Vauxhall Corsa-e 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh [7.4kWCh] - Electric, Reverse Camera & Satellite Navigation Electric Automatic 5 door Hatchback (2020) at Doves Vauxhall Southampton

Specification of our Demonstrator Model Vauxhall Corsa-e includes Vauxhall Connect, Steering wheel mounted audio/phone/cruise controls, Multimedia Navi Pro with 10-inch Touchscreen and Smartphone Integration, Cruise control with intelligent speed limiter, Keyless Entry and Start, Front and rear parking distance sensors, Comfort front seats, rear view camera and 7.4kW on-board charger with Mode 3, 7.4kW cable. To help maintain social distancing, we kindly ask that you make an appointment before your visit. CLICK, COLLECT, DRIVE - Reserve online today!

11/03/2020

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Manuals

Manuals

Body Glass

Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window, Electrically operated front and rear windows, Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility, Rain sensitive windscreen wipers, Solar heat absorbing windscreen, Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe

Brakes

Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Auto city emergency braking, Cornering brake control, Drag torque control, EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution, Electrically operated parking brake, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Emergency brake assist, Hill hold and start system, Traction control

Chassis/Suspension

Chassis equipment front strut assembly, Chassis equipment rear axle compound crank, Ride and handling manual electronic controlled, Standard chassis suspension system ride handling

Communication

Auto tele unit 3S vehicle communication system

Driver Aids

Cruise control with speed limiter, Electric power steering, Front and rear parking sensors, Front camera system, Front pedestrian detection BASIS, Lane departure warning with lane assist, Panoramic rear view camera, Speed sensitive power steering, Traffic sign recognition

Driver Information

7" TFT instrument cluster, Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information, Engine oil life indicator, Frequencies rating 433 MHZ, Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side, Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light, Lights on audible warning, Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time, Multimedia Nav pro info system 10" touchscreen,Sat-Nav,European coverage,2D/3D street map,Bluetooth audio stream/Apple carplay/Android auto, Service indicator, Side blind spot alert and flank guard, Vauxhall connect box

Driving Mirrors

Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Electrically folding door mirrors, Electrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror

Engine

Electronic returnless fuel system, Under body shield for aero

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio, Six speakers, Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls, USB with iPod control

Exterior Body Features

A pillar in black, Active aeroshutter, Black grained finish front grille, Black window side moulding with stainless DLO beltline, Body colour door handles, Body colour front and rear bumpers, Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure, Chrome effect lower side window mouldings, Chrome logo bar, Comfort body kit, High gloss black finish B pillar, Integrated rear roof spoiler level 2 ECO, Roof antenna short rod, Sports tailgate spoiler

Exterior Lights

Automatic headlamp levelling, Automatic headlight control system, Centre rear brake lights, Hazard warning lights, Headlamps for left side traffic, High beam assist, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lamps, Matrix LED headlights, Rear fog lamp, Rear reversing lights, Uplevel LED tail lamp

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Auto single zone electronic climate control - sensor air moisture W/S temp, air/pollutant/odour filter, Four adjustable facia vents, Legroom rear heater, Refrigerant low GWP, Six speed fan with illuminated controls, Windscreen and side window demist vents

Interior Features

12V power sockets, 2 cupholders in front centre console, 2 layer paint IP insert signature wings colour galvano innovation, 3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with silver painted bezel + IRC, Captain cloth/premium leather effect upholstery, Chrome inside door handles, Flat bottomed leather steering wheel, Front centre armrest with hidden storage, Front driver and co-driver side articulated grab handles, Front seatback storage pockets, Illuminated glovebox with lid, Illuminated load compartment trunk, Polyurethane gear knob/lever, Rake and telescope adjustable steering column, Right hand drive (RHD), Two litre open door pockets

Interior Lights

Courtesy lights with map reading light, LED ambient lighting, Luggage compartment lighting, Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps

Packs

Body security pack - Corsa, Insulation acoustical package - Corsa, Sales style var.1 package - Corsa

Safety

Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag, Driver airbag, Driver drowsiness alert system, Electrical child lock system in rear door latch, Forward collision alert, Front seat side impact airbags, Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light, Full size curtain airbags, Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seats, ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats, Passenger airbag, Single tone horn, Tyre deflation detection system, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest, 6 way manual co-driver fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback, 6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback, 60/40 split folding rear seat, Comfort front seats, Front passenger side provision for child restraint, Heated front seats, Heated front seats + steering wheel, Height adjustable head restraints

Security

2 keys one folding with integral remote, Engine deadlock and immobiliser, Keyless entry and start, Locking wheel nuts, Remote control central locking, Remote control security alarm system, Remote locking fuel filler flap, Steering lock

Vanity Mirrors

Sunshades with vanity mirror on driver and passenger side

Wheels - Alloy

17" Design-8 alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Tyre repair kit

General

Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
Badge Engine CC: 0
Badge Power: 136
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: N
Coin Series: Elite Nav [7.4]
Generation Mark: 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 25E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
Service Interval Mileage: 16000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh: 50
Battery Charge Type 1 kW: 7.4
Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage: 0-100
Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes): 450
Battery Charge Type 2 kW: 22
Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage: 15-80
Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes): 300
Battery Charge Type 3 kW: 50
Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage: 15-80
Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes): 45
Battery Charge Type 4 kW: 100
Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage: 15-80
Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes): 30
Battery Type: Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 16.5
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max: 16.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min: 16.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 3.8
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max: 3.7
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min: 3.8
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City: 417
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Max: 412
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Min: 417
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 336
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max: 328
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min: 336
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City: 259
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - Max: 256
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - Min: 259
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 209
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Max: 204
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Min: 209

Emissions - ICE

CO: N
CO2 (g/km): 0
HC: N
HC+NOx: N
NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: N
Catalytic Convertor: N
CC: 1
Compression Ratio: N
Cylinder Layout: N
Cylinders: N
Cylinders - Bore (mm): N
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): N
Engine Code: N
Engine Layout: N
Fuel Delivery: N
Gears: 1 SPEED
Number of Valves: N
Transmission: AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): N
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: N
EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
EC Urban (mpg): N

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 8.1
Engine Power - BHP: 136
Engine Power - KW: 100
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 192
Engine Torque - MKG: 26.5
Engine Torque - NM: 260
Top Speed: 93

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: Second Act
RDE Certification Level: N/A

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear: 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1433
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4060
Wheelbase: 2538
Width: 1765
Width (including mirrors): 1960

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight: 1920
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1118
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 309
Max. Loading Weight: 465
Minimum Kerbweight: 1455
No. of Seats: 5

E BY THRUM (new2) 30/11/2020

You can choose to have Vauxhall's smallest model in battery-powered form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the Corsa-e.

Ten Second Review

To suit the current zeitgeist, there's a version of Vauxhall's fifth generation Corsa supermini - this car, the Corsa-e - that's fully battery-powered. But would you want to pay the significant premium necessary to get it? Time to check out this little battery-powered hatch.

Background

Supermini-sized full-electric cars haven't generally been very credible to date, with one or two notable exceptions. But times are changing. Pretty soon, most volume brand manufacturers are going to be offering little EVs with the kind of driving range you once had to pay luxury money for. Vauxhall has found itself in the vanguard of this change courtesy of the borrowed PSA Group technology we first saw in the Peugeot e-208 and the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. It appears in this car, the Corsa-e, the Griffin brand's very first Zero Emissions model.

Driving Experience

Here, as with this model's cousin the Peugeot e-208, a 50kWh lithium-ion battery is mated to a 100kW electric motor putting out 136PS and working through the usual single-speed auto transmission you get with EVs. Like all electric vehicles, this one develops all its torque at once and simply hurls itself away from rest (the 30mph mark is reached in just 2.1s and 60mph is crested in only 7.6s), disguising the fact that (also like all EVs) this Zero Emissions variant has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk. That other small battery-powered little hatches manage this issue a little better is evidenced by the fact that the Corsa-e's WLTP-rated 209 mile driving range is easily improved upon by the latest versions of the Renault ZOE and the BMW i3. Still, all of this does represent a brave new world for forward-thinking supermini buyers looking to make the (still rather expensive) switch into all-electric motoring; it seems like only yesterday, after all, that a fully-charged small EV could only manage around half the kind of range you get from this one. Of course, you certainly won't achieve anything like that kind of operating capability if you get anywhere near this EV's quoted 93mph top speed. Or if you habitually drive your Corsa-e in the 'Sport' setting that'll be necessary to release to full 136PS power output just mentioned. The quoted range figure will only be distantly possible if you instead engage a somewhat restrictive 'Eco' mode that drops power output right down to 83PS.

Design and Build

Visually, this electric Corsa is virtually identical to the combustion-engined version, with the exception of different alloy wheel designs. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro. Both monitors deliver the expected smartphone-mirroring functionality and of course there's navigation too - which is optional with the smaller screen. Avoid entry-level trim and you'll find another 7-inch digital display featuring with virtual dials in the instrument binnacle. Build quality doesn't match the highest standards in this class, but ergonomically, there's not much to fault. The seats are supportive, nothing's irritatingly awkward to get to and everything's exactly where you expect it to. Rear seat space is a bit cramped but boot room is the same as with the combustion-engined versions - 309-litres, extendable to 1,118-litres when you fold the rear bench.

Market and Model

For this all-electric Corsa-e, there are three available trim levels - 'SE Nav Premium', 'SRi Nav Premium' and 'Elite Nav Premium' - and you'll be paying in the £26,500 to £31,000 bracket, once the available £2,500 government Plug-in grant has been deducted from the mildly alarming initial asking price. This means, that, rather bravely, Vauxhall has priced the base Corsa-e around £600 above the entry-level 'Active'-spec version of its Peugeot e-208 cousin. And a top-spec 'GT'-spec e-208 will also save you around £600 over a top 'Elite Nav Premium'-spec Corsa-e. Which is interesting positioning given that the two products are basically the same. Both the Corsa-e and the e-208 make more sense as Evs than another key Zero Emissions small car rival at this price point, the MINI Electric. That MINI's priced from around £28,000 and has a much lower operating range, a three-door-only body style and a tiny boot - plus it would probably cost around £3,000 more when equipped to a similar standard. There aren't really any other direct all-electric small hatch options. You can get battery-powered versions of the Volkswagen up! and the SEAT Mii from around £20,000, but they're all smaller city cars. A battery-powered family hatch like a Kia e-Niro would cost around £30,000 and Renault ZOE R135 around £29,000.

Cost of Ownership

If you're a Corsa-e owner, you'll need to know that getting anywhere near the quoted 209 mile WLTP-rated range figure will necessitate staying in the powertrain's provided 'Eco' mode - activating its 'Sport' mode setting will reduce your range by around 10%. What about charging times? Well, using the 7kW wallbox you'll need to get installed in your garage as a Corsa-e owner, a full charge from empty will take seven and-a-half hours. If when you're out and about, you find a public 50kW Rapid Charger, the replenishment time to charge from 15 to 80% is 45 minutes. If you're fortunate enough to find a 100kW Rapid Charger, that falls to 30 minutes. If the charger in question is a 22kW accelerated public charger, then the replenishment time will vary depending on whether you've paid a little extra to get the Corsa-e's standard 7.4kW on-board charger upgraded to 11kW spec. If you do that, you can reduce the 5 hour replenishment time with this kind of charger to 3 hours and 20 minutes. At the point of purchase of a Corsa-e, Vauxhall will throw in a free six month subscription to BP Chargemaster's Polar Network, which after that point would, at the time of this test, cost you £7.85 a month.

Summary

We're still at the stage at which you have to be pretty sold on the EV concept to choose a car like this. Vauxhall says its goal is to reach a stage where the overall full-life cost of a Corsa-e (taking into account purchase price or leasing costs, plus charging fees) is approximately the same as what you'd pay to run a well-specified petrol automatic variant. Well we're some way off that at present but it'll happen sooner or later. For the time being, this is pretty much state of the art in terms of full-electric small cars. Yes, you can get the same technology in a Peugeot e-208 or a DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. And yes, other compact EVs like the Renault ZOE and the BMW i3 will take you a little further on a single charge. But this Vauxhall will reach a far wider audience than any of the models just mentioned. It will play a key part in democratising the idea of a supermini EV. And that makes it a very important car indeed.

A MATTER OF CORSA (family) 02/08/2019

Vauxhall's fifth generation Corsa hasn't lost that streetwise edge. June Neary checks it out

Will It Suit Me?

Out on the road, you can't help but notice the fifth generation version of Vauxhall's little Corsa supermini. In the throngs of city traffic, there is very little else that can cut its way as deftly through the queues and still leave you unruffled at the other end. The first time I met this car, it seemed to beg me to drive it and I did, with great enjoyment. This MK5 model promised to be something special from my first glimpse of it in the car park. First impressions are of a rounded, friendly look with a broader front grille than Corsas of old. The overall proportioning isn't that much of a departure. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars.

Practicalities

This fifth generation model is slightly larger than its predecessor, with its bigger body and longer wheelbase delivering more interior and boot space from this five-door-only model. The smarter body panels are still fashioned from the usual range of high-strength steels, but it's all been stitched together in a more weight-conscious manner, saving 40kg over the outgoing Corsa. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro. There's room for two adults in the back but I struggled to fit two child seats in, plus a booster in the middle. Legroom was good but the payback for this was the smallish boot space. Still, take out the parcel shelf and you could still fit in some luggage if you needed to. The quality of materials used is leagues ahead of older Corsas and like the Astra, there's the bulletproof feeling of build quality that's as good as anything in the sector.

Behind the Wheel

You should feel at home at the wheel of this car and the engines on offer are a willing bunch. There are two petrol units and a single diesel to choose from. Ideally, you'd want to avoid the base 75PS 1.2-litre petrol unit, which can only be had with 5-speed manual transmission. And go instead for the more modern three cylinder, direct injection turbocharged 100PS 1.2-litre petrol powerplant your dealer will prefer to point you towards. The minority-interest Corsa engine option is a 1.5-litre 100PS diesel which will be a rare sight, but might make sense if you habitually undertake longer distances in your supermini. All the engines on offer are helped in their task by a significant weight reduction this time round - Vauxhall says it can be as much as 10%, which is quite a lot in supermini terms. Base-spec variants can now weigh as little as 980kgs. As for the all-electric Corsa-e version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp.

Value For Money

Prices have risen a bit, starting at around £15,500, but you could pay as much as around £25,000 for the full-electric version. There are four core trim level options for the Corsa this time round - 'SE', 'SRi', 'Elite Nav' and 'Ultimate'. Go for the 'SE' or 'SRi' variants and there are interim 'Nav' and 'Premium' options. You can have the 'Elite Nav' model in an upgraded 'Elite Nav Premium' state of spec too. It's all quite complex. Simpler to comprehend is the need to pay a premium for auto transmission - an extra £1,730 on petrol models only. Even the most basic 'SE' derivatives are quite well equipped, fitted with 16-inch double spoke alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch-screen radio, a leather flat bottom steering wheel and LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Could I Live With One?

For day-to-day driving, this fifth generation Corsa is stronger than ever before. Overall, if you're seeking something fun, frugal and cheap to run, I can think of few better small cars.

BUT OF CORSA (new2) 02/08/2019

With a little Gallic assistance, Vauxhall has rejuvanted its Corsa supermini to make sure it stays relevant to buyers in this crowded market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Time, perhaps, to change the way you feel about Vauxhall's Corsa. This fifth generation version aims to surprise in all the ways its predecessor was unremarkable. As a result, on paper at least, it's the most competitive supermini the brand has ever brought us. There's even an all-electric model.

Background

Vauxhall's Corsa has always been a well-priced, practical supermini but it's usually been let down by distinctively average engines, a bit of a weight problem, less than cutting-edge technology and the lack of the kind of spark that would endear you to the thing. All stuff that Vauxhall reckons has been sorted in this fifth generation version. We'll see. The key boxes certainly seem to have been ticked here. Vauxhall is merely an Anglo/Teutonic outpost of the French PSA Peugeot/Citroen conglomerate these days, so it's not surprising to find this MK5 model Corsa pretty much completely based on the second generation Peugeot 208 announced at about the same time. Which means that this car will get that one's battery full-electric tech too - enter the Corsa-e. Most Corsa buyers though, will continue to want a fossil-fuelled lump beneath the bonnet. Vauxhall's also promising a big step up in provision when it comes to driver assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, there are two petrol units and a single diesel to choose from. Ideally, you'd want to avoid the base 75PS 1.2-litre petrol unit, which can only be had with 5-speed manual transmission. And go instead for the more modern three cylinder, direct injection turbocharged 100PS 1.2-litre petrol powerplant your dealer will prefer to point you towards. Here, there's a gutsier 205Nm of torque, which will mean easier mid-range overtaking and less of a need to 'row' the car along with the 6-speed gear lever in town. Alternatively with this 100PS drivetrain, there's the option of an auto transmission - and a very sophisticated one with 8-speeds which includes steering wheel paddleshifters. You have to have this auto if you go for the top 1.2 130PS variant. The minority-interest Corsa engine option is a 1.5-litre 100PS diesel which will be a rare sight, but might make sense if you habitually undertake longer distances in your supermini, thanks to a plump 250Nm torque output. All the engines on offer are helped in their task by a significant weight reduction this time round - Vauxhall says it can be as much as 10%, which is quite a lot in supermini terms. Base-spec variants can now weigh as little as 980kgs. As for the all-electric Corsa-e version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp.

Design and Build

The idea this time round with the Corsa is to strike a better balance between sportiness and comfort, thanks to a re-designed body shell and new aluminium engines. There are lighter underpinnings too, based on the new Common Modular Platform (CMP) platform this car shares with the latest Peugeot 208. Despite this, this fifth generation model is slightly larger than its predecessor, with its bigger body and longer wheelbase delivering more interior and boot space from this five-door-only model. The smarter body panels are still fashioned from the usual range of high-strength steels, but it's all been stitched together in a more weight-conscious manner, saving 40kg over the outgoing Corsa. Visually, the standard Corsa is virtually identical to the electric version, with the exception of different alloy wheel designs. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro.

Market and Model

If you'd got used to Corsa pricing for base models being in the £11,000 to £13,500 bracket (which is where it's been in recent times), you might need a cup of hot sweet tea after perusal of the figures being asked for this fifth generation French-inspired version, which start from around £16,500 for the feeblest 1.2-litre base-spec petrol variant. And even if you avoid the all-electric Corsa-e, it's still possible to pay as much as £28,000 for the ritziest-trimmed petrol model. Five doors are now standard (which partly explains the price rise), the three-door body style of previous models being deemed no longer necessary. For the Corsa-e, you're looking at needing to find around £26,500 as a starting point, after deduction of the £3,000 government plug-in car grant. There are eight core trim level options for the Corsa - 'SE', 'SE Premium', 'SRi', 'SRi Premium', 'Elite', 'Elite Nav', 'Elite Nav Premium' and 'Ultimate Nav'. It's all quite complex. Simpler to comprehend is the need to pay a premium for auto transmission - an extra £1,730 on petrol models only. Even the most basic 'SE' derivatives are quite well equipped, fitted with 16-inch double spoke alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch-screen radio, a leather flat bottom steering wheel and LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Cost of Ownership

Huge efforts have gone in here to improve running cost efficiency by saving weight. As a result, expect the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variants that many will want to be very acceptably clean and frugal. With the 100hp model, you can expect to manage around 45mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and return a CO2 reading not much over 100g/km, which is pretty good going for a car in this segment. The 1.5-litre diesel version of course does much better. Over 60mpg on the combined cycle should be eminently achievable, along with a sub-100g/km of CO2 reading. But of course if you're really interested in ecological efficiency, there'll be just one variant of this car that'll interest you, the all-electric Corsa-e. For this derivative, Vauxhall claims a WLTP-rated driving range between charges of 211 miles. And fast charging at the rate of 100kW is available via a CCS socket hidden behind the fuel cap, with an 0-80% charge achievable in around 30 minutes. If you install a wallbox at home, you can recharge the battery from empty in around five hours if you have an 11kW electricity supply - or in around eight hours with a 7.4kW supply. Bear in mind that the Corsa-e is around 350kgs heavier than the ordinary version.

Summary

Ultimately, what we're looking at here is a Corsa that can. It can be fun to drive. It can deliver a big car feel. And it can stack up well on the balance sheet. It's a small Vauxhall for which no apologies need to be made. All that will worry obvious supermini rivals. After all, this model's predecessor lacked a little in all of these areas, yet still racked up very respectable sales against them. This MK5 version's still very competitively priced, but has become a contender in this segment that sells on more than just sheer value. It's not perfect of course. It doesn't lead its class in terms of either space, efficiency or driving dynamics. And more work is still needed under the bonnet to deliver an engine range in which all the options are as good as the mid-range three cylinder turbo petrol unit. The key though, is that this Vauxhall is now there, or thereabouts, in the three key areas I've just mentioned. Add to that the wide model line-up and the likely deals on offer and you've a supermini that more than ever, needs to remain high on any family's shopping list.

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