2013 Vauxhall Corsa is the greenest ever

The three-door version of the ecoFlex Corsa supermini has received upgrades to its powertrain including a new oil pump and tweaks to the engine mapping on its 94bhp 1.3-litre turbodiesel unit.

As a result the car’s average fuel economy is now 85.6mpg, an improvement of 2.4mpg. The CO2 emissions figure is also reduced from 94g/km to just 88g/km. Thus the three-door ecoFlex Corsa is now the lowest emitting Vauxhall diesel to ever go on sale.

In the five-door specification, the 2013 Vauxhall Corsa officially returns 83.1mpg and emits 89g/km in CO2.

With either three or five doors, the ecoFlex Corsa is exempt from road tax and its latest figures are closer to rivals such as the Peugeot 208 e-HDi which averages 83mpg and emits 87g/km.

The Vauxhall Corsa ecoFlex is still available with a manual transmission and performance figures are unchanged, with the 0-62mph sprint covered in 12.3 seconds and the top speed is 109mph.

Across the whole range, the 2013 Vauxhall Corsa also receives new suspension and damper settings, as well as improved low-rolling resistance tyres, all introduced to make the supermini’s ride more comfortable.

The new settings apply to all Corsa specifications except the VXR hot hatch range.

From 1 November 2012, the 2013 Vauxhall Corsa range will also offer a new manual gearbox which aims to deliver smoother gear changes then before, as well as more durability when driving in cold conditions.

Prices for the 2013 Vauxhall Corsa range are unchanged, which means the supermini still starts from just £9,495. Motorists can find the updated range now at Perrys Vauxhall Dealerships.