Perfect duo: 32 years after the legendary Opel Corsa A GSi, the new Corsa GS Line has made its premiere at the IAA.

Fun-to-Drive Duo



In Numbers

The new Corsa GS Line is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as the 96 kW/130 hp 1.2-litre turbo engine with eight-speed automatic. With the top-of-the-line petrol engine it now reaches speeds of up to 208 km/h and sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds. The engine delivers maximum torque of up to 230 Nm and it is available from €19,880 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).

The Opel Corsa GS Line is making its premiere at the IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show (until September 22). Its famous ancestor, the legendary Opel Corsa A GSi, also made its debut at the IAA – exactly 32 years ago. The first generation of the sporty small car has lost nothing of its appeal to this day. The new Corsa GS Line and its ancestor Corsa A GSi – a perfect fun-to-drive duo.

Grand Sport injection: Passion on four wheels

GSi – the Opel abbreviation for „Grand Sport injection“ (formerly GT/E) has stood for the particularly sporty models with the lightning flash emblem since the 1980s and means pure passion. The Kadett E GSi and Manta GSi were followed in 1988 by the athlete in the small car class, the Opel Corsa GSi. A car as dynamic as a motorcycle: ultra-compact, 820 kilogrammes light, with prominent wheel-arches, sports seats, 100hp and 188km/h fast. Opel’s ambition has always been to make innovations and an engaging drive accessible for everyone – and the automaker has remained true to this commitment through the decades. The best example is the descendant of the Corsa A GSi – the new Corsa GS Line. The origins of the new car’s genes are obvious at first glance. Just like the 1980s GSi, the new Corsa GS Line features chili-red paint and a black roof, leaving no doubt that sportiness is the key.

September 2019