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The next-generation Opel Corsa appears to have been put on hold by General Motors’ European division, with new spy shots of an updated version of the current small hatchback revealing only a minor facelift.

With car makers across Europe facing fiscal difficulties, the Opel Corsa appears to be one car being asked to stretch its lifecycle for a few more years.

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The images show a visually tweaked version of the fourth-generation Opel Corsa, which was first launched in Europe back in 2006 and scored a facelift in 2011. Opel introduced this version to Australia in September 2012 and has sold 65 examples of the city car across the country since then.

The latest facelift looks set to update the Corsa with front end styling similar to that of the recently released Opel Adam. The interior also appears to follow the trends seen in the Adam.

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The rear end changes are slight and appear to be restricted to the tail-lights and tailgate.

The updated Opel Corsa is expected to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show in September.

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  • O123

    Makes sense. Wait for the new fiesta to launch then launch the new corsa at the same time.

  • Zaccy16

    it needs the new model now, 65 sales is woeful for 3 months of being on sale, have had a look at them at the opel dealer and the interior is no where near the mark for quality and interior space is very cramped, should be $2000 less 

    • Gueshtyu

      Still better than a Polo

      • Golfschwein

        Not according to road tests. 

      • Zaccy16

        why did the polo win world car of the year, wheels car of the year and many other awards?

        • LArry

          The Corsa won quite a few awards back in its heyday too.

        • Henry Toussaint

          Because it’s overrated. Just like its Golf Sibling.

      • Martinkrell

        What rubbish!! VW has the class and quality that the likes of Vauxhall/Ford/Peugeot etc, can only dream of? Hence Vauxhall is reducing it’s production of the Astra and now delaying the new Corsa. VW are now on course to become the largest car producer in 2016, two years earlier that the group anticipated. I rest my case!

        • Phunken

          Cos VW is the Toyota of Europe.

    • Golfmother

      Dead right , the rear shots look like a circa 2000 pug 206 , obviously the general is loosing interest in the euro division , next model will just be a Daewoo clone .

      • Martin

        Reminds me on the pre-facelifted i20

      • Bill

        German’s copying French design? Whoda thunk it?

      • Asdf

        Lol, Bill.

  • Gavinsm

    Opal Adam , really ?

    • Golfmother

      Yes gary floppy is waitng for the Eve twin .

    • Locker

       “Adam Opel (9 May 1837 – 8 September 1895) was the founder of the German automobile company Adam Opel AG.”

      “In a series of transactions between 1929 and 1931, the Opel family sold their business, Adam Opel AG, to General Motors Corporation, and it became a subsidiary.”

  • http://www.bryanbyrtrenault.com.au/ Modern Man

    It not only the visuals.
    lets hope they have updated the drivetrain as well.
    THAT is the biggest let down. a 1.4 NA motor is not good. at least find a smaller turbo or put the 1.4 turbo in it from the cruze.