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The New Vauxhall Corsa. Should You Buy One?

We all know that the Vauxhall Corsa is a popular small hatchback car. Sold under various guises around the world, the Corsa is a familiar sight on most roads wherever you go. Last year, Vauxhall unveiled a facelifted model.

With more equipment, features and fresh styling, it’s set to become a hit for various target markets. But, the big question is this: should you buy one? In today’s blog post, I will give you a brief rundown of the new Vauxhall Corsa and what it has to offer.

It’s better than the previous generation

In a bid to give the likes of the Ford Fiesta a run for their money, Vauxhall have spent a lot of development time coming up with this new model! One of the things about the previous generation people hated was its conservative styling.

It was “OK” but was nothing to write home about. Even the most basic trim level offer fresh and unique styling for today. The best trim level of all has to be the new VXR! Of course, not everyone has a penchant for speed. Many people prefer looks over performance, especially for insurance reasons.

It’s the Adam’s bigger brother

One curious thing about the new Corsa’s styling is that it looks nearly identical to the small Adam supermini! Vauxhall realizes that there are more people that want a “boutique” car these days.

The Adam doesn’t offer a huge range of engine choices, whereas the Corsa does. For those people, it makes sense to pay a little extra to upgrade to the new Corsa.

It offers excellent equipment levels as standard

There was once a time where even the roof-mounted aerial on a Corsa was an optional extra! Thankfully, the days of frugal equipment levels are long gone. The latest generation Vauxhall Corsa offers plenty of features as standard.

For example, Dave from the Pentagon Group mentioned that the “Sting” trim level comes with LED daytime running lights as standard. The Sting trim is only one above the basic one! Not many cars come with LED DRLs as standard on basic trims. Vauxhall is clearly leading the way in that respect.

The Sting also comes with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and 16-inch alloy wheels. Opt for a top-spec SE, and you get a fully-loaded Corsa! Highlights include heated front seats, air conditioning and leather heated steering wheel.

The 1.0-liter turbo engine packs a punch

New for the latest Corsa is the 113 brake horsepower 1.0-liter engine. Available on the SRi VX-line trim levels, it will get you from 0-60 mph in just ten seconds. With a top speed of 121 mph, it’s also a frugal power plant. That’s because it boasts gas mileage of 57 mpg combined!

Engine emissions are only 115 g/km. Many car makers are seeing the benefits of small units with turbochargers bolted onto them. Ford, for example, has the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that it uses in models such as the Fiesta and the Focus.

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Published on: April 8, 2015

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