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SRi badge returns to Corsa range

Vauxhall's SRi performance version of its Corsa will return to the range this September.

The Corsa SRi is aimed at buyers that don’t need all the performance of Vauxhall’s performance VXR range, but still want the looks that come with it.

Petrol versions are powered by a detuned 148bhp version of the turbocharged Corsa VXR engine, which takes the SRi from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 130mph.

Customers can also choose a 123bhp 1.7-litre CDTi diesel engine which accelerates from 0-60mph in 9.3 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 121mph. Vauxhall says the diesel SRi will achieve an average of 58.9 mpg.

Standard equipment includes a front spoiler, deep body-coloured side sills, 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome sports exhaust pipe and tailgate spoiler, red-detailed sports seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with red inserts, alloy pedals, red seatbelts and ESP.

The Corsa SRi is available to order from June 23, prices will be announced later this month and the first cars will arrive at dealers in September.

The SRi has a sports chassis, lowered by 18mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.

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