Vauxhall Corsa. It is one of the UK’s most popular cars for young drivers, partly due to the lucrative financial deals that are targeting them. But, for the most part, the Corsa is popular because it looks stylish and drives well. Sure, the Corsa is never the last word in refinement, but then again, young drivers are hardly perfecting themselves, right?
For 2014 Vauxhall introduced the Corsa with a raised face, to keep sales going while they developed a completely new version.
So, what’s new?
Setup, for starters. The older generation Vauxhall Corsa is starting to show its age compared to the facelifted Fiesta and Seat Ibiza, but the new version is way better. It takes design inspiration from the high-end Adam city car, with sweeping headlights and a large lower grille that holds the badges. New alloy wheels also set this car apart from previous generations.
Under the hood, the 2014 Vauxhall Corsa will have access to several new engines. A new 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with 113 bhp and start/stop technology will lead the line-up, while for diesel lovers, a new 1.6-liter CDTi engine will be available with a drop below the 100 g/km mark.
The turbocharged petrol engine will also be available on the Adam. A Bristol Street Motor The Birmingham MOT only needed to be done on the new Corsa, like all new cars, after three years.
So, what’s the same?
This isn’t an all-new Vauxhall Corsa. This is just an update. This means it will have the same chassis as the previous generation, a chassis that has been around since around 2006. The chassis will be tweaked slightly, however, as the new Corsa will be slightly wider and longer than the previous one. Furthermore, Vauxhall is aiming for a better ride and handling for the 2014 Corsa, which means new suspension setups.
Also, the interior will share some of the same parts as the Adam’s, to save money. So while the inside of the 2014 Vauxhall Corsa will stand out more on the market, it won’t be unique to the car.
What’s it like to drive?
Very good, just like the previous generation. The Corsa is always less fun than the Fiesta or Polo quality, but it stays firmly in the middle, offering the driver an all-around good experience. The new interior will be more up market than the old interior and new seats will also be introduced for a more comfortable ride.
Used Birmingham cars from Bristol Street Motors (Click here) includes the Vauxhall Corsa, and the price of this car is going down now that there’s a newer version out there.
We are most interested in the engine. The 113 bhp turbocharged 1.0-liter petrol engine sounds like it has a lot of personality and the diesel sounds like it could return up to 70 miles per gallon with its CO2 rating. Of course, only time will tell if this engine is as good as the turbocharged units you’ll find in Ford or VW.