The German brand wants you to know it means business
1.4-litre engine is nothing special but the 1.6 has more than enough go for the job and promises fuel economy better than 8.0L/100km.
Looking around, the hatch and Sports Tourer are impressively designed and finished— far better than the Corsa, which is like an oldgeneration Korean in the cabin — from the dash layout to seat comfort. Thankfully, Opel is staying old-school with pushbutton switches, not a fancy iDrive-style controller, and everything you need is included from solid aircon to the Bluetooth connectivity.
The wagon is slightly more impressive, thanks to good space in the rear seat and luggage area, and gives nothing away for driving enjoyment.
But there is wind noise, the tyres rumble