The all-electric Opel Corsa-e continues its winning ways and has now claimed one of the most important awards in the German automobile industry – the “Golden Steering Wheel 2020”.
The Corsa-e clearly defeated tough rivals to take the first prize in the small car category. Germany’s best-selling small car is as electrifying for the experts and readers of Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag as for customers.
“Opel is electric”, says Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, “and our new Opel Corsa-e is the best proof. It shows that an electric car today can be not only dynamic and practical, but also affordable for all. We are proud of the way the Corsa-e convinces everyone: our customers, the readers of Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag, as well as the expert jury and celebrities.”
As usual, the winners had to clear two hurdles on the way victory. First, the readers of Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag elected their three favourites in each category for the final. A jury of journalists, racing drivers and car experts then tested each finalist on the DEKRA-Lausitzring racetrack, using criteria based on the Auto Bild test method. With a total of 3,218 points, the new Opel Corsa-e ultimately overcame strong “small car” competition from the Hyundai i20 in second and the VW e-Up in third, with an advantage of 141 and 431 points respectively.
Opel Corsa-e: electric mobility in its finest form
With 100kW (136hp) and 260 Newton metres of torque from the first squeeze of the accelerator, the Corsa-e offers state-of-the-art electric mobility. With a range of up to 337 km according to the WLTP1 cycle, the agile five-seater is suitable for every-day use. Using 100kW DC, the 50 kWh battery can be fast-charged to up to 80 per cent state-of-charge in 30 minutes. The Corsa-e is ready for all charging options – via wall box, high-speed charging or cable for household sockets.
The entry level Corsa-e already offers automatic climate control with remote control, electric parking brake and keyless start, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible Multimedia Radio with 7-inch colour touchscreen, OpelConnect Services and a digital cockpit. Systems such as forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and intelligent cruise control are also included at no extra cost.