Vauxhall has revealed the all new fifth generation Corsa, with its most efficient powertrain ever and a new lightweight design.
Just a few weeks after the presentation of the battery-electric version, Vauxhall has released first pictures of the all new fifth generation Corsa, that features a new range of high-efficiency petrol and diesel powertrains.
The new fifth generation Vauxhall Corsa features more efficient powertrain options The all new Corsa offers reduced fuel consumption, flexibility and refinement as key characteristics of all powertrain options, with every variant of the new model emitting less CO2 than the most efficient versions of the Corsa currently on offer.
Compared with the current powertrains of the Corsa range, the new engines have significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions while retaining similar power outputs to the outgoing model. For the all new Corsa, the engine lineup includes an entry level 74bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit and an award-winning three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged 99bhp 1.2-litre all-aluminium powertrain. The two petrol engines are joined by a 1.5-litre diesel with 99bhp and maximum torque of 250Nm.
Weighing just 980kg, the new Corsa is lightweight and funt o drive High efficiency and lively performance are signature characteristics of the new petrol engines. Internal friction and friction losses have been reduced to a minimum, resulting in smooth and efficient power delivery. In combination with the low vehicle weight, excellent aerodynamics and the optimised gear ratios, these factors make the Corsa great fun to drive.
Further to the enhancements made to the engine lineup, the powertrain improvements also include the transmission options. The gearbox range is topped by the eight-speed, lightweight automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre entry-level engine is fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. With the 1.2-litre (99bhp) unit, customers can choose from a six-speed manual or a smooth eight-speed automatic.
Top-of-the-line models feature a 10.0-inch Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment system Vauxhall's all new, fifth generation Corsa has achieved a significant weight loss, with the new model weighing in from just 980kg. Thanks to its lightweight design, the new Corsa weighs up to 108kg less than the outgoing model. This means that every new Corsa benefits from improved performance and handling, and increased efficiency. Despite losing around 10% its weight, the Corsa retains similar dimensions to the outgoing model at 4,060mm with five doors as standard.
The light-weight design was created using the latest virtual development methods. The specific use of various steel grades and connection methods enabled the Corsa's significant weight reduction. Compared with the previous model, the body-in-white is 40kg lighter.
The all new Corsa offers numerous assistance systems, such as front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, intelligent speed control and limiter, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. A range of new infotainment systems made up of Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi with 7.0-inch colour touchscreen and the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with 10.0-inch colour touchscreen. The new telematics service, Vauxhall Connect, is available in the all new Corsa range.