Another IAB reader spots an Opel Corsa in Bengaluru

Posted on: May 31, 2013 - 2:28pm IST

GM had a forgettable innings in India with its Opel brand. The Indian portfolio comprised of the Opel Corsa, Astra and Vectra but none of them managed to catch the fancy of the Indian car buyer.

Opel Corsa spied Bengaluru side
The Opel Corsa is available in both 3- and 5-door body styles. It could be here to test some locally developed components.

Opel had no choice other than vacating India. So what is the current generation Opel Corsa hatchback doing in India then?

Opel Corsa spied Bengaluru badges

Our ardent reader Mr. Shyam Sundar has spotted the Corsa testing in Bengaluru. This is not the first time we are bringing you the spyshots of the car. It is to be noted that GM India has a technical centre in the city which has the capability to actively contribute towards GM’s global product programs.

Opel Corsa spied Bengaluru front

The model spotted dons the ‘EcoFlex’ badge suggesting that it either has a 1.0 litre or a 1.4 litre petrol engine under the hood, or the famous 1.3 litre diesel engine (the Fiat MultiJet diesel was actually jointly developed by GM and Fiat and is used across product lines of both companies).

Opel Corsa spied Bengaluru rear badges
The ecoFLEX range of engines include 1.0L & 1.4L petrol motors and the popular 1.3L diesel.

Globally the Opel Corsa hatchback is being sold with an array of engine options. These three engines are categorized as ecoFLEX to signify their high fuel efficiency and low emissions. The 1.0L petrol engine develops 64 bhp, the 1.4L manages 87 bhp and the familiar 1.3L diesel puts out a familiar 75 bhp.

Opel Corsa spied Bengaluru rear three quarters

We firmly believe that the car is present in India only to test some of the locally developed components, or to test newly developed components in Indian conditions. The Corsa has not landed in India with a motive of going on sale here.

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2 thoughts on “Another IAB reader spots an Opel Corsa in Bengaluru

  1. nitin says:

    To GM: Please replace your present uva with this car and add some features which are considered to be standard and see how your sales go up…. till now I have seen three very good cars which have been let down by their uninspiring interiors: Vista, liva, uva.

  2. Nischal says:

    i dont understand why GM cant rebadge this as a Chevrolet and then sell it in India – it will work wonders as compared to their current set of hatchbacks, it could even compete with the i20’s and Swifts if it is priced right. It has the looks for sure.


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!