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70 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SE 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.5" colour driver instrument cluster (DIC)Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Cruise control with speed limiterElectric power steering
Engine oil life indicatorFront camera system
Front pedestrian detection BASISInfotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side
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 timeMultimedia infotainment systems with 7" touchscreen, DAB/AM/FM radio, USB/iPod, Bluetooth, Apple carplay/Android auto
Service indicatorSpeed sign recognition
Start/stop systemTwo litre open door pockets

Entertainment

Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate lightSix speakers
Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls 

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour roof + door mirrorsBonnet/headlight/wiper structure
Centre Rear Brake LightsChrome logo bar
Electrical adjustment, manual folding and heated outside rear view mirrorFront power windows with express up/down and anti-pinch function
Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facilityHazard warning lights
Headlamps for left side trafficHigh beam assist
Inside rear view mirror tiltable day/night folderIntegrated rear roof spoiler level 2 ECO
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
Manual headlamp level controlRear fog lamp
Rear reversing lightsRoof antenna short rod
Solar absorbing front and rear side windows and tailgateSolar heat absorbing windscreen
Tailgate spoilerTwo speed windscreen wipers

Interior Features

12V power sockets2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with silver painted bezel + IRC4 speed fan with illuminated controls
4 way manual co-driver fore/aft with reclining seatback6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback
60/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning with air recirculation facility
Comfort front seatsCourtesy lights with map reading light
Flat bottomed leather steering wheelFour adjustable facia vents
Fresez marvel cloth upholsteryFront cupholder
Height adjustable head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lid
Illuminated load compartment trunkIP plastic insert single piece
Jet black door panels on door trimLegroom rear heater
Luggage compartment lightingManual handbrake
Mistral fabric side bolsters and surroundsPolyurethane gear knob/lever
Rake and telescope adjustable steering columnRear cupholder
Right hand drive (RHD)Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps
Sunshades with vanity mirror on driver and passenger sideWindscreen and side window demist vents

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
ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seatsSeatbelt pretensioners
Single tone hornSix airbags - Driver's dual stage airbag/front passenger's dual stage airbag/front seat side impact airbags/full size curtain airbags
Traction controlTyre deflation detection system
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Engine deadlock and immobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote control central lockingRemote locking fuel filler flap

Technical

Electronic returnless fuel systemUnder body shield for aero

Wheels

16" silver 8 spoke alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)93Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb125WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min125 

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

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Extra Urban (mpg)76.3
EC Urban (mpg)58.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb51.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min53.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min50.4WLTP - MPG - High - Max54.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min61.4WLTP - MPG - Low - Max41.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min42.8WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max50.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min55.4 

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power75
Coin SeriesSEGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0710ENCAP 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
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 Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style8 SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1433Length4060
Wheelbase2538Width1765
Width (including mirrors)1960 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1550
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1015Luggage 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. 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 £15,500 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 £25,000 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 £26,000, though from that, you can deduct a £3,000 government plug-in car grant. There are four core trim level options for the Corsa this time round - 'SE', 'Sri', 'Elite Nav' and 'Ultimate'. Go for the 'SE' or 'Sri' variants and there are interim 'Nav' and 'Premium' options. You can have the 'Elite Nav' model in an upgraded 'Elite Nav Premium' state of spec too. 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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£185
Deposit£185
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4%
Cash price£12,998
Credit amount£12,813
Guaranteed future value£6209
Total amount payable£15,089
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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