GM subsidiary Opel has already received 30,000 pre-orders for the redesigned 2015 Corsa E hatchback, the automaker announced today. Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall unveiled the heavily-updated Corsa E in early July and began accepting orders for the compact car in August.
The Corsa E features a multitude of updates for the 2015 model year that help to bring the aging subcompact more in line with the competition. The body has been completely redesigned to share the same design philosophy as other compact Opel models, such as the Adam. The interior is all-new, with a 7-inch color touch screen and more upscale soft-touch materials throughout. The chassis has also been slightly reworked, and two new 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged motors have been added to the list of engine options.
Opel says the subcompact Corsa is one of the most important models in its lineup, with the automaker having sold over 12.4 million Corsas since the nameplate first launched 32 years ago. The automaker anticipates the demand for this model to persist in multiple European markets.
“The Europe-wide availability of the Corsa should provide another boost. The car is not just popular in Germany but also in important markets such as Great Britain and France,” said Peter Christian Küspert, Opel’s Vice President of Sales and Aftersales.
Initially, pre-orders were only available to customers within Germany, but now the Corsa is available to order in almost all major European markets.
“The new Corsa will be at the dealerships in the first countries by the end of the year. The Europe-wide market launch will be completed by January 2015,” said Kuspert.