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by Matt Campbell

The 2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line is not the full-blown hot-hatch range expected from the German arm of General Motors, but the new styling packs hint at future faster models bearing Opel Performance Centre badging.

The newly unveiled Corsa OPC Line receives a range of styling changes including a new lower lip spoiler at the front, side skirts, and a tailgate-mounted rear spoiler. Black highlights on the grille, mirror caps and black wheels add further cred, and there’s a chrome tailpipe.

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The interior of the Corsa features some OPC Line changes, too, with a pack that includes vertical tartan trim, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, leather-trimmed gear knob and alloy racing pedals. Further trim changes include red highlights and black dash accents.

A proper OPC hot-hatch version of the Corsa is due to be unveiled within 12 months, and the company has enlisted the help of Australian engineers to ensure the pint-sized model reaches its pocket rocket potential. That car will use a 1.6-litre turbo engine and could produce more than 150kW of power.

As standard, the Corsa range is powered by a number of different engines, including a pair of small-capacity 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbos, a 1.4-litre turbo, two normally aspirated four-cylinders (1.2L and 1.4L), and a 1.3-litre diesel in two states of tune.

As CarAdvice has previously reported, the Corsa is expected to be part of Holden’s future product line-up, possibly as a pricier, more upmarket alternative to the Barina hatch.