The Opel Corsa excels in durability

Opel Corsa is a popular little car, been a constant in our streets. That it is also turned out to be a durable carriage from Dekra ?? s defect report in which the first and foremost achieved in the smaller vehicles. Will the Corsa with its ecological version confirm trend?

German or American?

The Corsa built by Opel, a German autconstructeur, but actually makes Opel since 1929, part of the US General Motors. The founder of Opel Adam Opel made late nineteenth century, initially sewing machines in Rüsselsheim, Hesse. Around 1885 he expanded the production of cycling. After his death, his sons decided to start building cars ?? s. Especially between 1960 and 1980 Opel proved particularly successful with his Kadett as an alternative to the volkswagen beetle. This was followed by models that still sound like a bell as the Ascona, the Rekord, the Manta, the Omega and the Astra, but then turned the deterioration of the company they tricks to play.
Opel rowed against the negative trend and succeeded finally to the mark again to bring a good name among other samwerking with Fiat and Saab. It was produced not only in Germany but also in the Spanish Saragossa, in Gliwice, Poland and Antwerp. Opel did not escape the crisis in the automotive sector with the result that there had to be saved. Antwerp was this fate and this year it closed.

The Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex an economical car?

With global warming is also there by car manufacturers frantically searched for more economical cars that pollute the environment less. In 2002, Opel managed to surprise all with a variant of the Astra ECO4. Through various interventions in the field of engineering and aerodynamics, they managed to do the consumption down to 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
The company developed a Ecoflexuitvoering of the Corsa. The Ecoflexlabel also reflected in the Agila and Astra. Again, Opel has made a number of changes relating to aerodynamics and engine management. The weight of the car was reduced by a variety of procedures with 45 kilos. As a result it has managed to reduce CO2 emissions from 119 to 109 grams per kilometer. Strangely, the car rides on relatively wide tires that still saves in terms of resistance. The tachometer has a green area which in 1200 begins and ends in 3000.
Few ecological car show but really to be thrifty. Although the manufacturer claims the fuel consumption to 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers was reduced evidenced by tests that actual consumption still fluctuates more between 5 and 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers, which is best is an economical car, but not enough to be able to speak of a revolutionary ecological model.
The new Corsa 3D Essentia Ecoflex with an output of 95 hp Opel would first have reduced CO2 emissions to 98 grams per kilometer and fuel consumption have been reduced to 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers. At the aerodynamic surface was reduced to this end the carriage 20 mm.
To know if this eco versions on Dekra ?? s failure report will score equally high should be still a wait.