Vauxhall/Opel Corsa revealed in petrol and diesel guise

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Vauxhall/Opel has unveiled the petrol and diesel variants of its new Corsa, just weeks after the electric model was revealed.

2019 Vauxhall Corsa

2019 Vauxhall Corsa

While attention has been focused till now on the e-Corsa, which brings around a 330km range, the petrol and diesel variants further bolster the line-up, bringing significantly reduced emissions and fuel consumption despite retaining similar power outputs.

Built on PSA’s CMP platform that also underpins the Peugeot e-208 and 208, the all-new Corsa weighs just 980kg, 10% lighter than outgoing model, despite being slightly larger, helped by high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels. Vauxhall/Opel says the five-door model will be standard while the latest Corsa will also bring improved handling.

Petrol engine line-up covers an entry-level 75hp 1.2-litre petrol unit married up with a five-speed manual gearbox, plus a three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged 1.2-litre with either 100hp or 130hp with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto. The two petrol engines are joined by a 100hp 1.5-litre diesel with maximum torque of 250Nm.

Driver assistance systems will include front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, intelligent speed control and limiter, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition.

A range of new infotainment systems will be available, including Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi with 7.0-inch colour touchscreen and the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with 10.0-inch colour touch screen, while the Vauxhall/Opel Connect telematics service, is also available.

The all-new Corsa will be the first car in its class to feature Opel’s IntelliLux LED Matrix adaptive, glare-free full-LED headlights, previously seen on Astra and Insignia.

First deliveries of petrol and diesel Corsa variants begin in the spring.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.