report notes the Corsa may find its way to China, that’s technically not possible should it still ride on GM architecture. GM requested a non-compete in the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA Groupe, which bars the French automaker from selling GM-licensed cars (Insignia, Mokka, etc) in China, Russia and North America. Previously, the Corsa sedan has shared much with the Chevrolet Sail in China.
We’ll have to wait and see as the next-generation Corsa nears a reveal date, likely sometime next year or in early 2019.
Spy shots: Motor1