This is Vauxhall’s rather grown-up and rather sophisticated looking new Corsa.
The new Corsa is bigger than the previous model and has more room inside for the driver and passenger but despite it growing in size it actually weighs less! It uses the same underpinnings as its Peugeot Citroen brothers.
The interior is rather welcoming with the dashboard being dominated by the new multimedia screen. There is a huge improvement with the quality of materials used in the cabin and the same applies with the switchgear. The drive selector looks like it has come straight from a new BMW….which is a good thing.
The new Corsa will be available in petrol and diesel with the electric version out later in 2020. Compared with other manufacturers, Vauxhall-Opel have gone down a different route regarding the design of their electric version. The Corsa-e will look exactly the same as the petrol and diesel Corsa…apart from different wheels and e badges.
If you were to look closely from the side view you would see that the rear wheels on the electric model are slightly off-set (or pushed forward in the wheel arch) compared to the petrol or diesel versions. I will guess that’s to do with the batteries and electric drivetrain etc.
The Corsa-e will use a 50 kWh battery with a range of up to 205 miles (WLTP).
Fast-charging to 80 per cent charge in just 30 minutes.
As I have written at the start of this blog, the new Corsa has definitely “grown up” especially when compared to the first version of the Corsa – the Corsa GT (Nova SR to us in the UK). They were stood side by side at the show and really seemed worlds apart in terms of interior space and quality.
- 1.2 litre (75PS) petrol
- 1.2 litre (100PS)
- 1.5 litre diesel (100PS)
Prices start from £15,550 on the road for the 1.2 litre (75PS) engine SE.