2012 Vauxhall Corsa SUV -- Rendering And Spy Shots

2012 Vauxhall Opel Corsa SUV rendering

Our spies have caught the forthcoming Vauxhall Corsa based SUV out testing again and we can see enough to produce this rendering of what the production car could look like when it hits the streets in 2012.  In Ireland and on the continent the car will be badged an Opel.

We refer to it as Corsa based, but in reality this will be the first Vauxhall badged car to use this platform.  Developed by GM Daewoo in Korean, it’s the ‘Gamma II’ platform that has already spawned the Chevrolet Spark and Aveo.  Vauxhall Opel’s Russelheim, Germany based engineers will use it as the basis of all the company’s small cars in Europe, replacing the ‘SCCS’ platform that underpins the current Corsa D and Fiat Punto (after GM and Fiat signed a joint venture).  This SUV will be the first Vauxhall on the platform, closely followed by a replacement for today’s Corsa and the new Allegra city car.  There will also be a Chevrolet badged sub-compact SUV based on this platform too, codenamed the ‘T2X’.

For engines the as yet unnamed SUV will rely on the Corsa, Meriva MPV and new Astra, with a four cylinder 1.4 litre turbo petrol with 120PS or 140PS; a 1.6 petrol with 180PS; and a four cylinder 1.7 litre diesel engine with either 110 or 130PS.  An EcoFLEX 1.3 diesel is also a possibility, with 95PS, focused on low fuel consumption and emissions.  Transmissions will be five or six speed manuals or an automatic.  Two and four wheel drive versions will be available, both sporting the raised ride height.

The car will take on the Nissan Juke and MINI Countyman, as well as forthcoming mini SUVs based on the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.  It is expected to be better equipped and more luxurious than its mainstream rivals, however, and will debut a new multimedia ‘infotainment’ system being developed for the whole Vauxhall range.  Due in 2012, the baby Antara will will be priced from about £14,000.


RELATED POSTS

Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift caught with disguised rear lights
This is Britain's fastest Police car: Midlands police receives McLaren 12C Spider patrol car
Citroen C4 Cactus Aventure concept revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut
Sebastian Vettel testing Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype with GT-R power
Audi introduces new lightweight springs made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer
Peugeot remakes epic 1984 205 GTi commercial with the new 208 GTi [VIDEO]
New Volkswagen Passat is Europe's "Car of the Year 2015"
Test your car knowledge with the ultimate Movie & TV Car Quiz
2016 European Car of the Year nominees announced
Aston Martin takes over Harrods window display
Clyno - the British car that time forgot
New fourth-generation Audi A8 revealed for automated driving
Tags: ,
linode.com