Vauxhall has set the entry price of its fourth generation Corsa at £8,995, as it plans to ramp up its battle with the market-leading Ford Fiesta. The carmaker says most prices for derivatives in the Corsa range are the same or lower than the outgoing model when compared on a model-for-model basis.
It won’t simply sell on price, however. The interior is well styled and appears high quality and all versions except the base model get a touchscreen infotainment system.
Sales have started now but the first cars won’t be delivered until January, and standard equipment includes alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control. Two chassis styles will be offered: comfort, and a sport option that sits 15mm lower. Corsas built for the UK market have their own steering set-ups tuned at the Millbrook Proving Ground to cater for domestic customers.
Five engines will be offered from launch, with the base unit a 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol and the best seller expected to be an 89bhp 1.4-litre petrol. A sole turbodiesel, with power tuned to 74bhp or 94bhp, will offer CO2 emissions as low as 85g/km, Vauxhall says.