Vauxhall revealed the first details and images of the New Corsa which is set to arrive in the UK later this year. This post aims to relay all the information available so far. The New Corsa will feature Vauxhall’s bold and pure Vizor front end across the range. As well as a number of additional styling and technology improvements. The fully electric models will be upgraded with Vauxhall’s next-generation battery technology, improving both range and performance.
Orders for the New Corsa are on track to open later this summer with first deliveries set to commence towards the end of 2023.
The New Corsa: Bold & Pure design with Vauxhall Vizor
The New Corsa will feature Vauxhall’s bold and pure Vizor on it’s front end. The bold and pure Vizor was first seen on the Mokka. The Corsa is the final passenger car model to get the distinctive front end that has become the face of the brand’s latest models.
The Vizor is composed of a single smooth panel sitting between the LED headlights. It houses the advanced Vauxhall driver aids and safety technologies. The new Griffin logo sits at the centre of the panel. As well as this, the new Corsa features 17-inch alloy wheels with a new black-effect detailing and a shark fin antenna at the rear of the vehicle. This further enhances the sleek profile of the model.
The Vauxhall Corsa has always been a class-leader in lighting technology and this model is no different. The IntelliLux LED Pixel Matrix lights have been upgraded. The new technology automatically cuts out oncoming road users from the beam. This ensures drivers have a clear view of the road even in dark and poor conditions without dazzling others.
The New Corsa: Next-generation Powertrain Technology
At launch, buyers will be able to choose between two powertrain options on the Corsa Electric. The existing 100kW (136PS) powertrain remains available, which can achieve up to 222 miles between charges (WLTP). There is also the upgraded option of Vauxhall’s next-generation 51kWh electric battery. This, combined with an upgraded electric motor now producing 115kW (156PS), means the New Corsa Electric can deliver more performance. Achieving 255 miles (WLTP) between charges – a 15% increase from the previous 50kWh powertrain.
All New Corsa Electric models come as standard with an 11kW on-board charger, allowing for a 0-100% charge to be completed in 5hrs and 15 minutes. The same full charge using a 7kW home wallbox is estimated to take 7hrs and 30 minutes. Supporting 100kW rapid charging, a typical 10%-80% charge will take just 30 minutes.
Another first for the New Corsa is the introduction of a 48-volt hybrid powertrain, that will deliver improved efficiency without the need to plug in. Petrol variants of the New Corsa will also be available, ensuring the New Corsa remains accessible to all with a powertrain choice to suit a variety of needs.
New Interior and Technology
Inside, New Corsa features an upgraded infotainment system imbued with Vauxhall’s latest-generation user interface. this is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon’s Cockpit Platform, which utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI). The interior sees the touchscreen upgraded to a 10-inch model, while the 7-inch driver instrument digital display benefits from new graphics.
As part of the infotainment upgrade, New Corsa models are available with wireless smartphone charging for the first time. This allows smartphone users the ability to connect with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Connected 3D Navigation is also available on the New Corsa, as well as Over-the-Air updates. This allows owners to access the latest features and developments without taking their vehicle in to a retailer. The new model also features intelligent voice control with natural voice recognition. Helping drivers to keep their eyes on the road. The technology, already seen on the Astra range, can be accessed by saying ‘Hey Vauxhall’.
A new high-resolution panoramic rear-view camera has been installed to help with manoeuvring, while safety continues to be enhanced via the latest suite of driver assist and safety technologies. This includes adaptive cruise control and speed limiter as well as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
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