Opel adds value for money Corsa Lite to offering

Opel expands Corsa range with addition of Lite derivative

Reuben Van Niekerk
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Opel Corsa
Opel Corsa Lite

Opel have refreshed their popular Corsa range for 2023 with even more appealing features and desirable performance and the refreshed lineup sees the return of the Corsa Lite nameplate to their offering. This gives consumers the choice of a value for money hatchback while still retaining a high level of standard and safety equipment.

The original Corsa Lite hit the road in 1996 as a South African specific model, with the second generation Corsa being produced locally in three-door guise. The peppy hatchback quickly captured the country’s imagination and support, so much so that the production of the Corsa Lite continued until 2007 alongside the third generation Corsa hatch. This hatchback won the hearts of South Africans powered by an uprated 1.4 litre engine producing 65kW and was offered as Lite, Lite+ and Lite Sport derivatives during its lifespan.

The new entry level model may be badged Lite, but it offers a comprehensive level of standard specification. Under the bonnet is the same 1.2-litre engine that offers 74kW as found in Edition models which is paired to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The top of the range Elegance model still makes use of the 96kW version of this engine.

The new Opel Corsa Lite is impressively specced with front electric windows, air conditioning, Eco LED headlamps and safety features such as tyre pressure monitoring and Active Lane Keep Assist. Drivers will enjoy the seven-inch touchscreen radio and the latest in connectivity from the IntelliLink infotainment system.

Edition derivatives add LED front fog lamps and front and rear parking sensors while Elegance models are packed with tech that includes a long list of big car features.


Corsa Lite 1.2T 74kW                        R349 900

Corsa Edition 1.2T 74kW                 R356 900

Corsa Elegance 1.2T 96kW               R436 900