2014 Vauxhall Corsa
The new Vauxhall Corsa model is expected to be released in late 2014 or early 2015, with pricing similar to the current model. The vehicle' is gaining a facelift and new interior in an effort to defeat the Ford Fiesta in a sales battle and steal the UK best seller title. Last year, the Corsa finished third in the UK sales chart, behind Ford's Fiesta and Focus models.
What will power the new 2014 Vauxhall Corsa?
Power for the new Vauxhall Corsa will come from a new engine range, where the main talking point is a 113 brake horsepower 1.0 litre petrol unit that will feature stop/start technology for better economy. This engine will be fitted with a new manual gearbox with six gears. The new Corsa is also likely to receive the new 1.6 litre CDTI diesel engine which will emit less than 100g/km of CO2 for tax free ownership.
The 2014 Vauxhall Corsa styling and tech
As a face-lifted version of the old model, the new model is to gain very few changes on the exterior. From spy shots it's possible to see that it gains new headlights, a wider grille with large badge and a low front number plate.
Inside is where the main changes will be, with the new supermini set to look and feel like the company's Adam city car. The design team is said to be using premium manufacturer Audi as a benchmark for the interior, hoping to make the car 'feel warm and fun' as well as high quality.
The Corsa is set to gain a chunky steering wheel, glossy black plastic and chrome trim similar to the Adam, plus soft touch materials for the dashboard. It's also expected that Corsa buyers will have a choice of two infotainment systems, a cheaper system for entry level cars and an Intellink touchscreen that will sync with smartphones to run sat nav and music apps.
The current trend for personalisation has seen a huge range of options being developed for cars like the Mini, Fiat 500 and Vauxhall Adam. It is likely that Corsa buyers will be able to 'make their cars their own' with a range of styling options.
The new Vauxhall Corsa 2014 will make it's debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.