July 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm #608972
Yes, I’m bringing up some old questions that may have never been answered precisely before due to lack of information. But this time, I think that there’s enough evidence to back up some hypothesis.
First of all, let’s take a look at the past: in 2016, months after Motor1 first spotted a prototype of the GM’s Opel Corsa F, it was also spotted a prototype of a “Corsa Sedan from Buick”. As far as the black and white camouflage lets us see, they shared the same proportions and most of the design features from B pillar up to the front.
Time passed and Opel was acquired by PSA and the original Corsa F was axed and replaced by another one based on the Peugeot 208. The “Buick Corsa sedan” though, survived as Buick was not included on the deal and the project carried on. Back in 2018, the car was unveiled in China as the Buick Excelle and everyone just forgot to relate it with the deceased Corsa F. The problem though, is that this Corsa sedan from Buick debuted the GEM platform. And now I’d like to show these pictures:
They both have the same design features and proportions, they look pretty much identical and differ only from the B pillar to the rear since they have different body styles.
So since they have the same wheelbase and width (it’s quite clear from the pics) and share lots of parts, it implies they also share the same platform! Why would two cars be underpinned by different platforms since one of them is a sedan variation of the other and they both have the same dimensions and share parts? But how could the GM’s Corsa F be underpinned by a platform that literally says in its name it was made for emergent cars? I’d like to see your opinions on the subject and round up more information about this topic.
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