Vauxhall’s eagerly-awaited New Corsa is gearing up to inject a healthy dose of style and driving fun into the supermini market.
Built in two unique body styles - a sporty, low-slung three-door and a stylish yet practical five-door, the new model is set to usher in new levels of quality, style and driving dynamics when it arrives in showrooms this autumn.
Wider, longer and more muscular looking than the current Corsa, the new model has been designed with individual style very much at the core of its appeal.
The 3-dr model has a coupe-like roofline and a high shoulder line, giving it the look of a sporty car rather than an ordinary hatchback - a look already successfully achieved by Vauxhall with the much-lauded Astra Sport Hatch.
Large, dominant headlamps enhance the car’s sporty, powerful character, while the steeply inclined A-pillar manages to shorten the look of the bonnet, while at the same time lowering the roof height.
At the rear, butch wheelarches and a distinctive tapered rear window give New Corsa 3-dr an even more striking look.
New Corsa 5-dr is distinctly different. It shares the 3-dr model’s front wings, bonnet and bumper, but is completely different from the scuttle panel backward. The rear window descends at a much steeper angle, making the best use of interior and luggage space. Yet although it was designed with practicality in mind, the 5-dr retains a stylish, harmonious profile.
Bryan Nesbitt, GM Europe’s Executive Director of Design, said: “The new Corsa builds on our commitment to offer dynamic vehicles regardless of segment. The fashion-conscious exterior, coupled to a refreshingly innovative interior hope to exceed the target customer’s expectations.”