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21 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Griffin Edition 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" TFT instrument clusterApple car play/Android Auto
Auto tele unit 3S vehicle communication systemBluetooth mobile phone portal
Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio informationCruise control with intelligent speed limiter
Engine oil life indicatorFront and rear parking sensors
Front camera systemFront pedestrian detection BASIS
Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left sideInstrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
Lane departure warning with lane assistLights on audible warning
Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving timePanoramic rear view camera
Service indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering
Speed sign recognitionStart/stop system
Traffic sign recognition with intelligent speed adaptation 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Electronic returnless fuel systemPetrol Particulate Filter
Under body shield for aero 

Entertainment

AM/FM stereo radioBluetooth A2DP audio streaming
DAB Digital radioRDS with traffic programme
Six speakersSteering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
USB with iPod control 

Exterior Features

Automatic headlight control systemBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour front and rear bumpers
Bonnet/headlight/wiper structureCentre rear brake lights
Chrome effect lower side window mouldingsChrome logo bar
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsElectrically folding door mirrors
Electrically operated front and rear windowsElectrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror
Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facilityHazard warning lights
Headlamps for left side trafficHigh beam assist
High gloss black finish B pillarIntegrated rear roof spoiler level 2 ECO
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lamps
LED HeadlightsManual headlamp level control
Rain sensitive windscreen wipersRear fog lamp
Rear reversing lightsRoof antenna short rod
Solar heat absorbing windscreenTailgate spoiler
Upper and lower bumper design 

Interior Features

12V power sockets2 layer paint IP insert signature wings colour galvano innovation
2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with satin chrome effect bezel
4 speed fan with illuminated controls6 way manual co-driver fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback
6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning with air recirculation facilityCabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
Captain cloth/premium leather effect upholsteryComfort front seats
Driver/passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + coversFour adjustable facia vents
Front centre armrest with storageFront cupholder
Front map reading lightsFront seatback storage pockets
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lid
Illuminated load compartment trunkInterior courtesy light
Internal chrome door handlesLED ambient lighting
Legroom rear heaterLuggage compartment lighting
Manual handbrakePolyurethane gear knob/lever
Premium leather effect side bolsters and surroundsRake and telescope adjustable steering column
Right hand drive (RHD)Silent black door panels on door trim
Single dome lamp with dual front reading lampsTwo litre open door pockets
Windscreen and side window demist vents 

Passive Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Auto city emergency brakingCornering brake control
Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbagDrag torque control
Driver drowsiness alert systemEBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electrical child lock system in rear door latchElectronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Emergency brake assistForward collision alert
Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning lightHill hold and start system
Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seatsISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
Seatbelt pretensionersSingle tone horn
Six airbags - Driver's dual stage airbag/front passenger's dual stage airbag/front seat side impact airbags/full size curtain airbagsStraight line stability control
Traction controlTyre deflation detection system
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

2 keys one folding with integral remoteEngine deadlock and immobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote control central locking
Remote control security alarm systemRemote locking fuel filler flap
Steering column lock 

Trim

Silent black facia with galvano chrome inserts 

Wheels

17" diamond cut gloss black 5-twinspoke alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb121

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinders3Cylinders - Bore (mm)75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.5Engine CodeEB2FAD
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power75
Coin SeriesGriffin EditionGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %69
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)12.4
Engine Power - BHP75Engine Power - KW55
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT87Engine Torque - MKG12
Engine Torque - NM118Engine Torque - RPM2750
Top Speed108 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style4 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1433Length4060
Wheelbase2538Width1765
Width (including mirrors)1960 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1550
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1118Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)309
Max. Loading Weight570Max. Roof Load70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight980No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Corsa

With a little Gallic assistance, Vauxhall has rejuvanted its Corsa supermini to make sure it stays relevant to buyers in this crowded market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Time, perhaps, to change the way you feel about Vauxhall's Corsa. This fifth generation version aims to surprise in all the ways its predecessor was unremarkable. As a result, on paper at least, it's the most competitive supermini the brand has ever brought us. There's even an all-electric model.

Background

Vauxhall's Corsa has always been a well-priced, practical supermini but it's usually been let down by distinctively average engines, a bit of a weight problem, less than cutting-edge technology and the lack of the kind of spark that would endear you to the thing. All stuff that Vauxhall reckons has been sorted in this fifth generation version. We'll see. The key boxes certainly seem to have been ticked here. Vauxhall is merely an Anglo/Teutonic outpost of the French PSA Peugeot/Citroen conglomerate these days, so it's not surprising to find this MK5 model Corsa pretty much completely based on the second generation Peugeot 208 announced at about the same time. Which means that this car will get that one's battery full-electric tech too - enter the Corsa-e. Most Corsa buyers though, will continue to want a fossil-fuelled lump beneath the bonnet. Vauxhall's also promising a big step up in provision when it comes to driver assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, there are two petrol units and a single diesel to choose from. Ideally, you'd want to avoid the base 75PS 1.2-litre petrol unit, which can only be had with 5-speed manual transmission. And go instead for the more modern three cylinder, direct injection turbocharged 100PS 1.2-litre petrol powerplant your dealer will prefer to point you towards. Here, there's a gutsier 205Nm of torque, which will mean easier mid-range overtaking and less of a need to 'row' the car along with the 6-speed gear lever in town. Alternatively with this 100PS drivetrain, there's the option of an auto transmission - and a very sophisticated one with 8-speeds which includes steering wheel paddleshifters. You have to have this auto if you go for the top 1.2 130PS variant. The minority-interest Corsa engine option is a 1.5-litre 100PS diesel which will be a rare sight, but might make sense if you habitually undertake longer distances in your supermini, thanks to a plump 250Nm torque output. All the engines on offer are helped in their task by a significant weight reduction this time round - Vauxhall says it can be as much as 10%, which is quite a lot in supermini terms. Base-spec variants can now weigh as little as 980kgs. As for the all-electric Corsa-e version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp.

Design and Build

The idea this time round with the Corsa is to strike a better balance between sportiness and comfort, thanks to a re-designed body shell and new aluminium engines. There are lighter underpinnings too, based on the new Common Modular Platform (CMP) platform this car shares with the latest Peugeot 208. Despite this, this fifth generation model is slightly larger than its predecessor, with its bigger body and longer wheelbase delivering more interior and boot space from this five-door-only model. The smarter body panels are still fashioned from the usual range of high-strength steels, but it's all been stitched together in a more weight-conscious manner, saving 40kg over the outgoing Corsa. Visually, the standard Corsa is virtually identical to the electric version, with the exception of different alloy wheel designs. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro.

Market and Model

If you'd got used to Corsa pricing for base models being in the £11,000 to £13,500 bracket (which is where it's been in recent times), you might need a cup of hot sweet tea after perusal of the figures being asked for this fifth generation French-inspired version, which start from around £16,500 for the feeblest 1.2-litre base-spec petrol variant. And even if you avoid the all-electric Corsa-e, it's still possible to pay as much as £28,000 for the ritziest-trimmed petrol model. Five doors are now standard (which partly explains the price rise), the three-door body style of previous models being deemed no longer necessary. For the Corsa-e, you're looking at needing to find around £26,500 as a starting point, after deduction of the £3,000 government plug-in car grant. There are eight core trim level options for the Corsa - 'SE', 'SE Premium', 'SRi', 'SRi Premium', 'Elite', 'Elite Nav', 'Elite Nav Premium' and 'Ultimate Nav'. It's all quite complex. Simpler to comprehend is the need to pay a premium for auto transmission - an extra £1,730 on petrol models only. Even the most basic 'SE' derivatives are quite well equipped, fitted with 16-inch double spoke alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch-screen radio, a leather flat bottom steering wheel and LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Cost of Ownership

Huge efforts have gone in here to improve running cost efficiency by saving weight. As a result, expect the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variants that many will want to be very acceptably clean and frugal. With the 100hp model, you can expect to manage around 45mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and return a CO2 reading not much over 100g/km, which is pretty good going for a car in this segment. The 1.5-litre diesel version of course does much better. Over 60mpg on the combined cycle should be eminently achievable, along with a sub-100g/km of CO2 reading. But of course if you're really interested in ecological efficiency, there'll be just one variant of this car that'll interest you, the all-electric Corsa-e. For this derivative, Vauxhall claims a WLTP-rated driving range between charges of 211 miles. And fast charging at the rate of 100kW is available via a CCS socket hidden behind the fuel cap, with an 0-80% charge achievable in around 30 minutes. If you install a wallbox at home, you can recharge the battery from empty in around five hours if you have an 11kW electricity supply - or in around eight hours with a 7.4kW supply. Bear in mind that the Corsa-e is around 350kgs heavier than the ordinary version.

Summary

Ultimately, what we're looking at here is a Corsa that can. It can be fun to drive. It can deliver a big car feel. And it can stack up well on the balance sheet. It's a small Vauxhall for which no apologies need to be made. All that will worry obvious supermini rivals. After all, this model's predecessor lacked a little in all of these areas, yet still racked up very respectable sales against them. This MK5 version's still very competitively priced, but has become a contender in this segment that sells on more than just sheer value. It's not perfect of course. It doesn't lead its class in terms of either space, efficiency or driving dynamics. And more work is still needed under the bonnet to deliver an engine range in which all the options are as good as the mid-range three cylinder turbo petrol unit. The key though, is that this Vauxhall is now there, or thereabouts, in the three key areas I've just mentioned. Add to that the wide model line-up and the likely deals on offer and you've a supermini that more than ever, needs to remain high on any family's shopping list.

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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£225
Deposit£225
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.83%
Cash price£15,998
Credit amount£15,773
Guaranteed future value£6991
Total amount payable£17,791
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.