Based on the current Corsa, a handful of spy photos of the much-awaited Opel baby-Antara are here. The new mini SUV will fall behind the Antara in the Opel model lineup. The mini SUV is being built by GM Daewoo in Korea, wherein most Chevrolet European models – like Cruze and Beat – are made.
The developing model could inherit a lot of technology from the recently launched Chevrolet Sonic (North America) which in turn is based on the Chevrolet Aveo (Europe).
Counting on that, the baby-Antara which is yet to get an official name could choose a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine developing 140 PS (138 bhp / 103 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It could be equipped with front wheel drive and all wheel drive and will be available in both petrol and diesel.
The forklift portrayed in the spy photos is very much disguised, however, the Opel logo at the center of the faceplate is clearly seen. The design of the headlights seems to follow that of the Astra.
This small SUV will definitely bring a fresh air to the Corsa family, the arrival is scheduled for 2012.