We’ve heard on multiple occasions the 2019 Opel Corsa F has been pushed back and delayed as it switches from a General Motors platform to PSA architecture.
In turn, this means the upcoming Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa F may become closely related. Autobild suggests the next Corsa may even forego GM-sourced engines, too. The publication suggests the Corsa may share PSA engines and truly become the first Opel with a heavy French accent.
The Corsa F was originally slated to still feature GM-sourced engines. However, making the Corsa F and Peugeot 208 more synonymous may be a major money saver for PSA. PSA Groupe predicts Opel will continue racking up losses this year.
Even as PSA begins the slow acquisition of Opel’s operations, GM influence will remain for years. Opel is slated to receive a new generation of diesel engines from GM, which will also be used in Cadillac vehicles. The current Opel Insignia Grand Sport—developed under GM leadership—will also remain a Buick and Holden for the entire life of the car.