Vauxhall Corsa 6th Generation
Vauxhall Corsa could also be called as opel corsa; it is a super Mini car that is in production since 1982 but was also available under other brands like Chevrolet, Holden and particularly Vauxhall. According to Detailed History and Review on Wikipedia, from 1982 to current Corsa, the Nomenclature to its generations has given alphabetically starting from A to F while currently F generation is selling in Market which is the 6th generation accordingly. The current generation is in production since 2019 which according to Autocar.co.uk the PSA Group and the Owner of Peugeot Citroen bought this from GM Motors in 1.2 Billion Pounds which consists on truly Modern French skeleton and also carry’s the electric version.
Version & Trim Levels:
According to official Vauxhall UK website new corsa is available in eleven trim levels including.
- SE NAV
- SE Premium
- SE NAV Premium
- SRI NAV
- SRI Premium
- SRI NAV Premium
- Elite NAV
- Elite Nav Premium
- Ultimate Nav
Among all the Trims SE is the base trim and Ultimate Nav is the highest trim also the most expensive trim of the corsa. Major Differences among the Trims are the Difference of features while all engines are optionally available with every trim.
Engine & Power:
There are four different power trains available including two petrol, one diesel and one electric.
1.2 Liter three cylinders petrol engine generates 74 Hp with 118nm@2750rpm of torque. It is a front wheel drive engine with emission compliance of Euro 6.2 and gives the fuel economy of 50-51 Miles per gallon combined. Corsa achieves the top speed of 105 Miles per hour with this particular engine.
1.2 Liter three cylinders turbo engine generates the horse power of 98 Hp with Maximum torque of 205nm@1750rpm. It is also euro 6.2 compliance and works with front wheel drive system. Top speed of corsa with turbo is 119 miles per hour while it takes 10.2 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour and gives the fuel economy of 50 Miles per gallon combined.
1.5 Liter 4 cylinder turbo Diesel engine Generates the Horse power of 118 Hp with maximum torque of 250nm@1750rpm. It is also 6.2 Euro Compliance and works with front wheel drive system. Top Speed of corsa with turbo Diesel is 117 Miles per hour while it takes 9.6 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 Miles per hour. It gives the fuel economy more than petrol engine which is 67 miles per gallon combined.
All the above engines are paired with either 5, 6 speed manual or 8 Speed Automatic Transmission.
Electric power train of corsa works with 50KW battery propulsion system that generates power of 134 HP and Maximum torque of 260nm, it works with front wheel drive system. Top speed with Electric Drive train is 93 Miles per hour and takes 7.6 seconds to accelerate 0-60 miles per hour. With 50 KW batteries pack its gives the total range of 249-269 miles on full charge and it is paired with Automatic Electric Drive Transmission.
It is more planted, Squat and purposeful; as it is available with different engine this is what makes corsa a strong contender in efficient and powerful engine mini vehicles. According to Carwow.co.uk “it steers more keenly, turns more eagerly (especially the stiffer SRI model) and puts a bigger grin on your face as a result”. Corsa’s interior not remains enough quiet on highways during high speeds but car remains planted in the lane.
Overall its driving experience is more like Polo but with Turbo charged it is no doubt a fun to drive but comfort is not as good as it should be and you may feel bumps more often on the road.
Exterior Design & features:
As compared to previous Model Current Vauxhall Corsa is better looking and updated as well; New corsa has bold grille, design and super bright LED headlights Across the Range and optional contrasting roof color with respect to trims. 16 to 17 inch alloy wheels vary from trim to trim while higher trims have diamond cut alloy wheels.
List of Exterior features:
- LED headlights
- Body colored rood and A pillars
- Sports tailgate spoiler
- Body color door mirrors
- Body color door handlers
- Black lower Side windows Moldings
- Rear Fog lights
- LED daytime running lights
- High Beam Assist
- Headlight leveling system
- Chrome effect lower side widow trim
- Dark tinted Rear side and tailgate
- High gloss Black B pillars
- LED front fog lights
Interior Design & features:
Front seats are comfortable for adults but on the rear it is so tight where two adults could feel high difficulties on long journeys because of less head room. Exterior of Corsa is much more appreciated than its interior because you get much area with hard plastic like on dashboard and doors inside. Again seats covering material changes from trim to trim and Base model has cloth seats while higher trim models have cloth, leather mix or pure leather seats.
7 inch touch screen is standard in lower trims while navigation, Android auto and Apple car play are available in higher trims with 10 inch screen. Multiple USB sockets and 6 speakers are standard across the range.
Interior features list:
- Leather steering wheel
- Illuminated glove box
- Power windows front standard rear optional
- Air conditioner with air re-circulation facility
- Sun shades with vanity mirrors
- 6 way manual drive seats
- 4 way manual front passenger
- Front reading lamps
- Base Middle console
- Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
- Rear heater
- Chrome inside door handlers
- 12V power sockets
- Rear cup holders
- Front cup holders
- Height adjustable headrest
- 60/40 split Rear seats
We didn’t able to find any safety ratings related to corsa but the new steel skeleton and decent list of safety features ensures your road safety without any compromise.
List of safety features:
- Hill assist system
- Electric stability control
- Seat belt warning lights
- Drag torque control
- Forward collision warning
- Driver Drowsiness alert
- Electronic brake force distribution
- Anti lock braking system
- Emergency braking
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Traction control
- Emergency brake control
- Front and Rear curtain air bags
Pros & Cons:
- Better and More practical + potential Design than Previous models.
- Efficient, Powerful and economical engines.
- Interior is better than previous models.
- Rear cabin space is tight and not comfortable, less headroom.
- Feel bumps, Ride can be firm.
- Handling is not better than its competitors.
Price of Corsa ranges from 16,915 pounds to 27,665 pounds while ultimate nave costs 26,615 pounds.