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Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX becomes firm's lowest-emitting diesel

Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX becomes firm's lowest-emitting diesel

A new edition of the Vauxhall Corsa has been announced, with the vehicle set to be the company's lowest emitting diesel car yet.

The Corsa 1.3-litre CDTi ecoFLEX Start/Stop is able to display standout economic-friendly features thanks to improvements that the British car manufacturer has made to the vehicle's engine and transmission.

For example, a variable displacement oil pump in the turbodiesel model is designed to deliver the car with only the necessary amount of oil pressure, while an adjustment has been made to the car's engine mapping in the engine control unit.

The results are that the three-door Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX is able to boast 95PS of power and delivers fuel economy of 85.6mpg. The car's carbon dioxide emissions are also limited to an eye-catching 88g per kilometre for added efficiency.

While the five-door Corsa ecoFLEX adds a bit more weight due to its larger design when compared to the three-door variety, fuel economy of 83.1mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of 89g/km can still be delivered.

To put this into context, the newest Corsa model has an improvement of 2.4mpg and 6g/km over the equivalent 2011 Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX vehicle

Mike Ableson, the vice president of engineering at Vauxhall, was also keen to add: "In just five years, from the first Corsa ecoFLEX to today, we have been able to reduce consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 26 per cent, while at the same time increasing performance by over 26 per cent."

Away from the efficiency detailing of the updated Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX, which launches in November, the car is also being designed with a new manual gearbox intended to provide motorists with smoother shifts and added reliability when the transmission is cold.

Furthermore, the new Corsa is being fitted with low-rolling resistance tyres as standard, while the introduction of suspension and damper settings on every model except for the VXR Nurburgring Edition is aimed to present both drivers and passengers with an improved level of ride comfort.

Posted by Craig Salter
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