Vauxhall has revealed further technical details on its all-new Corsa ahead of its world premier at the Paris Motor Show 2014 (4-19 October).
The new Corsa's engine options will include a brand-new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder ECOTEC turbo-charged petrol and revised diesel and petrol variants.
The ECOTEC will be available with either 88bhp or 113bhp outputs, each of which packs 170Nm of torque from just 1,800rpm. This is particularly evident during acceleration from 50mph to 75mph when this compact car delivers strong power from low rpm.
Fitted with Start/Stop technology as standard, the powerful 1.0-litre ECOTEC boasts excellent economy: the 88bhp three-door version returns 54.7mpg. There are also Euro 6-compliant naturally aspirated 1.2 and 1.4-litre units with 69bhp and 88bhp.
In addition, there will be the completely revised diesel variants: Euro 6-compliant 1.3-litre CDTi engines with 74bhp and 93bhp. New-generation turbo chargers ensure smooth driving and acceleration at low engine speeds with minimal noise generation. Again, both versions come with fuel-saving Start/Stop technology fitted as standard.
At launch, the most frugal Corsa diesel will be the 93bhp version fitted with the five-speed manual gearbox, which emits 85g/km and returns 87.8mpg.
Pricing will be announced on October 2, with first models going into production later this year.
by: Danielle Bagnall