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Motor journalists name Corsa "Top Car 2007"

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Flybrian    0

4.12.2006

Motor journalists name Corsa "Top Car 2007"

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High commendation for the Corsa: It was named "Top Car 2007" by more than 140 German, Austrian and Swiss motor journalists in the "City" category, ahead of renowned competitors like VW Polo and Mini Cooper.

"We are very honored to win this award because the Corsa was elected by car experts. The Corsa didn't just convince the journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Earlier it already won the "Car of the Year" award in Denmark and ranked second in the European "Car of the Year" election. Our customers also like the Corsa very much: We received as many as 150,000 orders, more than 50 percent over of our forecast."

Beside the award-winning Corsa, the GT ("Fun" category), Antara ("Offroad") and the integrated Flex-Fix carrier ("Innovation") also ranked high in their respective category.

P.S. - Read about Corsa's second-place European Car of the Year finish below...

:forum:Corsa takes #2 spot as Euro CotY

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MyerShift    7

We can only hope it's coming as soon as possible.

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CSpec    515

we are thinking we'll get this in the next gen style right?....like 5 years?

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Yep. Lutz said it would have taken 3 years to modify this design to meet US requirements, so they might as well just wait for the next gen.

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thegriffon    5

Yep. Lutz said it would have taken 3 years to modify this design to meet US requirements, so they might as well just wait for the next gen.

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Honda did the Fit anyway, much futher into the model cycle (it was introduced in, ahem, 2001). To make it meet US regs they had to stretch the bumpers a total of 6", mostly at the front. The hood and front light clusters have been stretched as well to make it look less apparent. The first-gen M45 had to have its bumpers stretched about 6" as well. By contrast the Yaris hatch, designed from the outset for US sale is only 2.4" longer, and the Yaris sedan is no larger at all.

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ocnblu    733

The kind of bandaid engineering Honda did to the Fit to make it meet U.S. crash standards should scare potential buyers.

The Corsa is a hot little bug and should make a fun, classy entry level car for Saturn.

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cavalier36    7

we may see it sooner than that. if it is sold in the united states it will carry a Saturn bagde and would be sold in canada and mexico as a Pontiac.. unlike the astra this would be built in the U.S. Canada or Mexico.. possibly Spring Hill TN. after the current Ion dies..

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pow    106

What would GM have to do to meet US requirements? The Corsa already got a 5-star EuroNCAP rating... I'm assuming bumper length, gas tank placement, side reflectors, etc, are all US technicalities.

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TKR    0

What would GM have to do to meet US requirements? The Corsa already got a 5-star EuroNCAP rating... I'm assuming bumper length, gas tank placement, side reflectors, etc, are all US technicalities.

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You actually are not allowed to die in a motor vehicle in the US! :duh:

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aaaantoine    4

You actually are not allowed to die in a motor vehicle in the US!  :duh:

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Well... Yeah, that's pretty much what NHTSA is going for.

What would GM have to do to meet US requirements? The Corsa already got a 5-star EuroNCAP rating... I'm assuming bumper length, gas tank placement, side reflectors, etc, are all US technicalities.

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If someone has the time to read this, go nuts.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/standards/

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