Reuters Forum-GM's Opel has 70,000-75,000 orders for new Corsa


PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - General Motors' Opel divison has already received between 70,000 and 75,000 orders for its new Corsa model, a top executive told Reuters on Wednesday. "We have pre-sale orders that have very much exceeded our expectations," Roger Johansson, vice president of GM Powertrain Europe, told a Reuters automotive forum. The subcompact goes on sale in Europe on Oct. 7. GM has said it expects to sell around 375,000 Corsas in 2007.

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