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Vauxhall CORSA HATCHBACK 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto

Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
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Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
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Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto
Vauxhall CORSA 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG65.70
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed119 mph
  • C0299 g/km
  • BHP100
  • Torque151 lbs/f
  • P11D23%

Review

Time, perhaps, to change the way you feel about Vauxhall's Corsa. This fifth generation version aims to surprise in all the ways its predecessor was unremarkable. As a result, on paper at least, it's the most competitive supermini the brand has ever brought us. There's even an all-electric model.

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With a little Gallic assistance, Vauxhall has rejuvanted its Corsa supermini to make sure it stays relevant to buyers in this crowded market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Vauxhall's Corsa has always been a well-priced, practical supermini but it's usually been let down by distinctively average engines, a bit of a weight problem, less than cutting-edge technology and the lack of the kind of spark that would endear you to the thing. All stuff that Vauxhall reckons has been sorted in this fifth generation version. We'll see. The key boxes certainly seem to have been ticked here. Vauxhall is merely an Anglo/Teutonic outpost of the French PSA Peugeot/Citroen conglomerate these days, so it's not surprising to find this MK5 model Corsa pretty much completely based on the second generation Peugeot 208 announced at about the same time. Which means that this car will get that one's battery full-electric tech too - enter the Corsa-e. Most Corsa buyers though, will continue to want a fossil-fuelled lump beneath the bonnet. Vauxhall's also promising a big step up in provision when it comes to driver assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, there are two petrol units and a single diesel to choose from. Ideally, you'd want to avoid the base 75PS 1.2-litre petrol unit, which can only be had with 5-speed manual transmission. And go instead for the more modern three cylinder, direct injection turbocharged 100PS 1.2-litre petrol powerplant your dealer will prefer to point you towards. Here, there's a gutsier 205Nm of torque, which will mean easier mid-range overtaking and less of a need to 'row' the car along with the 6-speed gear lever in town. Alternatively with this 100PS drivetrain, there's the option of an auto transmission - and a very sophisticated one with 8-speeds which includes steering wheel paddleshifters. You have to have this auto if you go for the top 1.2 130PS variant. The minority-interest Corsa engine option is a 1.5-litre 100PS diesel which will be a rare sight, but might make sense if you habitually undertake longer distances in your supermini, thanks to a plump 250Nm torque output. All the engines on offer are helped in their task by a significant weight reduction this time round - Vauxhall says it can be as much as 10%, which is quite a lot in supermini terms. Base-spec variants can now weigh as little as 980kgs. As for the all-electric Corsa-e version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp.

Design and Build

The idea this time round with the Corsa is to strike a better balance between sportiness and comfort, thanks to a re-designed body shell and new aluminium engines. There are lighter underpinnings too, based on the new Common Modular Platform (CMP) platform this car shares with the latest Peugeot 208. Despite this, this fifth generation model is slightly larger than its predecessor, with its bigger body and longer wheelbase delivering more interior and boot space from this five-door-only model. The smarter body panels are still fashioned from the usual range of high-strength steels, but it's all been stitched together in a more weight-conscious manner, saving 40kg over the outgoing Corsa. Visually, the standard Corsa is virtually identical to the electric version, with the exception of different alloy wheel designs. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro.

Market and Model

If you'd got used to Corsa pricing for base models being in the £11,000 to £13,500 bracket (which is where it's been in recent times), you might need a cup of hot sweet tea after perusal of the figures being asked for this fifth generation French-inspired version, which start from around £16,500 for the feeblest 1.2-litre base-spec petrol variant. And even if you avoid the all-electric Corsa-e, it's still possible to pay as much as £28,000 for the ritziest-trimmed petrol model. Five doors are now standard (which partly explains the price rise), the three-door body style of previous models being deemed no longer necessary. For the Corsa-e, you're looking at needing to find around £26,500 as a starting point, after deduction of the £3,000 government plug-in car grant. There are eight core trim level options for the Corsa - 'SE', 'SE Premium', 'SRi', 'SRi Premium', 'Elite', 'Elite Nav', 'Elite Nav Premium' and 'Ultimate Nav'. It's all quite complex. Simpler to comprehend is the need to pay a premium for auto transmission - an extra £1,730 on petrol models only. Even the most basic 'SE' derivatives are quite well equipped, fitted with 16-inch double spoke alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch-screen radio, a leather flat bottom steering wheel and LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Cost of Ownership

Huge efforts have gone in here to improve running cost efficiency by saving weight. As a result, expect the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variants that many will want to be very acceptably clean and frugal. With the 100hp model, you can expect to manage around 45mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and return a CO2 reading not much over 100g/km, which is pretty good going for a car in this segment. The 1.5-litre diesel version of course does much better. Over 60mpg on the combined cycle should be eminently achievable, along with a sub-100g/km of CO2 reading. But of course if you're really interested in ecological efficiency, there'll be just one variant of this car that'll interest you, the all-electric Corsa-e. For this derivative, Vauxhall claims a WLTP-rated driving range between charges of 211 miles. And fast charging at the rate of 100kW is available via a CCS socket hidden behind the fuel cap, with an 0-80% charge achievable in around 30 minutes. If you install a wallbox at home, you can recharge the battery from empty in around five hours if you have an 11kW electricity supply - or in around eight hours with a 7.4kW supply. Bear in mind that the Corsa-e is around 350kgs heavier than the ordinary version.

Summary

Ultimately, what we're looking at here is a Corsa that can. It can be fun to drive. It can deliver a big car feel. And it can stack up well on the balance sheet. It's a small Vauxhall for which no apologies need to be made. All that will worry obvious supermini rivals. After all, this model's predecessor lacked a little in all of these areas, yet still racked up very respectable sales against them. This MK5 version's still very competitively priced, but has become a contender in this segment that sells on more than just sheer value. It's not perfect of course. It doesn't lead its class in terms of either space, efficiency or driving dynamics. And more work is still needed under the bonnet to deliver an engine range in which all the options are as good as the mid-range three cylinder turbo petrol unit. The key though, is that this Vauxhall is now there, or thereabouts, in the three key areas I've just mentioned. Add to that the wide model line-up and the likely deals on offer and you've a supermini that more than ever, needs to remain high on any family's shopping list.

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Driver Convenience
7" colour touch screen
3.5" colour driver instrument cluster (DIC)
Apple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth mobile phone portal
Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Cruise control with intelligent speed limiter
Engine oil life indicator
Front camera system
Front pedestrian detection BASIS
Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side
Lane departure warning with lane assist
Lights on audible warning
Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time
Rear parking distance sensors
Service indicator
Speed sensitive power steering
Speed sign recognition
Start/stop system
Two litre open door pockets
USB with iPod control
Exterior Features
Metallic paint
Automatic headlight control system
Black lower side window mouldings
Body colour door handles
Body colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour roof + door mirrors
Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
Centre Rear Brake Lights
Chrome logo bar
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Electrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror
Front power windows with express up/down and anti-pinch function
Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility
Hazard warning lights
Headlamps for left side traffic
High beam assist
Integrated rear roof spoiler level 3 sport
LED daytime running lights
LED Headlights
Manual headlamp level control
Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear fog lamp
Rear reversing lights
Roof antenna short rod
Solar absorbing front and rear side windows and tailgate
Solar heat absorbing windscreen
Sports tailgate spoiler
Upper and lower bumper design
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
16" silver 8 spoke alloy wheels
Entertainment
AM/FM stereo radio
Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
DAB Digital radio
Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
RDS with traffic programme
Six speakers
Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
Interior Features
12V power sockets
2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with satin chrome effect bezel
4 speed fan with illuminated controls
4 way manual co-driver fore/aft with reclining seatback
6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback
60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning with air recirculation facility
Cabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
Comfort front seats
Driver/passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + covers
Four adjustable facia vents
Fresez marvel cloth upholstery
Front cupholder
Front map reading lights
Gearshift paddles
Heated front seats
Height adjustable head restraints
Illuminated glovebox with lid
Illuminated load compartment trunk
Interior courtesy light
Internal chrome door handles
IP plastic insert single piece
Jet black door panels on door trim
Legroom rear heater
Luggage compartment lighting
Mistral fabric side bolsters and surrounds
Polyurethane gear knob/lever
Rake and telescope adjustable steering column
Rear cupholder
Right hand drive (RHD)
Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps
Windscreen and side window demist vents
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Auto city emergency braking
Cornering brake control
Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag
Drag torque control
Driver drowsiness alert system
EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electric handbrake
Electrical child lock system in rear door latch
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Emergency brake assist
Forward collision alert
Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
Hill hold and start system
Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seats
ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
Seatbelt pretensioners
Single tone horn
Six airbags - Driver's dual stage airbag/front passenger's dual stage airbag/front seat side impact airbags/full size curtain airbags
Straight line stability control
Traction control
Tyre deflation detection system
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
2 keys one folding with integral remote
Engine deadlock and immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote control central locking
Remote locking fuel filler flap
Steering column lock
Technical
Electronic returnless fuel system
Petrol Particulate Filter
Under body shield for aero
Trim
Mistral facia
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 99
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 133
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1199
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90.5
Engine Code EB2ADTAD
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 65.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 72.4
EC Urban (mpg) 55.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 52.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 56.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 48.7
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.2
Badge Power 100
Coin Description Turbo
Coin Series SE Premium
Generation Mark 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 16E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 66
NCAP Safety Assist % 69
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs) 10.2
Engine Power - BHP 100
Engine Power - KW 74
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 151
Engine Torque - MKG 20.9
Engine Torque - NM 205
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 119
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 195/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 8 SPOKE
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1433
Length 4060
Wheelbase 2538
Width 1765
Width (including mirrors) 1960
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 44
Gross Vehicle Weight 1645
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1118
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 309
Max. Loading Weight 555
Max. Roof Load 70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 580
Minimum Kerbweight 1090
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.4

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