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Opel Corsa/Chevrolet Corsa/Chevrolet Corsa Classic/Chevrolet Classic/Opel Corsa Lite/Buick Sail/Chevrolet Monza/Chevrolet Chevy/Opel Sail/Opel Swing/Chevrolet Sail. 1993–2016 (prod. 3,982,285 to 2011). 3-, 4- and 5-door saloon, 5-door estate, 2-door pick-up, 2-door van. F/F, 973 cm³ (I3 DOHC), 1196, 1389 cm³ petrol, 1488, 1686 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1199, 1389, 1598 cm³ (I4 DOHC). Replacement for Corsa A adopts cute, rounded lines and launched in Europe with huge campaign using supermodels. The car itself may have been fashionable, but it was never a class leader, lacking refinement in some cases. However, it became GM’s world car, more so after its European run stopped in 2000; Chinese run stopped at the end of 2009. While aimed at Europe, it was built also in Brazil and South Africa during its original run and exported to Australasia. It became the entry-level GM car in China, initially as the Buick Sail, and from 2005 the Chevrolet Sail (the station wagon was called the SRV). In México, the cars were called Chevrolet Monza and Chevrolet Chevy; a facelift saw all branded Chevrolet Chevy C2, then just Chevy again after a 2009 facelift inspired by the Chevrolet Aveo version of the Daewoo Gentra. Final Mexican Chevys called Chevy Joy, finishing its 18-year run in the country in 2012, replaced by a local edition of the Daewoo Gentra. Nose and tail job for 2012 in Brazil for four-door Chevrolet Classic, but different from 2009 Mexican one. Indian models were called Opel Sail initially. Other names included Opel Corsa Lite (South Africa, after introduction of Opel Corsa B), Opel Swing (saloon and estate, India), Opel Vita (Japan), Vauxhall Corsa (UK) and Holden Barina (Australasia). Final Classics left São José in 2016, replaced by Prisma Joy, a downmarket version of the regular Prisma.

Manufacturing locations: Zaragoza, Spain; São José dos Campos, Brazil; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Shanghai, China; Miguel Hidalgo, México; Halol, Gujarat, India; Alvear, Santa Fe, Argentina

Marque: Opel | Model: Opel Corsa | Predecessors: Opel Corsa A, Suzuki Cultus (AA44S) | Successors: Opel Corsa C, Chevrolet Sail (2010–14), Daewoo Gentra (T250), Chevrolet Prisma (2013–19)


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