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2020 (70) Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Turbo Elite Nav Premium 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.5" colour driver instrument cluster (DIC)Auto tele unit 3S vehicle communication system
Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio informationCruise control with speed limiter
Electric power steeringEngine oil life indicator
Frequencies rating 433 MHZFront 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 timeMultimedia Nav pro info system 10" touchscreen,Sat-Nav,European coverage,2D/3D street map,Bluetooth audio stream/Apple carplay/Android auto
Panoramic rear view cameraService indicator
Side blind spot alert and flank guardSpeed sensitive power steering
Traffic sign recognitionVauxhall connect box

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Chassis equipment front strut assemblyChassis equipment rear axle compound crank
Electronic returnless fuel systemPetrol Particulate Filter
Ride and handling manual electronic controlledStandard chassis suspension system ride handling
Under body shield for aero 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSix speakers
Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controlsUSB with iPod control

Exterior Features

A pillar in blackActive aeroshutter
Automatic headlight control systemBlack grained finish front grille
Black window side moulding with stainless DLO beltlineBody colour door handles
Body colour front and rear bumpersBonnet/headlight/wiper structure
Centre rear brake lightsChrome effect lower side window mouldings
Chrome logo barComfort body kit
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate windowElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Electrically folding door mirrorsElectrically operated front and rear windows
Electrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirrorGlazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility
Hazard warning lightsHeadlamps for left side traffic
High beam assistHigh gloss black finish B pillar
Integrated rear roof spoiler level 2 ECOLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lampsLED Headlights
Manual headlamp level controlRain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear fog lampRear reversing lights
Roof antenna short rodSolar heat absorbing windscreen and windows
Tail lamp base bulbTailgate spoiler
Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipeWindscreen and side window demist vents

Interior Features

12V power sockets2 cupholders in front centre console
2 layer paint IP insert signature wings colour galvano innovation2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with silver painted bezel + IRC6 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
Auto single zone electronic climate control - sensor air moisture W/S temp, air/pollutant/odour filterCaptain cloth/premium leather effect upholstery
Chrome inside door handlesComfort front seats
Courtesy lights with map reading lightFlat bottomed leather steering wheel
Four adjustable facia ventsFront centre armrest with hidden storage
Front driver and co-driver side articulated grab handlesFront passenger side provision for child restraint
Front seatback storage pocketsHeated front seats + steering wheel
Height adjustable head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lid
Illuminated load compartment trunkLED ambient lighting
Legroom rear heaterLuggage compartment lighting
Polyurethane gear knob/leverPremium black leather effect side bolsters and surrounds
Premium leather effect / fabric seat trimRake and telescope adjustable steering column
Refrigerant low GWPRight hand drive (RHD)
Silent black door panels on door trimSingle dome lamp with dual front reading lamps
Six speed fan with illuminated controlsSunshades with vanity mirror on driver and passenger side
Two litre open door pockets 

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 airbagDriver drowsiness alert system
EBD - Electronic brakeforce distributionElectrical child lock system in rear door latch
Electrically operated parking brakeElectronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Emergency brake assistForward collision alert
Front seat side impact airbagsFront seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
Full size curtain airbagsHill hold and start system
ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seatsPassenger airbag
Single tone hornTraction control
Tyre deflation detection systemTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

2 keys one folding with integral remoteEngine deadlock and immobiliser
Keyless entry and startLocking wheel nuts
Remote control central lockingRemote control security alarm system
Remote locking fuel filler flapSteering lock

Trim

Silent black facia with galvano chrome inserts
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)96Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb126WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL126 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinders3Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5
EC Urban (mpg)54.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL4.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL5.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL52.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH47.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL54.3WLTP - MPG - High - TEH55.4
WLTP - MPG - High - TEL60.1WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH38.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL40.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL48.7 

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power100
Coin DescriptionTurboCoin SeriesElite Nav Premium
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %84NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66
NCAP Safety Assist %69Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW74Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT151
Engine Torque - MKG20.9Engine Torque - NM205
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed121

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 Style5 DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1433Length4060
Wheelbase2538Width1765
Width (including mirrors)1960 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)44Gross Vehicle Weight1620
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1015Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)309
Max. Loading Weight455Max. Roof Load70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked580
Minimum Kerbweight1165No. 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Time, perhaps, to change the way you feel about Vauxhall's Corsa. This fifth generation version aims to surprise in all the ways its predecessors were 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.

History

Vauxhall's Corsa has always been a well-priced, practical supermini, but in its first four generations, it was usually 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 tried to sort in this fifth generation version. The name plate here dates back to the Corsa A model of 1982 (badged as a Vauxhall Nova in the UK). Our market first met the Corsa in 1993, that 'B' model replaced by a Corsa C contender in 2000, before a complete re-design for the Corsa D of 2006. That car was only lightly re-skinned to create this model's predecessor, the Corsa E of 2014, a fourth generation model that had to carry on well past its sell-by date before it was replaced in Autumn 2019 by the MK5 Corsa F model we look at here. By that point, over 13.5 million Corsas had been sold in Europe, with 2.1 million of those badged as Vauxhalls for the UK market. Here, this supermini is almost as much as a supermini institution as its closest rival, the Ford Fiesta and it's still by far the Griffin maker's best selling model, shifting over twice as many units as anything else the company makes. But, as that little history lesson makes clear, by 2019 it had been an awful long time since we'd seen a completely fresh from the ground-up version of this Vauxhall. There was a reason of course for this impasse and it lay with the French PSA Group's £1.9 billion purchase of the Opel and Vauxhall brands back in March 2017. By that point, development on an all-new MK5 Corsa was almost complete and prototypes were pounding the roads around Russelsheim, but the PSA board ordered that the project should be scrapped and begun again using their more flexible CMP small car platform. Unlike the underpinnings that the Opel / Vauxhall team had planned to use (which would have required a licence fee payable to previous owners General Motors for every car built if PSA had used it), this chassis could support four cylinder engines and full-electrification. Which was all well and good but the change in project direction meant the need for a completely new car to be created from scratch in record time; in the event, from start to finish, the project was completed in just two and a half years. That kind of compacted gestation period wouldn't of course have been possible had not Chief Engineer Thomas Wanke's development team been able to borrow so much from this car's close cousin, the second generation Peugeot 208, which hit the UK market about the same time as this MK5 Corsa. The two cars share virtually identical dimensions - and of course all the same powertrains, including a fully battery-powered one that enabled the range to include the completely electrified Corsa-e. Another shared attribute was an emphasis on weight saving which saw the Vauxhall tip the scales a massive 108kg lighter than its predecessor; it's actually one of the few superminis from its era that can weigh in at below a tonne. That plays its part in what Vauxhall claimed were driver-orientated dynamics, sharpened with extensive chassis tuning. There was also a level of camera safety provision and media connectivity that was way above anything Corsa buyers had ever experienced. Vauxhall tinkered with this MK5 Corsa range constantly, deleting the diesel engine in 2022 at the same time as re-naming the Corsa-e the 'Corsa Electric' and upping that EV model's driving range. More significant changes followed with a full facelift in mid-2023; it's the pre-facelift 2019-2023-era MK5 Corsa model that we look at here though.

What You Get

This fifth generation 'Corsa F' design was certainly very different from its predecessor. It was described by Vauxhall as being less 'van-like' and if you come from the previous model, that'll certainly be your first impression, thanks to 39mm of extra length and a substantial 48mm reduction in roof height. It's certainly a more grown-up-looking car, with its smarter detailing, shorter overhangs and more vertical windscreen. And it came only with five doors. And inside? Well if you've driven a Corsa before - as most of us have - the Griffin badge on the steering wheel will be the only thing you'll recognise about this one. You sit much lower than you did before and the cabin surrounding you is of considerably higher quality, with glossy black trim that delivers a much more up-market feel. Technology also helps of course, with the greater perception of sophistication. The minimum centre dash monitor size is 7-inches, while at the very top of the range, plush variants get a wide, brightly-coloured 10-inch HD fascia display. Both monitors deliver the expected smartphone-mirroring functionality and of course there's navigation too - which was optional with the smaller screen. What you see through the steering wheel is either another 7-inch digital display featuring with virtual dials in the instrument binnacle - or conventional gauges separated by a 3.5-inch trip computer. Build quality doesn't match the highest standards in this class, but ergonomically, there's not much to fault. The seats are supportive, nothing's irritatingly awkward to get to and everything's exactly where you expect it to be. Move rearwards and you'll encounter narrow rear door opening through which you've to pass to access the back of the car, an aperture constricted not just by packaging issues (and a rather bulky bit of bodywork over the rear wheels) but also by the substantial reduction in the roof height of this fifth generation model. If you're particularly tall or you habitually need to reach into the back to fasten things like child seats, you're not going to like it at all. Once inside, it's actually not too bad; there's certainly less room than there was in the previous generation Corsa (despite the fact that this MK5 model has 28mm of extra wheelbase length), but there's not much less space than you'd get in the back of a Fiesta for instance, though that's not really saying much. To be frank, both models are somewhat embarrassed in this regard by some supposedly smaller and much cheaper citycars from the class below, like Hyundai's i10. There's not much room for either knees or heads - larger adults certainly wouldn't want to be spending too long here. But does that matter, given that for the majority of buyers, these rear seats will be used only occasionally for those above school age? Only you can decide. The boot is 309-litres in size - which is 24-litres more than was on offer in the previous generation model and 17-litres bigger than the trunk of a Fiesta but is a capacity figure that remains about average by class standards. Vauxhall though, feels pretty proud that there's no compromise in cargo area size if you go for the battery-powered Corsa-e variant - which must have taken quite a lot of development effort. There's a straightforward 60:40 rear bench split which, once retracted, reveals 1,118-litres of capacity when you load to the roof.

What to Look For

You'll need to buy quite carefully because we came across a number of issues with this MK5 Corsa in our reliability survey. We came across one customer with a 1.2 litre petrol turbo variant saying the speedometer screen blinks and cuts out if the phone is plugged in or is connected to Bluetooth. Try that on your test drive. Another customer had a problem with the central locking malfunctioning. We've come across faults reported with the engine stop-start system too. With the electric Corsa, we've come across issues with the charging system malfunctioning: owners put the car on charge, but then it goes off after around 20 minutes and a fault light comes on. Make sure the car you're looking at has gone through a full charging cycle with your inspection. We also came across Corsa electric models having window demisting problems. And one owner reported a knocking sound on rough roads. Across the range, check for parking dings because this Corsa has rather large pillars front and rear. And inspect the alloy wheels (if fitted) for scrapes and nicks. Examine the interior for broken bits of trim and child damage - the upholstery may have been affected by the fitment of child seats. And we've heard of the clips on the seat backs braking, making it hard to release the seat back and fold it down. Insist on a fully-stamped service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2020 Corsa 1.2 75PS excl. VAT) Using the 1.2-litre 75PS petrol model as an example, expect to pay around £8 for an air filter, pay around £4 for an oil filter and around £9-£19 for a wiper blade. Front brake discs are around £47-£126 for a set. Front brake pads are in the £23-£54 bracket; rears are in the £23-£33 bracket. A water pump is around £80. A thermostat is around £134.

On the Road

This MK5-era Corsa started off with a huge advantage over its predecessors: a much lighter CMP platform that enabled it to lose a shed-load of weight in comparison to its direct predecessor - 108kgs to be exact. Vauxhall's engineers would have liked to have built on this by specifically tuning the drive dynamics of this car to British roads - as the brand has very effectively done with previous generation Corsa models, but that wasn't possible this time round. Something evidenced, for example, by the way the slightly over-light steering wasn't tweaked for the twistier, more challenging tarmac common in our market - as previously, it might usually have been. Still, if you opt for a mid-range 'SRi' variant, you get a 'Sport' button to firm the helm responses up a bit, a mode that at the same time adds a sportier note to the exhaust. 'SRi' models also get suspension equipped with special strut tower tie rods, which provide a form of cross-bracing to create a more solid and precise feel through the steering. Engine-wise, we don't think your choice is going to be that difficult. You probably won't want a diesel - even though the 1.5-litre Turbo D unit offered here, which puts out 102PS, is impressively efficient. Ideally too, you'd want to look beyond the base petrol powerplant, a 75PS normally aspirated version of the Stellantis Group's usual three cylinder 1.2-litre engine that in this form doesn't have a great deal of pulling power. That same 1.2 Turbo unit's much better suited to this car in the turbocharged 100PS guise that many preferred, a form in which it manages to be very competitively clean and frugal. If you want to do substantially better in terms of running costs and you can't face the thought of melting the polar ice caps in the diesel variant, there's another more eco-friendly option available in the form of the battery-powered Corsa-e (later re-named the Corsa Electric). This mates a 100kW electric motor putting out 136PS with a 50kWh lithium-ion battery that when fully charged is capable of giving the all-electric Corsa a WLTP-rated driving range of up to 209 miles (upped to 222 miles on '22-plate models).

Overall

Vauxhall produced a much better Corsa with this MK5 design - of that there's no doubt. It was smarter, quieter, classier and more sophisticated than any of its predecessors. But it was also considerably more expensive too, so it's just as well that it offered plenty more in return. True, it's not class-leading in any particular area, but it's a very mature-feeling little thing, with a combination of virtues that's difficult to beat. It's a small Vauxhall for which no apologies need to be made. This model's predecessors had nothing like the depth of engineering and quality of this car, yet still racked up very respectable sales. In this MK5 form, the Corsa sold on more than just sheer value. And does so in used form too.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

This vehicle is fitted with a Particulate Filter. Vehicles with a Particulate Filter driven at low speeds in urban traffic can require periodic trips at higher speeds to clear out the filter.

* 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.

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  • Vauxhall Corsa - 1.2 Turbo Elite Nav Premium 5dr
  • FL70HCP
  • GBP
  • 11298
  • 46599 miles, Preston Motorstore