2011 Vauxhall Corsa revealed

It represents a small refresh for the Corsa, which is the second best-selling supermini in the UK after the Ford Fiesta.

The biggest change comes at the front, where the new Griffin badge – designed to look more ‘aggressive’ than previous iterations – takes pride of place.

It brings with it a new front grille and front bumper to make it look like the Corsa is smiling, a look accentuated by the new headlamps and LED running lights taken from the recently launched Vauxhall Meriva MPV.

The exterior revamp is completed by three typically extravagantly-named colours for the body work. These include Lime Green, Chilli Orange and Guacamole.

They are joined by the reintroduced Sunny Melon and Pepperdust metallic – last seen on the new Meriva.

Inside, the interior doesn’t miss out, with Steel Blue and Tabasco Orange seat trims added to the range of colours.

Cosmetic changes are not the only difference between 2010 and 2011 models; the Corsa also comes with a new optional Touch & Connect multi-media system complete with 5" touch screen display and 3D satellite navigation maps.

Alloy wheels for the sporty VXR version have been updated, while at the other end of the scale the ecoFLEX, low-C O2 model remains.

However, the new 20 per cent rate of VAT means prices have now increased to £9,995 – a rise of between £60 and £75 depending on the model.

Vauxhall will argue the new seat trims, exterior colours and multi-media system, complete with CD player, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, will justify the small price rise for 2011.

The new 2011 Vauxhall Corsa will be available to buy in February next year.