Vauxhall releases specs for new Corsa

Vauxhall has released details of the newest version of the ever-popular Corsa ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Following its unveiling last month, the new supermini will appear at the show this October and will feature an all-new 1.0-litre three cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine.

Turbocharged direct injection petrol unit

The turbocharged direct injection petrol unit will be available with an output of either 89bhp or 113bhp, with 170Nm of torque at only 1,800rpm.

Vauxhall claims that this is particularly important when accelerating from 50mph to 75mph for overtaking, and says that the newest version of the award-winning Corsa will do this in 10.4 seconds.

The new engine will also come fitted with start-stop technology as standard to improve fuel efficiency, with the lower-output model reportedly having a combined fuel consumption of 54.7mpg.

Other power options will include 1.2 and 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated petrol units available with 69bhp or 79bhp.

Two turbocharged 1.3-litre CDTi diesel engines will also be available, with stop-start technology and outputs of either 74bhp or 94bhp.

Equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, the Luton-based carmaker says that the 94bhp diesel will have the best economy of the lot, with CO2 emissions of 85g/km and a fuel consumption of 87.8mpg on the three-door model.

Interior

The new Corsa supermini will also come with a revised interior, with a new cockpit designed around an IntelliLink infotainment system which comes as standard on all except the entry-level model.

With a seven-inch touchscreen, the system will be smartphone compatible and will also support voice commands, Bluetooth and the iPhone’s Siri function, along with downloadable apps.

As well as that, a host of other driver assistance systems will also feature in the Corsa. These will include hill start assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system and heated windscreen as standard.

Trim Levels

Moving up trim levels will add bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, an advanced park assist system, plus blind spot alert features and a rear view camera.

Further equipment on the higher-end models will include forward collision warning, high beam assist plus lane departure warning and road sign recognition technology.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but Vauxhall has said that more details will be available in October, with the first models due to go into production later in the year.