Above par for the Corsa

Opel's newest subcompact is a zippy car with plenty of premium features and a competitive price

The Opel is chock-full of premium features, including a tactile joystick-style transmission lever as well as a keyless system, electronic parking brake, drive mode select, cruise control, lane-keeping, parking assistance with 360-degree reverse camer
The Opel is chock-full of premium features, including a tactile joystick-style transmission lever as well as a keyless system, electronic parking brake, drive mode select, cruise control, lane-keeping, parking assistance with 360-degree reverse camera and LED headlights.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The Opel is chock-full of premium features, including a tactile joystick-style transmission lever as well as a keyless system, electronic parking brake, drive mode select, cruise control, lane-keeping, parking assistance with 360-degree reverse camer
The Opel is chock-full of premium features, including a tactile joystick-style transmission lever as well as a keyless system, electronic parking brake, drive mode select, cruise control, lane-keeping, parking assistance with 360-degree reverse camera and LED headlights.ST PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN

Opel floundered under the ownership of General Motors. The German brand was taken over in 2017 by PSA Group, the French corporation which owns Peugeot and Citroen.

Will Opel's fortunes change? Quite likely, if you consider how current cars made by the PSA Group have possibly the best mix of power, refinement, comfort, handling and value.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2020, with the headline 'Above par for the Corsa'. Print Edition | Subscribe