The Vauxhall Corsa is set to enjoy one of the most successful periods in its long history, due to its attractive current styling and all round quality feel. The Corsa has a big presence on our roads, being Vauxhall’s second best selling model – behind the Astra. The Corsa is a regular in the top three of the UK’s best selling vehicles.
The new Corsa takes much of its styling from the critically acclaimed Insignia. Its shape has been refined by Niels Loeb and perfected under the supervision of the Mark Adams design team. It has the sturdy muscular front end of the modern Vauxhall, along with the sleek ‘Eagle Eye’ headlamps.
The windscreen is a steep incline, giving the car a near wedge shape, cutting back towards a solid looking tail. To many, the Vauxhall Corsa is currently the best looking small car on the market, and a keen rival to the popular Ford Fiesta. Both cars have a stealthy style, far removed from some of their cutesy counterparts.
The Corsa comes with a huge variety of options, makes and models. There’s the Expression, Excite, Exclusive, SE, SXi, VXR and Sri to name but a few. Engine types are equally abundant. The lower range 1 litre and 1.2’s will be popular options as they represent the Corsa’s budget value – prices starting at around £8,995, unless you are happy with a nearly new car then check out the varying prices at motors.co.uk. The 1.4 litre version rounds off the petrol range.
The diesels seem particularly appealing. There’s a 1.3CDTi with either 75bhp or 89bhp, and then there are the more powerful 1.7CDTi options which offer an impressive 123bhp. The 1.3CDTi looks set to be a popular option due to its impressive 63mpg figures. The diesel engines bear the ecoFLEX brand and are a good example of modern diesel engineering.
The Vauxhall Corsa is a trailblazing supermini that seems to be capturing the attention of critics and buyers alike. It’s a practical small car that provides good fuel economy and market leading aesthetics.