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Vauxhall reveals new Corsa with petrol and diesel engines

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Following the unveiling of the fully-electric Corsa-e, Vauxhall has revealed details of the conventional petrol and diesel models.

The engine line-up includes two 1.2-litre petrol units. The entry-level one has 75PS and a five speed manual gearbox.

A 100PS turbocharged 1.2-litre - essentially the PSA Puretech motor - will also be offered with a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto.

There will also be a 1.5-litre diesel (PSA’s BlueHDI) with 100PS.

Final specifications have not been confirmed but Vauxhall claims “high efficiency and lively performance” across the line-up.

In developing the new model, engineers have managed to save a considerable amount of weight, with models 10% lighter on average. The lightest Corsa now tips the scales at just 980Kg, which should help with efficiency and performance.

The Corsa-e has a 205-mile range (WLTP) and uses a 50kWh battery.

It develops 136PS and 260Nm, giving a 0-30mph time of just 2.8 seconds. The car can reach the 60mph benchmark in just over eight seconds.

The all-new Corsa offers numerous assistance systems, such as front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, intelligent speed control and limiter, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition.

A range of new infotainment systems with up to 10-inch touchscreens are offered. There is also a new telematics service, Vauxhall Connect, available.

The Corsa will be the first car in its class to feature adaptive full-LED headlights. Previously seen on Astra and Insignia, the glare-free lighting called IntelliLux LED Matrix technology automatically and continuously adapts to the prevailing traffic conditions.

First deliveries will commence in April with the Corsa-e coming a few months later.



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