A resurgent Opel is putting the finishing touches on its next-generation Corsa, which could debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The German carmaker – now under the PSA group after being bought over from longtime owner General Motors in 2017 – has released the first teaser photo of its new B-segment hatchback, indicating an impending unveiling.

The sole image shows the car’s headlight, which retains the arrow shape of the current model and features an LED projector with IllumiLux branding. That’s Opel’s nomenclature for its matrix lighting technology, meaning that the Corsa will be the first car in the segment to come with such a system.

Expect the car to ride on PSA’s new Common Modular Platform (CMP) that will also underpin the next Peugeot 208. Autocar reports that the new Corsa was developed in less than two years, since a switch from a GM architecture meant axing a planned successor that was almost ready for production.

The next-generation Opel Corsa will be based on the next Peugeot 208

According to the publication, such a vehicle would’ve forced PSA to pay GM a licensing fee, which its CEO Carlos Tavares was keen to avoid as he seeks to make its brands profitable by 2020. However, Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said that the car won’t be compromised in any way by this switch.

“It’s true that we had a version ready to go, and you can’t just stretch a design to fit a new platform, but the teams have done a fantastic job in record time to ensure that the car is on schedule,” he said.

Aside from utilising the same platform, the Corsa is also set to use the same engines as the 208, including the latest 1.2 litre PureTech turbocharged three-cylinder mills. It will also spawn an all-electric version with an expected range of 400 km.