1994, 1995, 1996 Chevrolet Corsica

1994 Chevrolet Corsica
The 1994 Corsica added standard air conditioning with
CFC-free refrigerant.

The 1994 Chevrolet Corsica looked little different than in past years, but it did receive some notable revisions. Air conditioning was made standard, and it now used CFC-free refrigerant. The standard automatic door locks activated when the car was put in motion and unlocked when the engine was shut off. (The unlocking function could be disabled by removing a fuse, at which point the doors had to be unlocked by sliding a switch.)

Manual front seat belts were replaced by manual lap belts and door-mounted shoulder belts that could be left buckled to automatically deploy when the doors were closed.

Corsica came in one trim level, with a standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that now produced 120 horsepower, up from 110. The previously standard five-speed manual was dropped, making a three-speed automatic the only transmission offered with the four.

Optional again was a 3.1-liter V-6, but it not only got a boost in power, growing from 140 to 160 horses, but also a new four-speed automatic transmission.

Changes for the 1995 Chevrolet Corsica were few. Daytime running lights were adopted, which were overridden when the regular headlights were turned on. The four-speed automatic was filled with fluid that was supposed to last 100,000 miles under normal driving conditions, and the standard tires were upgraded from 185/75R14s to 195/70R14s, now the only size available.

The Corsica was a virtual rerun for 1996, its final season. Along with the Beretta (also due to bow out), the pair had enjoyed a relatively prosperous life, running more than nine years with few changes.

And that's what eventually doomed them. Lacking dual air bags and carrying the same styling year after year, they were overĀ­taken not only by their many natural rivals but by their own showroom siblings as well.

1995 Chevrolet Corsica
The Corsica picked up daytime running lights for 1995.

1994 Chevrolet Corsica Facts

Model

Weight (lbs.)

Price (new)

Number built

Corsica

2,665

$13,145

208,380 (Corsica and Beretta combined production)


1995 Chevrolet Corsica Facts

Model

Weight (lbs.)

Price (new)

Number built

Corsica

2,745

$13,890

NA


1996 Chevrolet Corsica Facts

Model

Weight (lbs.)

Price (new)

Number built

Corsica

2,745

$14,385

NA

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