The Fiesta is Britain’s best selling car but here in Scotland we love the Corsa even more.
Vauxhall’s supermini has been the country’s best selling car for nine out of the past 11 years.
Last year finally saw the new Fiesta topple the Vauxhall’s dominance, however.
So the company will be hoping the all-new Corsa will re-establish it as the country’s favourite supermini.
Vauxhall has revealed details of petrol and diesel powertrains for its all-new Corsa, following on from the reveal of the all-electric Corsa-e last month.
From launch, two petrol units and one diesel will be offered for the supermini. Kicking off the former’s range is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit producing 74bhp that’s sent through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Up next is 99bhp turbocharged unit of equal capacity, lifted straight from French owner PSA Group’s catalogue, coupled to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox. As for the sole diesel, that’s a 1.5-litre unit developing 99bhp and 250Nm of torque.
These internal combustion engines join the all-electric e-Corsa in the range, which features a 50kWh battery. Range is claimed at 211 miles, with charging from flat to 80% said to take just 30 minutes on a rapid unit.
The new Corsa is the first model designed from the ground-up under Vauxhall’s PSA Group ownership, after it purchased the British firm (along with sister brand Opel) in 2017.
It’s said to weigh 980kg – up to 108kg less than the previous car – despite retaining similar dimensions
Full specifications for the Corsa are yet to be confirmed, but Vauxhall has said equipment will include full LED headlights, Vauxhall Connect services and a 10-inch infotainment screen.
No word yet on an arrival date for the new Vauxhall Corsa, but expect it to be in early 2020. Prices will be announced closer to the time.