The Corsa is a dream to drive – and it’s all made possible by the nippy technology under the shell. Here’s just a taster.
All Corsa models are available with three new, Euro 5-compliant ECOTEC petrol engines. Vauxhall ECOTEC® engines are responsive and economical, combining high torque (for efficiency and power) with improved fuel economy and low emissions. Just 119g/km of CO₂ emissions on the 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Start/Stop place this model into low Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) group C.
Corsa’s diesel-engine range combines performance and efficiency. The range-topping 1.7CDTi 16v ecoFLEX (130PS) joins three variations of the 1.3CDTi 16v: the 75PS ecoFLEX, a 95PS ecoFLEX unit with Start/Stop as standard, and a further 1.3 95PS ecoFLEX engine available on the upper trim levels. All diesel engines feature a diesel particulate filter, and just 88g/km of CO₂ emissions on the diesel 1.3 CDTi (95PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop puts it in the lowest band A, which is exempt from VED.
Start/Stop switches the engine off when you stop at the lights or in traffic, then restarts it when you press the clutch, saving fuel and reducing emissions. The AUTOSTOP symbol in the rev counter tells you when the engine has stopped. To turn off Start/Stop, you just press the ECO button on the fascia.
The 1.3CDTi 16v (95PS) SE and SXi plus 1.7CDTi 16v SE and SRi diesel models come with a six-speed manual gearbox. The rest of the range comes with a five-speed as standard, with four-speed automatic (1.4i 16v) and five-speed Easytronic (1.2i 16v) transmissions also available.
In the Corsa 3-door, the anti-lock braking system ABS is much more than ‘just’ ABS. It’s our latest-generation system with emergency brake assistance, cornering brake control and straight-line stability control. Safe journey!
Our optional electronic stability programme senses when your Corsa is about to slide on a bend and applies corrective braking to the wheels. (With conventional ESP systems, the braking system is only applied to one wheel.)
Choose the sports chassis for superb handling and agility. It’s standard on the SRi and Limited Edition, and comes with the SXi and SE models when you go for 17-inch alloy wheels. It also comes with our Linea Stripes pack when added to the Exclusiv, SXi and SRi trims.
Our power-assisted steering helps you park and ensures good road contact and steering precision at higher speed.
Images and colours shown are for illustrative purposes only and may show optional equipment.
^£28,750 on-the-road cost for Ampera includes £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant.