New Vauxhall Corsa engines revealed

Ahead of its launch at the Paris Motor Show in October, Vauxhall has revealed the full engine line-up for the new Corsa.

The highlight is an all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, direct injection turbo petrol engine. The Euro 6-compliant unit will be available in 89bhp and 113bhp forms, both of which produce 125lb/ft of torque from 1,800rpm.

The lesser-powered three-door version returns a respectable 54.7mpg on the combined cycle. Naturally aspirated 1.2-litre, 69bhp and 1.4-litre, 89bhp petrol units are available as well.

The existing 1.3-litre CDTi turbodiesel has been updated to Euro 6 regs, with either 74bhp or 94bhp. The latter, with a five-speed manual gearbox and brake energy recuperation should achieve Co2 emissions of 85g/km and combined economy of 87.8mpg.

Vauxhall has subjected the rest of the Corsa to an end-to-end overhaul, rather than starting with a clean sheet of paper. Still, the result is a car that is almost entirely brand-new.

The styling borrows cues from the Adam and the Astra, while a significantly improved interior with better quality materials is promised. New infotainment and safety systems will feature.

Prices for the new Vauxhall Corsa will be announced at launch, though the range is expected to start at less than £10,000. Vauxhall hopes keen pricing could help the Corsa, the UK’s perennial third-best selling car, surpass the table-topping Ford Fiesta.

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