The refreshed Opel Corsa has been launched locally on the back of a new commitment from parent company, Stellantis, to significantly improve customer service with regard to vehicles still within their warranty.

The new Corsa is bolder, more emotive and more user-friendly and is available in three trim levels starting from, the Lite, featuring a robust specification list. The Edition models enhance this with additional features, while the GS Line boosts performance and includes premium features.

Opel Corsa 2024 front three quarterThe new Corsa showcases Opel’s distinctive Vizor front end—a sleek, continuous panel between the LED headlights, incorporating advanced driver aids and safety technologies, with the iconic logo proudly at the centre.

Other design enhancements include 16-inch black alloy wheels for Lite and Edition models, along with a black roof, black badging and black Corsa lettering on the GS Line. The GS Line stands out further with bi-colour diamond-cut 16-inch alloy wheels. All models come equipped with LED headlights, while the Edition and GS Line also include standard fog lights.

Opel Corsa 2024 interior viewInside, the new Corsa features an upgraded infotainment system, including the Opel Pure Panel. In the Edition and GS Line, this includes a 10-inch Intellilink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Lite model comes with a 3,5-inch digital instrument cluster, upgraded to a 7-inch display on higher trims. A redesigned steering wheel and heated front seats (available on the GS Line) add to the enhanced driving experience.

The new Corsa is packed with comfort and safety features, such as front and rear power windows, air-conditioning, Eco LED headlamps, and Active Lane Keep Assist. Edition models add front and rear parking sensors, Side Blind Zone Alert, and traffic sign recognition. The GS Line gains automatic climate control, an electric parking brake, and heated leatherette front seats.

Opel Corsa 2024 rear three quarter viewThe Opel Corsa Lite is now in the sixth generation. Initially powered by a 1,3-litre engine, it evolved to feature a 65 kW 1.4-litre engine and the new Lite model continues this legacy with a turbo-charged 1,2-litre engine delivering 74 kW, shared with the Edition trim, while the GS Line boasts a 96 kW variant of this engine.

The Corsa range has a 5-year/100 000 km warranty, and a 3-year/45 000 km service plan.


Recommended retail (incl VAT)

Corsa Lite 1.2T 74kW 6MT

R 374,900

Corsa Edition 1.2T 74kW 6MT

R 394,900

Corsa GS Line 1.2T 96kW 6AT

R 459,900


Rear close up view of the Opel CorsaStellantis has committed to a series of guarantees for customers owning its vehicles within their warranty period and managing director, Mike Whitfield, says: “Whilst customers are at the heart of Stellantis, their satisfaction with their vehicle should be at the heart of their experience with us and our brands. As such, we’re committing ourselves to making that experience the very best in the industry.”

This commitment comes with four pillars, the being every passenger vehicle from Stellantis comes with a 5-year/100 000 km warranty.

Keeping customers mobile is the essence of Stellantis’ second and third promise. Significant investment in the dealer network, the consolidation of parts distribution into a single centre, and a steadfast commitment to customer service allows these promises to be a reality.

Stellantis guarantees mobility for a customer whose vehicle is forced to remain at a Stellantis dealer workshop if the Original Equipment (OE) parts or diagnostics are not available within 48 hours. Customers will be offered a courtesy vehicle in the unlikely event that these parts and services are unavailable within this time.

If a collision or major repairs are being undertaken by an approved supplier, Stellantis also guarantees customers mobility should the repairer be waiting for OE parts or technical assistance beyond 30 days. Any repaired vehicle will also receive a Quality Check Certificate to ensure manufacturer standards are met.

The final promise from Stellantis is to dispatch a security detail on request for any roadside assistance situation to keep customers safe.

Colin Windell