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LONDON — The British Motor Show, which moves back to London this year after many years in Birmingham, has scored a major coup with the announcement that the world launch of the Opel Corsa subcompact will take place at the show.
The wraps will come off the car, which is sold under the Vauxhall brand in Britain, on July 18. Bill Parfitt, Vauxhall's managing director, said: "The U.K. is Europe's biggest market for the Corsa by some margin, and it regularly tops the British car sales charts. It was a natural decision to choose the London Motor Show for the unveil of the all-new model."
Both three- and five-door versions of the fourth-generation Corsa will be on show in London, and sales are due to start in the fall. GM promises the car will have "stunning styling and an array of innovative technology features."
One market that won't be getting the Corsa is India. GM has announced it's pulling the brand out of the country and has stopped local production of the existing Corsa. Instead, Chevrolet will become the main GM brand in India — and just about every other emerging market.
GM launched the Korean-developed Chevrolet Aveo sedan last week in India and is selling it alongside the Optra sedan and the Tavera multi-utility vehicle.
What this means to you: It's good news for the British show that automakers are supporting the move back to London.