New Opel Corsavan Ready For European Duty2
Following the successful launch of the Opel Corsa in October of last year, Opel is celebrating the introduction of the Corsavan at the Brussels Motor Show. The Corsavan is part of Opel’s new light-commercial vehicle strategy and completely based on the smart and efficient three-door Corsa. Now, the popular Corsa will be available with the transport capacity of a minivan.
The Corsavan boasts more impressive engineering and features than its predecessor and offers a payload increase by 46 pounds. The light-commercial vehicle will now be offered with plenty of safety and vehicle technology as well.
Highlights include the award-winning Side Blind Spot Alert, the second-generation Opel Eye front camera, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Warning.
To top things off, the optional IntelliLink Infotainment System guarantees excellent connectivity. IntelliLink is compatible with Android and Apple devices making the Corsavan the best-connected city delivery van on the market.
“The Corsavan offers small businesses the comfort and practicality of a van combined with the most up-to-date safety and connectivity features of its passenger car sibling at an extremely attractive price,” said Steffen Raschig, Director of Opel Commercial Vehicles. Raschig expects the Corsavan to be especially popular in Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, where the predecessor model also enjoys great success.
The crop of engines offered include 1.4-liter petrol motors, and a 1.3-liter diesel motor with horsepower figures ranging from 70 to 95-horsepower. The best of them though is the completely reengineered 1.3-liter CDTI ecoFLEX producing a staggering 140 pound-feet of torque for the little Corsavan. The engine comes with standard start/stop technology and drastically cuts back its CO2 emissions, earning it Euro-6 compliance.
Opel says dealers will gladly put your name down for one now, with the Corsavan arriving on dealership lots in quarter one of this year.
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Why not a real station wagon body? This “Corsavan” has only the rear side windows blinded, but still retains the roof line falling down from the B pillar, thus limiting the actual usable space, e.g. for a big box.
BTW, as the previous Corsavan, this one will apparently not be available in Germany.
I wondered if Corsavan would be replaced or if like Astravan it would disappear, we now know it will carry on. Wonder if they was tempted to replace Combo with a high roofed version.