A central part of the Vauxhall range since its 1982 debut, the Corsa has kept up with the times whilst retaining the same qualities that has endeared it to nearly 1.5 million British motorists over the years. The new fifth-generation model, scheduled for release in the spring of 2014, has been extensively restyled and had its weight reduced, in addition to boasting a range of more powerful engines with greater fuel economy and a new gearbox.
The new supermini will take certain design cues from the manufacturer’s Adam supermini and the Astra GTC coupé. The large headlights and slimline chrome grille, along with the characteristic “blade” design along the sides of the vehicle, complement the curved profile to give it a chic yet assertive look.
The designers of the new Vauxhall Corsa have been careful not to increase its size, meaning that it can retain the same practicality in the congested situations which often face drivers on urban or suburban roads. The celebrated agility and turn of pace of the Corsa has been enhanced further by a weight reduction of 50kg, meaning that models equipped with the three-cylinder 1.0 litre engine will weigh under a tonne.
The variety of excellent petrol and diesel engines that will be available to buyers when the new Corsa is released is to be supplemented with an all-new 1.6 litre diesel unit. All specifications will feature Stop/Start engine technology, adding to the car’s impressive fuel efficiency and modest carbon emissions. A revised six-speed transmission will also be standard on all models.
The Baylis Vauxhall dealerships throughout Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire will be among the first retailers to stock the new Corsa when it is launched in spring next year. Keep returning to the Baylis sites to keep up with future updates on the model’s progress.