With a new automated gearbox they have OpelEngineers further reduced consumption of the new Corsa. Equipped with the 70 kW / 95 hp 1,3-liter diesel in the fuel-saving "Ecoflex" version, the small car consumes 3,1 liters per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 82 g / km.
With the five-speed “Easytronic 3.0”, as the name of the automated manual transmission is, the gear ratio is particularly wide, which lowers the engine speed when driving on the motorway, for example. The automated manual transmission combines the comfort advantages of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual transmission, according to the manufacturer. Based on a manual transmission optimized for smaller engines, the automatic system automatically selects the currently cheapest gear for fuel consumption.
In addition, as further fuel-saving measures, the start-stop system, braking energy recovery and low-rolling resistance tires contribute to the good value. The price for the Spar Corsa has not yet been determined. Based on the 15.730 euros that the basic model costs with 70 kW / 95 hp, it should be around 16.500 euros.
With the new fuel-saving version, the Corsa is on par with the competition from Wolfsburg: the VW Polo is available as a 55 kW / 75 hp “Blue Motion” diesel and five-speed manual transmission, which also consumes an average of 3,1 liters and 82 Grams of CO2 / km emitted. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid achieves the same CO2 emissions with a consumption of 3,6 liters of petrol.
Author: Hanne Lübbehüsen / SP-X