Opel Corsa

The Corsa is a small car of the Rüsselsheim automaker Opel, from which to this day there are four series since the fall of 1982, the be called to Corsa D Corsa A. The Corsa C is based on the GM Gamma platform, the Corsa D on the Punto3-ZFA199/GM-SCCS-Plattform. The next Corsa line is expected to appear in 2014.

In most European countries, the Opel Corsa is available under the name Opel Corsa. In the UK, was sold as the Vauxhall Nova Corsa A and the Corsa B and C as the Vauxhall Corsa. In Japan, it bears the name Opel Vita, since there is already since 1978 the Toyota Corsa. In Australia the Corsa B and C was offered as a Holden Barina. However, the current Barina is based on the Chevrolet Kalos.

In Europe, the Corsa is available in three - and five-door hatchback from the beginning. The Corsa A was available in Germany until August 1987, with a notchback (model name "TR" ). In other countries it is still offered as a sedan or station wagon, under the names Chevrolet or Buick.

Launched in the fall of 2004 Roadster Tigra TwinTop is a work based on the Corsa C Cabriolet substantially.

On 24 January 2008 the ten millionth Corsa Opel plant in Eisenach was in the band.

For details on the series are described in the associated individual items.

The series at a glance

Opel Corsa B 1993-2000

Opel Corsa C 2000-2006

Opel Corsa D since 2006

Models for individual countries

In many countries, especially outside Europe, the Corsa C has not yet been replaced by the Corsa D. Furthermore, a pickup version of the Corsa C, which is offered in Kenya and South Africa as the Corsa Utility, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela as Chevrolet Montana exists.

Also, the Corsa B was produced in some countries. In South Africa, the earlier version was ( before 1997 ) offered as a Corsa Lite, while in India the later version has been sold ( as of 1997 ) under the name Corsa Sail ( Hatchback ), Corsa Joy ( notchback ) and Corsa Swing ( Caravan ).

Especially in South America Corsa offshoot were sold under the name Chevrolet Corsa.

A slightly revised Corsa C was sold in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay with oblique and sedan under the name Corsa.

Offered in Brazil and Uruguay since 2000 Chevrolet Celta is a highly modified Opel Corsa B with design elements (for example headlights ) of the Opel Vectra. Being offered only since 2007 notchback offshoot named Chevrolet prism.

In other markets, however, the Corsa was marketed as the Opel Vita. This market designation was used for the second and third generation in the markets in East Africa. With the export of vehicles, the name was also used in Japan.