More details on the 2020 Vauxhall Corsa have been announced. Here is everything you need to know
prices for the all-new 2020 Vauxhall Corsa-e
136hp and 205-mile range
Price and release date
priced from £26,500; Early 2020
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2020 Vauxhall Corsa price and release date
While prices for conventionally powered (Vauxhall calls them ICE, or Internal Combustion Engine) versions for the 2020 Vauxhall Corsa have yet to be revealed, you can expect it to start it from £14,500. The Corsa-e electric model will start from £26,490, once you factor in the Government’s £3,500 electric car grant.
Be one of the first 500 customers to get your name down for the new model and Vauxhall will also throw in a free home-charging unit. While a refundable £500 deposit gets your name down for the new Corsa-e, production doesn’t start until January with customer deliveries happening soon after then.
Even basic models of the Corsa-e come fitted as standard with LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a seven-inch touchscreen and DAB digital radio.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa styling
So far, Vauxhall has only released images of its pure-electric Corsa-e model, but it should give us a good idea of what the rest of the range will look like. It’s a radical departure from the current Corsa, although that’s perhaps not surprising given Vauxhall is now partnered with Peugeot. In fact, there’s more than a hint of new Peugeot 208, which itself was revealed back in February.
The new model looks lower and wider than the car it replaces, with a distinctive grille and lower air intake as well as sharp headlights with integrated daytime running lights. At the back, LED rear lights, a small roof spoiler and concave boot lid complete the look, although this Corsa-e version is likely to be near the top of the range. As such, expect lesser versions to have no spoiler, smaller alloy wheels and non-LED lighting.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa specs
So far, we only know details on the pure-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e. It will come with a 50kWh battery, go for a range of 205 miles, although this can be extended by up to 40% in its Eco mode, so another 80 or so miles should be possible if driven carefully. Charging it from empty to 80% using a rapid charge takes 30 minutes.
When you aren’t trying to eke out its maximum range, the Corsa-e produced 136hp and a strong 260nm of torque, sprinting from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds, but from 0-30mph in just 2.8, which is a more realistic scenario given the Corsa-e will spend a lot of its time in town.
Also useful in town will be the Corsa-e’s safety systems, which should also feature on the rest of the range. Systems such as traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking will all be included.
Also available is a front and rear sensors and parking aid that’ll help you in and out of space, as well as a panoramic rearview camera, which Vauxhall says will improve visibility by up to 180%, helping the driver see cars approaching from behind on either side more easily.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa interior
Judging by the pictures released for the Corsa-e, the new Vauxhall Corsa will be both more stylish and higher-quality inside than before. Like the outside, there are definite influences from Peugeot, such as that sleek gear selector, although thankfully, Vauxhall hasn’t used Peugeot’s awkwardly small steering wheel.
Vauxhall has confirmed that a touch screen infotainment system will be standard, starting with a 7.0-inch unit on lesser models and moving to a 10-inch screen with built-in sat-nav on higher ones. The screens will be angled slightly towards the driver and will feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
On the larger-screened system, live navigation with real-time traffic information, key vehicle data checking via an app, direct connection with roadside assistance and an emergency call feature are all included too.
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