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Vauxhall, the British arm of Opel has released images of their upcoming Corsa GSI. You would recall, South African's received a GSi-badged Corsa for some time, with it last seen about a decade ago. 

This new Corsa GSi is meant to fill the performance gap between existing models and the range topping VXR (which we would know as the Corsa OPC). Vauxhall hasn't released any information on its powertrain, but many expect it to use to the same 110kw 1.4T that's already used in the Corsa range. 

Interestingly, the GSi will get the same suspension and brakes as the Vauxhall Corsa VXR, with firmer springs and retuned dampers, and it sits on 18-inch alloy wheels. Separating the GSi from other variants in the Corsa range is a sportier look. Large air intakes on the bumper and bonnet dominate the front of the car, while deep sill extensions run along the side. 

At the rear of the car, there’s the addition of a spoiler to generate downforce, while a single chrome exhaust pipe completes the look. Inside, there are leather RECARO sports seats, a leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals. The Corsa’s infotainment gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard. 

The Corsa GSi is expected to go on sale in the UK towards the end of 2018, but don't bet on it coming to South Africa.

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