New Vauxhall Corsa ‘coming next month’

Unveiling its plans for the next 12 months, Vauxhall has confirmed a new-look Corsa will be the first model to be introduced.

Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Managing Director, said:"Vauxhall is going from strength to strength at the moment and we’re looking forward to revealing a raft of new, exciting models during 2011, including the new-look Corsa, coming next month."

The Vauxhall Corsa supermini, which topped the sales charts in Scotland for 2010 and regularly finished in the top three best-sellers overall in the UK, will be updated with new styling inside and out early in 2011.

It will be joined by an all-new Zafira MPV later in the year, the manufacturer has revealed. The large, seven-seat MPV is one of the longest-running models in the Vauxhall line-up and will receive a complete makeover, including more efficient engines and styling in keeping with the rest of the Vauxhall range.

A third model confirmed for 2011 is the VXR8 super-saloon. The high performance car comes fitted with a powerful V8 engine and will be the flagship performance car of Vauxhall’s VXR range.

Vauxhall has also given ‘more than a hint’ a new three-door Astra could go on sale in 2011. The family car could join the five-door and ST models in the Astra range as early as 2011.

Finally, 2011 will see the build up to the launch of the Vauxhall Ampera. The extended-range electric vehicle is capable of driving on all electric power but offers an extended range courtesy of a small petrol engine which powers the battery when the charge runs low.

Currently being sold as the Chevrolet Volt in the US, the Vauxhall Ampera is expected to arrive early in 2012.