Of Corsa it’s a new Vauxhall

Of Corsa it’s a new Vauxhall

2014-09-11 15:55:04

Vauxhall has released more details about the engines that will be used in its new Corsa supermini which is due to debut at the Paris motor show in October. The most frugal engine will emit just 85g/km of CO2 and deliver fuel economy of 87.8mpg on the combined cycle.

The smallest capacity petrol engine is a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder ECOTEC turbocharged direct injection unit that will be available in a choice of 89bhp or 113bhp outputs. It will have low-end grunt of 170Nm, produced from only 1,800rpm. It will come as standard with stop-start technology to help improve fuel efficiency, with the lower-output model indicated to have a combined fuel consumption figure of 54.7mpg.

It will sit alongside a 69bhp 1.2-litre and 79bhp 1.4-litre unit. Both of these engines will be normally aspirated.

Diesel lovers will have a choice of two turbocharged 1.3-litre CDTI units with standard-fit stop-start technology, with output options of 74bhp or 94bhp. Both diesel engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The most powerful diesel unit will also be the Corsa’s most frugal and cleanest model, with the 3-door model achieving 87.8mpg and emitting just 85g/km of CO2 thanks to the fitment of a brake energy recuperation system.

The interior will be heavily revised with a new dashboard layout designed around Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system and updated instruments. The IntelliLink system will be standard on all but the entry-level models and features a 7-inch touchscreen. It will be compatible with smartphones and support Bluetooth, iPhone’s Siri function and access to downloadable apps. It will also offer voice command opportunities.

As is increasingly common with the supermini class, the new Corsa will also offer other big-car features in the form of driver assistance systems including hill start assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system and heated front windscreen. Higher level models in the range will also include bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, an advanced parking system, blind sport alert and rear view camera technology. Top-end models are likely to be available with forward collision warning, high beam assist, lane departure warning and road sign recognition capability.

Vauxhall is also promising improved levels of luxury and comfort for its new supermini, including the option of panoramic glass roof and heated seats.

The fourth generation Corsa will be based on a revised version of the platform used on the current car, but updated to include a number of revisions to the suspension and chassis.

No prices have yet been announced for the Corsa, but these are likely to be released slightly before or at the Paris motor show in October. We expect the new Corsa to start from about £8,700.

The first models are expected to go into production later this year with the UK receiving its first cars late this year or in early 2015.

This is an abridged article especially prepared by first4auto.com on behalf of EcoCars4Sale. The full story can be found by following this link: http://www.first4auto.com/vauxhall-releases-corsa-specs-ahead-of-paris-debut/