The Corsa Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

Vauxhall have overhauled their supermini with brand-new styling and an electric powertrain option.

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The Corsa has been completely revamped with modern styling in line with the brand’s new design language. Outside, the car takes on a more square silhouette than its predecessor, with a conservative design for the grill and headlights reminiscent of the larger Vauxhall Astra.

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Inside, the Corsa features a 7-inch Multimedia display as standard, which comes complete with navigation and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto – those opting for a higher trim level will get a 10-inch touchscreen. Vauxhall Connect telematics service is available on the model, which offers services such as real-time traffic information and emergency calls.

Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist, Side Blind Sport Alert and automatic emergency braking all help to make driving the Corsa simple and safe. When parking, front and rear parking sensors and a rear view camera can help make the process as easy as possible.

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One of the biggest features of the new Corsa is the 50kWh electric engine. The model, dubbed the Corsa-e, has a 205-mile WLTP range, which can be extended by 40% when using the car’s Eco Mode. There are also two other driving modes: Normal and Sport. Normal mode will achieve the 205-mile range quoted, but Sport increases the driving performance if the driver can stomach the 10% sacrifice in range.

Charging takes only 30 minutes to reach 80% at a Rapid Charge Station – good news for those taking advantage of the car’s 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds. Around town, the 0-31mph time of 2.8 seconds will surely suffice.

The Corsa-e is another step in Vauxhall’s vision to have an electric version of every model in its range by 2024.