Opel's new subcompact hatchback is coming for the Volkswagen Polo, with a platform shared with the new Peugeot 208 and some fancy LED headlights.

Opel has teased the arrival of its all-new supermini, the 2019 Corsa, with a single image on its social media.

Captioned with "Revolutionary. Electrifying. Accessible!" on Twitter, the picture shows the car's headlight and... actually, it's just a headlight.

The daytime-running light signature borrows heavily from the GT X Experimental concept, with its angular, inverted Nike 'Swoosh' design. LED signature shape aside, the car pictured has Opel's high-end LED Matrix headlamps fitted, suggesting higher-spec models will come loaded with the tech to tackle the subcompact segment's current pacesetter, the Volkswagen Polo.

Could we see the Corsa in Australia? It's not entirely off the cards.

When it launches – likely at the Geneva motor show in March – the new Corsa will share its CMP (Compact Modular Platform) chassis with the Peugeot 208.

A range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines is expected to power the majority of the range, while an all-electric model will also surface at some point before 2021. That reference to "Electrifying" wasn't an accident, it seems.

Before the Opel brand was sold to PSA in 2017, a new Corsa was getting close to launch-ready. Rather than sticking with that car, PSA scrapped it, because producing it would force it to pay licensing fees to General Motors, minimising the economies of scale PSA is after with its next-generation platforms.