Before Paris: Vauxhall's New Corsa


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AUTO CENTRAL, UK -- August 28, 2014: All-new engines including 1.0-litre 3 cylinder ECOTEC unit CO2 emissions as low as 85g/km and economy up to 87.8mpg combined New interior with IntelliLink connectivity as standard on most models Host of driver assistance systems, many unrivalled in its vehicle class Pricing due to be announced on 2nd October ahead of Paris debut Luton – Vauxhall has announced further technical details on its all-new Corsa ahead of its world premiere at next month’s 2014 Paris Motor Show (4th – 19th October).

One of the highlights of the New Corsa’s engine line-up will be the fresh-to-market 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo petrol.

Meeting the latest stringent Euro 6 emissions regulations, the ECOTEC will be available with either 90PS or 115PS outputs, each of which achieves 170Nm of torque from just 1,800rpm. This is particularly evident during acceleration from 50mph to 75pm, an important speed range for overtaking, when this compact powerhouse belies its size by delivering strong power from low rpm. The Corsa with 115PS makes this transition in just 10.4 seconds.

Vauxhall’s powerful new, 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo fitted with Start/Stop technology as standard also boasts excellent economy: the 90PS three-door version consumes just 54.7mpg on the combined cycle. There are also Euro 6 compliant 1.2 and 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated units with 70PS and 90PS.

In addition, completely revised, more refined and now also Euro 6 compliant 1.3 CDTi engines with 75PS and 95PS expand the Corsa offer on the diesel side. New-generation turbo chargers ensure smooth driving and acceleration at low engine speeds with minimal noise generation. Both versions come with fuel-saving Start/Stop technology fitted as standard.

At launch, the most frugal Corsa diesel version – with 95PS, 5-speed manual transmission and braking energy recuperation system – can reduce the three-door model‘s CO2 emissions down to 85g/km and fuel consumption down to 87.8mpg in the combined cycle.

Pricing will be announced on 2nd October with first models going in to production later this year.

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