PCSA takes over distribution of Opel vehicles in SA and launches the latest Corsa
After much anticipation, Peugeot Citroen South Africa (PCSA) has become the official distributor of Opel vehicles in South Africa. The announcement was made on the 1st of January 2021 and will mark a huge milestone for both PCSA and Opel. The Opel nameplate does hold a long and rich heritage in South Africa. Its presence on the local market dates all the way back to the 1930s. Some of Opel’s biggest achievements, including winning the South African Car of the year title 4 times since 1991.
Leslie Ramsoomar, Managing Director of Peugeot Citroen South Africa has said that Opel will have 4 product launches/updates planned for this year. PCSA has assured Opel dealers and customers, that the impact made to them will be minimal. Amongst this exciting news also comes the release of the 6th Generation Opel Corsa. The latest Opel has swooped awards across Europe and has finally made its way to local Opel dealerships.
The newcomer will get a 3-Cylinder 1.2-litre engine, capable of producing 55kW. The exterior design is bolder than ever, with the inside getting a more driver-oriented instrument panel. The new Corsa will weigh lighter than the current outgoing model. It comes in with a curb weight of just 980 kilograms for this five-door model. The Corsa remains to be a compact car, with its market predominantly being driven by young adults. The latest Corsa edition will come equipped with all the latest technology needed to navigate in and around cities and suburban streets.
The new Corsa Edition will come with a price tag of R289,900 and will be the first derivative to be launched this year. Opel has planned to release further versions in the first quarter of this year. More details around these other derivatives will be revealed in due time.