Vauxhall releases Corsa spec ahead of Paris world premiere
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 15:30
Grand unveiling coming soon
Vauxhall has announced further technical details on its all-new Corsa ahead of its world premiere at next month’s 2014 Paris Motor Show
One of the highlights of the New Corsa’s engine line-up will be the fresh-to-market 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo petrol.
Meeting the latest stringent Euro 6 emissions regulations, the ECOTEC will be available with either 90PS or 115PS outputs, each of which achieves 170Nm of torque from just 1,800rpm. This is particularly evident during acceleration from 50mph to 75pm, an important speed range for overtaking, when this compact powerhouse belies its size by delivering strong power from low rpm. The Corsa with 115PS makes this transition in just 10.4 seconds.
Vauxhall’s powerful new, 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo fitted with Start/Stop technology as standard also boasts excellent economy: the 90PS three-door version consumes just 54.7mpg on the combined cycle. There are also Euro 6 compliant 1.2 and 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated units with 70PS and 90PS.
In addition, completely revised, more refined and now also Euro 6 compliant 1.3 CDTi engines with 75PS and 95PS expand the Corsa offer on the diesel side. New-generation turbo chargers ensure smooth driving and acceleration at low engine speeds with minimal noise generation. Both versions come with fuel-saving Start/Stop technology fitted as standard.
At launch, the most frugal Corsa diesel version – with 95PS, 5-speed manual transmission and braking energy recuperation system – can reduce the three-door model‘s CO2 emissions down to 85g/km and fuel consumption down to 87.8mpg in the combined cycle.
Inside, the Corsa’s high-quality cabin is also stylish and modern. The cleanly-designed cockpit is organised around an eye-catching driver control centre and the instrument panel fascia. The IntelliLink infotainment system, standard on all but entry-level models, features a 7-inch colour touchscreen located on the centre stack between driver and front passenger. The connectivity system is compatible with Apple and Android devices and can be operated by voice command. Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free can also be used. Several apps are available such as BringGo for navigation, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn for internet radio.
Pricing will be announced on 2nd October with first models going in to production later this year.