2018 Vauxhall Corsa price, specs and release date

Benjamin Green
May 03, 2017

The next generation Vauxhall Corsa has been spied testing. It could use the same underpinnings as the next Peugeot 208 hatchback

  • Could share components with next Peugeot 208
  • Updated interior will be more spacious than predecessor
  • Should be revealed in 2018
  • Expected to cost from £10,000

The 2018 Vauxhall Corsa has been spotted winter testing. This new model is expected to use technology from the PSA Group – the French automotive manufacturer responsible for Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands. PSA recently purchased Opel and Vauxhall brands so this model could be the first to benefit form the venture. Images courtesy of Autoevolution give us a glimpse of this upcoming model.

2018 Vauxhall Corsa styling

A test mule has been spotted winter testing wearing a thick layer of camouflage, revealing little about the car’s design. Nevertheless, we can see a pair of what could be near-production headlights peering through – almost certainly featuring LED daytime running lights. It appears that the car’s wheelbase has stretched compared to the outgoing model suggesting it’ll offer more cabin space. The car could share some components, potentially including its platform with the next-generation Peugeot 208.

The Vauxhall Corsa’s interior could be based on the Mokka X’s interior, shown here

2018 Vauxhall Corsa interior

The cabin will be less cluttered than the old car and have an eight-inch infotainment system as the interior’s centrepiece on mid-level models and up. This system will feature Vauxhall’s OnStar system along with optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The next Corsa should also offer more rear-passenger legroom than the current model, thanks to its extended wheelbase.

2018 Vauxhall Corsa engines

A range of three and four-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines will be available. These engines should be both more powerful and efficient than the current car’s lineup and are expected to be mated to either a five or six-speed manual or an optional automatic gearbox.

2018 Vauxhall Corsa price and release date

Vauxhall has said it’s planning to launch the Corsa in 2019 but it’s thought that it could make an appearance in early 2018. Entry-level models are expected to be priced from £10,000, while range-topping models could set you back up to £15,000. Later on a more powerful VXR model could join the range, possibly featuring a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine.

Vauxhall Corsa latest news (updated October 2016)

The upcoming Vauxhall Corsa has been spotted testing in images courtesy of Car Advice. This camouflage-covered test car gives us our first clues about what Vauxhall’s new supermini will look like when it goes on sale in 2018.

2018 Vauxhall Corsa styling

A thick layer of speckled black and white vinyl covers this new car’s body but we can see a pair of headlights similar to those fitted to latest Vauxhall Astra peeking through the heavy camouflage. A slim grille and a pair of broad brakelights are expected to feature on the new Corsa but some of its bigger brother’s stylish lines appear to have been lost in favour of a more practical, boxy shape.

We expect the new Corsa’s interior to borrow features from the Astra, shown here…

2018 Vauxhall Corsa interior

No images or official details have been released but we expect the new Corsa’s interior to feature a new dashboard design inspired by the latest Astra. A heavily revised infotainment system should be offered in mid-range models with both Vauxhall’s OnStar personal assistant and sat nav functions while top-spec versions could come with heated seats and a plusher selection of materials.

2018 Vauxhall Corsa engines and driving

Vauxhall has reportedly put the Corsa on a significant diet. Extensive use of aluminium in place of conventional steel should help this new supermini weigh significantly less than the car it replaces – fuel economy and acceleration should be improved as a result.

The existing car’s range of perky petrol and fuel-sipping diesel engines are expected to receive a few choice upgrades, too. A compact 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol should return more than 65mpg while a more powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged unit should help the new car reach 62mph from rest in less than 9 seconds.

2018 Vauxhall Corsa price and release date

No official details have been released but the new Corsa should go on sale in 2018 following a motor show appearance in 2017. This updated model is expected to cost approximately the same across the range as the car it replaces – entry-level versions will cost around £10,000 while range-topping models could set you back closer to £20,000.