Vauxhall is taking customer reservations for its new all-electric Corsa-e EV, with a £500 deposit securing one of the first examples to reach UK showrooms.
The fully-electric car has been described as the flag-bearer for a completely new Corsa range, based on Vauxhall’s CMP Multi-Energy Platform, and will go into full series production in January 2020.
And while full specifications and range pricing will not be available until the Corsa-e receives its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the brand is keen to take advantage of early consumer demand for the new vehicle - its first full EV.
Delivering 136PS from its 50kWh battery and acceleration from 0-62mph in just 8.1 seconds, Vauxhall has said that the new Corsa-e has a range of 205 miles using the new WLTP testing. It can also be charged to 80% in just 30 minutes.
A £500 reservation fee (fully refundable on purchase) paid by customers from this week will secure an order on a Corsa-e and, to celebrate the new model’s launch, the first 500 customers to place a reservation will receive a free home charging kit when they take delivery of their Corsa-e.
Priced from £26,490, including the Government’s £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant, the Corsa-e will be available in two trims, both of which will come as standard with a 7-inch touch screen, 11kWh on-board charger, satellite navigation, LED headlights, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and DAB radio.
On Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), the Corsa-e will start at £270 per month for 47 months, with a customer deposit of £5,549.40 and an optional final payment of £9,123.00, based on an SE model with optional Orange Fizz paint (£650).
Also standard will be the battery warranty, which guarantees that at least 70% of its capacity is maintained for 100,000 miles, or eight years.