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GM Europe insists the next Corsa will be tuned to European standards, despite Korean development
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8 December 2010

General Motors Europe has promised to ensure its all-new Corsa’s dynamics will be suited to European tastes.

The next Opel/Vauxhall Corsa platform is currently being developed at General Motors’ Korean R&D base as part of the large investment in the country by GM Europe’s parent firm in Detroit.

See official pics of the current Corsa's recent facelift

But GM Europe will fine-tune the car for its native market. “The next Corsa will use that platform but the car will be engineered in Germany,” said a source.

Design work on the new Corsa is also ongoing in Korea, GM DAT boss Mike Arcamone has previously told Autocar, and it could even be manufactured in that country.

A revised Corsa will reach UK showrooms in the new year, with a replacement due by the middle of the decade. By then it will be joined in the range by a brace of new city cars: one budget, one a premium Mini rival, and both based on different platforms.Read the full story on the revised Vauxhall Corsa

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supermanuel 9 December 2010

Re: Next Corsa 'tuned for Europe'

andrepaul999 wrote:
yes...and?

How to make this anymore obvious? The article clearly states "The next Opel/Vauxhall Corsa platform is currently being developed at General Motors’ Korean R&D base as part of the large investment in the country by GM Europe’s parent firm in Detroit. But GM Europe will fine-tune the car for its native market."

This is, effectively, a reassurance from GM that, although the next Corsa will be developed in Korea by GM DAT (which would cause concern in most who have experienced such products before), it will be tuned by GME so that it better suits our tastes.

Personally, I don't find any of those statements reassuring but that's beside the point.

thebaldgit 9 December 2010

Re: Next Corsa 'tuned for Europe'

The next Corsa will not be available until the middle of the decade, by which time the current one will be way over the hill and we are being told that the newie will be Korean built. Hope this does not turn out as bad as it sounds.

andrepaul999 8 December 2010

Re: Next Corsa 'tuned for Europe'

supermanuel wrote:
Read the article.

yes...and?

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