Vauxhall’s sporty-but-frugal Corsa GSi is available to order now, priced from £18,995.
The VXR-inspired model features a 150PS 1.4-litre petrol engine that can achieve 47.1mpg with CO2 emissions from 138g/km.
Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 8.4 seconds, while the chassis features an advanced suspension setup from the last-generation Corsa VXR.
The GSi uses Koni’s Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology, which Vauxhall says provides acceptable comfort for everyday use, but increased damping characteristics for more enthusiastic driving.
The Corsa GSi uses the three-door body, with a raft of exterior design cues to set it apart from the regular car. Large air intakes and a honeycomb grille dominate the front of the car, while deep sill extensions and carbon-look features adorn its flanks. At the rear, a deep rear spoiler not only defines the GSi aesthetically, but also provides downforce. A chrome tailpipe and red-painted brake callipers complete the look.
Inside, sport seats allow drivers to sit low in the car, and close to the action. A leather sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals continue the GSi theme. And as with most other Corsas, the GSi comes with Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system, offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Arriving in showrooms in September, Vauxhall’s new Corsa GSi is available to order now priced from £18,995 on-the-road. Its key rivals are the Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio Sport and Volkswagen Polo GTi.