Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
3.7 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
5.9 10 Energy Efficiency Index
4.6 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
4.610Cold test
7.110Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
0.010Highway
Road test
3.110On-Road Drive
0.08On-Road Heavy Load
2.65On-Road Light Load
4.05On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 1.2 direct-injection petrol Corsa performs well in the less challenging tests. In the warm-start test especially, emissions are well controlled and the car scores 7.1 out of a possible 10 points. However, in the tougher tests, the car struggles to limit pollutant output and in the cold ambient temperature test the car scores no points.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.510Cold test
7.710Warm test
4.910Cold Ambient test
4.610Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 6.1l100 km 794km
Worst-case 7.2l100 km 628km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Energy efficiency is not class-leading, with an average fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km and worst-case of 7.2 l/100 km.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.47Cold test
4.27Warm test
2.57Cold Ambient test
2.97Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Emissions of Methane, CH4, and laughing gas, N2O, are very low in all of the tests. These are very potent greenhouse gases, unregulated by legislation, so it is very much to Opel's credit that emissions of these gases should be so low.

Our verdict

The Corsa, an iconic vehicle in the Opel/Vauxhall model line-up for many years, is tested here with a 1.2 litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine. In the past, such cars would have struggled to limit particulate emissions but, equipped as it is with a gasoline particulate filter (GPF), the Corsa does a fine job in this regard. Indeed, pollutant emissions are generally well controlled in most tests but the car struggles in the more demanding tests such as cold ambient temperature and, here, emissions of several gases are high. For such a small car, the Corsa does not excel in energy efficiency but its greenhouse gas emissions are generally low, especially those of the unregulated gases. Overall, the Corsa emerges from Green NCAP's tests with a 2½ star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car VXKUPHNSSL405XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d
  • Tyres 205/45R17
  • Mass 1,170 kg
  • Engine Size 1,199 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 96 kW/230 Nm
  • Published CO2 129 g/km