New-generation light hatch to get all-electric option
Opel has confirmed the next-generation Corsa will be offered with an all-electric powertrain.
In a statement released to European press, the company confirmed a pure-electric hatch will follow the regular Corsa, expected to launch in 2019.
The Corsa EV will fill the green-car gap left by the Ampera-e – the European-market Chevrolet Bolt EV – and form part of the company's turnaround plan, which details electrified Opel and Vauxhall model lines by 2024.
We never got the current-gen Corsa in Australia as a Holden – you can thank the Chevrolet-sourced Barina for that – and it's unlikely PSA would bring it here in the next generation, due to the Peugeot and Citroen brands offering the 208 and C3 respectively.