Applewood Vehicle Finance

VAUXHALL CORSA HATCHBACK

1.2 SE Edition 5dr

Fetching your price

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contract mileage. This will be detailed on your order form

Get a quote

Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions118.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed108mph

Driver Convenience

  • 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
  • eCall emergency call system
  • Engine oil life indicator
  • Front camera system
  • Front pedestrian detection BASIS
  • Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side
  • Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
  • 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
  • Service indicator
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Start/stop system

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Electronic returnless fuel system
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Under body shield for aero

Entertainment

  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • RDS with traffic programme
  • Six speakers
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • USB with iPod control

Exterior Features

  • Black lower side window mouldings
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour roof and A pillar
  • Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
  • Centre rear brake lights
  • Chrome logo bar
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
  • Flexible roof mounted aerial
  • Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility
  • Hazard warning lights
  • Headlamps for left side traffic
  • High beam assist
  • Inside rear view mirror tiltable day/night folder
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • Manual headlamp level control
  • Rear fog lamp
  • Rear reversing lights
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Solar absorbing front and rear side windows and tailgate
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Third brake light
  • Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe
  • Upper and lower bumper design
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents

Interior Features

  • 12V power sockets
  • 2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 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 seat 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
  • 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
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Manual handbrake
  • Mistral fabric side bolsters and surrounds
  • Polyurethane gear knob/lever
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear cupholder
  • Right hand drive (RHD)
  • Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps
  • Two litre open door pockets

Passive 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
  • 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

Trim

  • Mistral facia

Wheels

  • 16" silver 8 spoke alloy wheels

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    118
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    118

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
    EB2FAD
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    47.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    53.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    75
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    SE Edition
  • Generation Mark
    6
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    10E
  • 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
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    12.4
  • Engine Power - BHP
    75
  • Engine Power - KW
    55
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    87
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    12
  • Engine Torque - NM
    118
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2750
  • Top Speed
    108

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
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4060
  • Wheelbase
    2538
  • Width
    1765
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1960

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1550
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1118
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    309
  • Max. Loading Weight
    570
  • Max. Roof Load
    70
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    500
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    980
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4

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

This PSA-era Corsa starts off with a huge advantage over its predecessors: a much lighter CMP platform that's enabled it to lose a shed-load of weight in comparison to its direct predecessor - 108kgs to be exact. Vauxhall's engineers would have liked to have built on this by specifically tuning the drive dynamics of this car to British roads - as the brand has very effectively done with previous generation Corsa models, but that wasn't possible this time round. Something evidenced, for example, by the way the slightly over-light steering hasn't been tweaked for the twistier, more challenging tarmac common in our market - as previously, it might usually have been. Engine-wise, we don't think your choice is going to be that difficult. You probably won't want a diesel - which is just as well because the 1.5-litre Turbo D unit is no longer offered here. Ideally, you'd want to look beyond the base petrol powerplant, a 75PS normally aspirated version of the PSA Group's usual three cylinder 1.2-litre engine that in this form doesn't have a great deal of pulling power. That same 1.2 Turbo unit's much better suited to this car in the turbocharged 100PS guise that we tried, a form in which it manages to be very competitively clean and frugal. You can order this unit with 8-speed auto transmission - and you have to have an auto if you get the top 1.2-litre 130PS powerplant. As for the all-electric Corsa-e version, well just one variant of that is available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134PS.

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 frugal 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 £14,000 to £16,500 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 £17,400 for the feeblest 1.2-litre base-spec petrol variant. Top-spec 'Ultimate' trim with a combustion engine now costs from just under £23,500. The all-electric Corsa-e sells in the £27,000-£30,000 bracket after deduction of the available £1,500 government Plug-in Car Grant. Five doors are mandatory, the three-door body style of previous models being deemed no longer necessary. There are three core trim level options for the Corsa - 'Design' (for combustion models only), then 'GS Line' and 'Ultimate'. On combustion models, there's the option of auto transmission - around £1,700 more on petrol models only. Even the most basic 'Design' 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 100PS model, you can expect to manage 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and return a CO2 reading of up to 117g/km, which is pretty good going for a car in this segment. The base 1.2-litre 75PS version manages similar readings - 53.3mpg and 118g/km. 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 222 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.

Get a Quote

Similar Deals