With the Ford Fiesta dominating car sales year after year, British automobile manufacturer Vauxhall looks to turn the tide with the launch of an all-new Corsa. This latest model features a highly efficient engine that can take better advantage of the power that Vauxhall Corsa car batteries bring. This release comes with petrol and diesel engine options, as well as an all-electric version that uses a Vauxhall battery and motor similar to the Peugeot e-208.
Being the first vehicle developed under the PSA’s ownership, it is also based on the same platform as the Peugeot 208, which launched recently.
As the Corsa is Vauxhall’s top-selling car at over 54,000 sales, the release of the newest model will test the heights that Vauxhall can reach in partnership with its French stepbrother.
The new Vauxhall Corsa is very different from its predecessor and borrows many design elements from the Peugeot 208. Although the two cars have similarities, there are also many fundamental differences.
For one, the new Corsa features a more conventional interior in contrast to the 208’s futuristic-looking setup, possibly in a bid to attract traditional buyers. The new Corsa appears more ergonomic, with the steering wheel and instruments positioned more comfortably for the driver. It also has a convenient reach adjustment feature on the steering column, which can help drivers reach the pedals more easily.
The infotainment system is almost the same as the Peugeot 208’s, except the Corsa’s version will have separate climate control features. The infotainment system is available with either a seven- or ten-inch touchscreen.
In terms of performance, the new Corsa is a step up from the previous version. According to Vauxhall, this new model will no longer be like a mini-MPV but will have comparable specs to its biggest rival, the Ford Fiesta.
With over 100 kilograms dropped from its frame, it is now 10% lighter and handles much better as a result. For such a small car, it boasts a high level of performance, able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than ten seconds.
The power is transmitted through a six-speed manual gearbox with slick shifting. An eight-speed option is also available.
The new Corsa has many engine options to choose from, with the 1.2-litre 100PS unit the most popular. The single diesel engine can serve up to 102PS and can reach 70mpg, potentially making this the ideal vehicle for those looking to get the most mileage. Rounding out the combustible engine line-up is an entry-level 75PS petrol engine.
All of the Corsa’s engines run with minimal noise despite their fantastic performance. They also promise lower carbon emissions at 126 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
Compared to the Ford Fiesta, the price tag on the new Corsa is much lower, with the cheapest version priced at £15,550. There are also more expensive editions available that come with luxury add-ons. For instance, the Corsa Ultimate, priced at £25,990, comes with leather upholstery, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, and matrix LED headlights.
If you’re looking to buy an excellent all-rounder vehicle like the new Corsa, you should remember that getting a high-quality Vauxhall battery is essential. Without a powerful car battery, your vehicle may suffer from poor performance or other inconveniences.