It has topped the sales charts in Scotland for years and been one of Britain’s best-selling cars for a generation.
Launched back in the early 1990s, the Vauxhall Corsa was perhaps the first car worthy of the modern “supermini” name.
A couple of decades on, Vauxhall has overhauled the current, fifth generation of the car. The range has been simplified and the engines reworked to meet the latest EU rules.
The new Corsa range is available in seven different trim levels, with prices starting from £11,250 on-the-road for the entry-level Active model.
Customers can also choose from Design, Energy, Sport, SRi Nav, SE Nav and SRi VX Nav Black models.
Available in three or five door variants, the range introduces the new 1.4-litre Euro 6.2 compliant petrol engines.
Paired with either a five or six speed manual, or automatic transmission, the new engines can achieve up to 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions from 128g/km.
The new Corsa range also now has more tech as standard on selected trims. The refreshed car introduces air conditioning as standard starting from the Design trim, and touchscreen navigation and infotainment system on all models from the SRi Nav trim.
Vauxhall has also introduced the new Lux pack, which is available for customers choosing the SE Nav trim. For an extra £1,550, customers can add extras including 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, rear view camera, tinted rear windows and single zone climate control.
The update comes hot on the heels of Vauxhall’s announcement that it will produce an all-electric Corsa. Parent company PSA said the zero-emissions vehicle will be produced at its Opel/Vauxhall plant in Spain from 2020.
The new Corsa is being developed in partnership with the next-generation Peugeot 208. It comes as one of the first all-new models to be produced by Vauxhall while under PSA control.
It’s one of four models the company aims to make electric versions of by 2020.