Corsa Filled with Innovative Features for Fun and Safety.

The Corsa is packed with comfort and safety features to make sure every journey is pleasant and safe. From a panorama sunroof that offers a wide view of the world to the unique FlexFix bicycle carrier for easy and safe bike transport, Opel’s super-mini is the ideal companion for fun and uncomplicated travel.

Jan 28, 2011

  • New state-of-the-art infotainment with easy, intuitive operation
  • Unique and innovative highlights make travelling enjoyable
  • Integrated flexibility gives small Opel a big personality

The Corsa is packed with comfort and safety features to make sure every journey is pleasant and safe. From a panorama sunroof that offers a wide view of the world to the unique FlexFix bicycle carrier for easy and safe bike transport, Opel’s super-mini is the ideal companion for fun and uncomplicated travel.


State-of-the-art infotainment system


To stay connected with the world, a multimedia infotainment system with seven 4x20 watt loudspeakers now comes with the Corsa. Called “Touch & Connect,” this versatile system features a five-inch color touch screen, full navigation coverage for 28 European countries, Bluetooth, iPod and USB connections. It is universally connectible, simple to use and has every convenience for the 21st century built in. This new offer replaces the two navigation systems offered previously (CD 60 and DVD 100). Proposed at a very competitive price, it offers the functionality of a DVD based system thus covering most of Europe at a cheaper price than the previous CD 60 system, and this with numerous additional functionalities.


The Touch & Connect navigation system is easy and intuitive. Its five-inch touch screen display features both 2-D and 3-D (bird view) maps and SD navigation card. Another feature is an option to choose the most ecological route, helping to save fuel and the environment. Points of interest can also be downloaded by the user.


It also has an intelligent commuter function that uses TMC information to propose alternative routes in case of traffic problems, even when navigation is not active. This function is of special interest to commuters who know their routes but want to be automatically informed of traffic jams on their way.


Bluetooth connectivity allows for safe, hands-free telephoning – even displaying address books on the screen – and is iPhone compatible. It also allows audio streaming and displays music titles on screen. iPODs have full control and browsing capability with no special cables needed. USB sticks can also be used on the new system.

Small car showcases big ideas


True to Opel’s philosophy, the Corsa also features innovative technologies at an affordable price, including halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), a heated steering wheel, Hill Start Assist, a panorama sunroof or the integrated FlexFix bicycle carrier which is unique to Opel.


The small Opel powerhouse’s halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting offers more safety with dynamic curve and static cornering light. Dynamic curve light ensures improved illumination around bends by swiveling the headlamps up to 15 degrees right and left of the vehicle into the oncoming curve. Static cornering light illuminates an area to the right or left of the vehicle up to a 90 degree angle, a big help when maneuvering in poorly lit areas. The Corsa’s AFL system also comes with parking lights in the rear and darkly tinted headlamps.


A unique comfort feature in this class is the optional steering wheel heating, which quickly warms up drivers’ hands. The temperature reaches approximately 34° C to provide ideal steering wheel warmth on cold days.


The Corsa’s Hill Start Assist holds the vehicle on grades of three percent or steeper for 1.5 seconds after the brake pedal is released. This technology essentially eliminates “roll-back” on hills when the vehicle needs to be stopped momentarily and ensures easier, confident “drive away” on grades.


The large panorama sunroof allows plenty of outside light in, creating a feeling of roominess and enhanced design to the Corsa. The aerodynamically optimized form with integrated wind deflector also prevents the humming noise that usually occurs, even with the sliding roof fully open. When the roof is closed, the interior noise level is reduced thanks to 2-chamber insulation.


In line with Opel’s commitment to offer easy and comfortable fully integrated flexibility, the Corsa is available with the FlexFix carrier system – the optimal transport solution for bicycles. Opel is the only manufacturer to offer the innovative FlexFix system which requires no installation or removal – it simply pulls out of the rear bumper like a drawer. A simple pull of the lever situated near the lip of the trunk and the carrier slides out of the bumper. No special equipment or tools are needed. When not in use, the FlexFix drawer can simply be pushed back to stow away almost invisibly in the rear bumper. The FlexFix bike carrier, which features additional rear lights, can carry up to two bicycles with wheel sizes from 18 to 28 inches. The maximum weight capacity is 40 kg, with each bike weighing up to 20 kg. For optimal safety, an acoustical warning signal engages when the car is in reverse.


A special transportation box with 160 liter load volume is offered as an accessory and can be fitted to the FlexFix system, making it even more flexible.