Vauxhall Corsa-e interior

The Corsa-e comes well-equipped inside, but it’s just not that exciting to look at.

Style

The Vauxhall Corsa-e’s interior is pretty similar to that in the standard Corsa. So, there are some piano black plastics and aluminium-coloured bits of trim, but it’s all conservatively styled, almost to the point of being a bit drab.

There are just two trims for you to pick from: GS Line and Ultimate. GS Line gets some red trimming, while Ultimate is a lot more subdued, in terms of visual differences, that’s about it.

The Corsa-e’s interior, for the most part, is laid out neatly, but some of the heating and ventilation controls are obscured by the steering wheel. This is more of an issue if you sit quite far forward, and means you can’t easily tweak the temperature without tilting your head to the side.

If you’re much taller, you might find that the plastic shroud above the instruments covers the top of the two large dials – even if you position the seat as low as possible. As a result, it sometimes takes more than just a glance to check what speed you’re doing.

You’ll find everything you need in the Corsa-e – it’s a bit of a shame though that it isn’t just a bit more exciting.

Mat Watson
Mat Watson
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Infotainment

The entry-level GS Line model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It has DAB digital radio and Bluetooth as standard but, more importantly, you also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

Top-spec Ultimate cars come with a 10-inch version of the same system. This time, it also includes a built-in sat-nav, although you’ll be better off relying on the traffic info that your smartphone apps provide. The Apple and Android’s user experience is better too – Vauxhall’s own system has a few too many small, tricky-to-hit on-screen buttons.

Worth mentioning, too, is the fact that Vauxhall’s 10-inch screen feels smaller than it actually is. Everything is concentrated into the centre of the screen, leaving pronounced wasted spaces either side. Visually, it doesn’t really work.

There’s just one six-speaker sound system and no option to upgrade, but it sounds fairly decent. Although the car doesn’t provide wireless charging for your smartphone, there’s one USB port in the front.

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