Opel is marking a monumental occasion for the Corsa E as the best-selling hatchback marks 750,000 orders placed since it went on sale in 2014.
The 750,000 units is a drop in the bucket compared to the 13 million Corsas sold total since the nameplate debuted in 1982, but there’s no denying the Corsa E’s popularity within the segment.
“The Corsa is one of our most important models in Europe and accounts for around one-quarter of Opel’s total sales volume. Depending on the version, it is the perfect car for singles and couples as well as for the whole family,” says Peter Küspert, Opel/Vauxhall Vice President Sales & Aftersales.
Each generation of Corsa has gone on to sell over two million units, while the first and second generation Corsa A and B tallied 3.1 and four million sales respectfully. Opel still has high hopes for the Corsa E with its combination of right pricing, content and efficiency.
Of course, the next Corsa won’t be completed under General Motors, following the sale of the brand to France’s PSA Groupe. The Corsa F has reportedly been pushed back as it switches from a GM platform to PSA underpinnings.