2020 Vauxhall Corsa

2020 Vauxhall Corsa

The all-new Vauxhall Corsa offers reduced fuel consumption, flexibility and refinement as key characteristics of all powertrain options, with every variant of the new model emitting less CO2 than the most efficient versions of the Corsa currently on offer.

Corsa has been Vauxhall's best-selling car for many years, with over 2.1 million Corsas sold in the UK since it launched in 1993. The British buying public are familiar with its name and looks, and have a fondness for its compact dimensions and interior packaging. Corsa is just as popular in Europe with over 13.5 million sold. The Corsa has a very diverse customer profile appealing to people from all areas of society, male and female, young and old.

2020 Vauxhall Corsa

All-New Corsa Achieves 10% Weight Loss

Vauxhall's all-new, fifth generation Corsa has achieved a significant weight loss, with the new model weighing in from just 980kg. Thanks to its lightweight design, the new Vauxhall Corsa weighs up to 108kg less than the outgoing model. This means that every new Corsa benefits from improved performance and handling, and increased efficiency, whether it's powered by an electric motor or conventional engine. Despite losing around ten per cent of its weight, the Corsa retains similar dimensions to the outgoing model at 4.06m with five doors as standard.

The light-weight design was created using the latest virtual development methods. The specific use of various steel grades and connection methods enabled the Vauxhall Corsa's significant weight reduction. This includes the consistent use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels, as well as the optimisation of load paths, connections, structure and form.

2020 Vauxhall Corsa


With an engine portfolio that's more efficient and more advanced than ever before, the fifth-generation Corsa strikes the ideal balance between low fuel consumption and driving excitement. High efficiency and lively performance are signature characteristics of the new petrol engines. Internal friction and friction losses have been reduced to a minimum, resulting in smooth and efficient power delivery. The turbocharger reacts immediately when prompted, with a strong torque output developed at low revs.

Further to the enhancements made to the engine line-up, the powertrain improvements also include the two transmission options. For the first time in this segment, the popular hatchback offers a comfortable eight-speed automatic transmission which features three modes (eco, normal and sport). Adaptive shift programmes and quickshift technology are state-of-the-art in this segment, while drivers can shift gears themselves with the paddles at the steering wheel.

2020 Vauxhall Corsa


Vauxhall has revealed that wind tunnel tests on its new fifth-generation Corsa will make it amongst the most aerodynamic in its class. Designed to cut drag and save energy, the all-new Corsa is engineered for high efficiency and low fuel consumption. The Vauxhall Corsa's design includes an active aero shutter, smooth underbody and rear roof spoiler to make the model as clean through the air as possible. With a reduction in frontal area of 2.13m2 versus the previous model, the new Corsa achieves a drag coefficient of 0.29 - quite remarkable for a car of this size - allowing the car to expend less energy as it passes through the air, thereby reducing its emissions and fuel consumption.

In fact, Vauxhall engineers found that a cut in 10 per cent of drag resulted in a reduction of around two per cent in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), or up to five per cent when travelling at motorway speeds. Factors aiding the class-leading results included covering the underbody of the engine compartment through to the rear axle with flat panelling to improve the airflow under the car, along with a rear spoiler to improve the car's straight-line stability. The active shutter on the new Corsa lowers drag and improves fuel efficiency by automatically closing or opening when cooling air is least needed - an innovative feature for its class. When closed, the shutter redirects air around the side of the car rather than through the less aero-efficient engine area.

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