Opel South Africa has temporarily reduced the price of its flagship Corsa Sport 1,4T derivative, rendering it nearly R21 000 cheaper for the month of July 2018. The local distributor for the German brand has cut the price from R289 316 to R268 320, with the offer expiring at the end of the month.
As a reminder, the Corsa Sport employs a peppy 1,4-litre turbopetrol worth 110 kW and 220 N.m, linked to a six-speed manual gearbox. This, of course, matches the output of the Corsa GSi unveiled for Europe earlier in 2018.
In SA, the Corsa Sport sits at the summit of a four-strong line-up and boasts a fairly lengthy standard equipment list, which includes the likes of a subtle body kit, a seven-inch touchscreen system, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a power sunroof, 17-inch alloys, sports suspension and an array of safety kit (such as blind spot alert and a self-parking function).
In June 2018, the Corsa again proved Opel SA's most popular model range, accounting for 66 out of the brand's 186 registrations in the passenger vehicle market.
Of course, the current Corsa won't be around for too much longer, with the Rüsselsheim-based brand earlier confirming that the next-generation version of the hatchback would be produced exclusively at the Zaragoza plant in Spain, from 2019. This upcoming sixth-generation Corsa will run on the PSA Group's EMP1 architecture, which it will share with the likes of the Peugeot 208 and Citroën C3.
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