The Corsa D was created using a new version of the SCCS platform, which was co-developed by General Motors/Opel and Fiat, and is also employed by the 2006 Fiat Grande Punto. The first official pictures of the Corsa D, were released by Opel in May 2006. In the United Kingdom, What Car? awarded it 2007 Car of the Year.
In 2007, Opel introduced sport version of Corsa tuned by Opel Performance Center (OPC) – Corsa OPC. Corsa have 1.6-liter I4 turbo engine with 141 kW (192 PS; 189 hp) at 5.850 rpm and 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) of torque at 1,980 to 5,850 rpm, with overboost function which boost up torque figure to 266 N·m (196 lb·ft). 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time is 7.2 s and top speed is 225 km/h (140 mph). Differences with standard Corsa in interior are sporty Recaro seats, OPC steering wheel and gear knob, instrument dials with OPC background. At exterior there are different front and rear bumper with triangle shaped exhaust, and wind difusors.
There is also OPC tail spoilers and skirts. Car have stiffer and lower suspension than regular Corsa. Standard rims are 17-inch and optional 18-inch. Corsa OPC is only available as 3-door version.