1990 Chevrolet Corsica

1990 Chevrolet Corsica
More standard features and a bit more muscle
marked Corsica for 1990.

The 1990 Chevrolet Corsica was dressed up with a higher level of standard equipment and larger engines. Both notchback and hatchback body styles were again offered, but base models were renamed LT and outfitted with features from the previous year's LT options package.

That included gloss-black exterior trim and fancier interior door panels with cloth inserts. The sporty LTZ added standard reclining front bucket seats with four-way headrests and adjustable lumbar supports.

Underhood, the base 2.0-liter four was supplanted by a larger 2.2-liter version. Horsepower jumped from 90 to 98, while torque went from 108 pound-feet to 120.

The V-6, which was standard on the LTZ and optional on the LT, was also enlarged, from 2.8 liters to 3.1. Horsepower rose from 130 to 135, while torque was up from 160 pound-feet to 180.

Once again, both came with either a five-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic.

Despite the fact that the 1990 LT cost less than the 1989 base model -- and added more equipment -- Corsica sales dropped again, to 194,521. But it was a slower year for car sales in general, and when that figure was combined with those of the two-door Beretta, the pair came in a close third behind their sibling Cavalier in industry rankings.

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT
The 1990 Corsica base LT model benefited from the line's
upgraded standard equipment.

1990 Chevrolet Corsica Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Corsica

2,491-2,609

$9,495-$12,795

306,807 (Corsica and Beretta combined production)

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