Vauxhall Corsa
Fresh Design And Very Economical Engines The new edition of the Vauxhall Corsa, on sale in the autumn, comes with a fresh dynamic design and a broad range of technical innovations.

Highlights include new 1.3 litre and 1.7 litre common rail turbo-diesel engines (70 and 100 hp) and a newly developed 1.4 ECOTEC 90 hp petrol engine with twinport technology.

The 1.4 twinport uses up to 13 per cent less fuel than the current Corsa 1.4 litre model.

The innovative petrol saving concept from Vauxhall is also available for the three-cylinder 60 hp Corsa 1.0 litre model, using around three per cent less fuel than its predecessor, with more power and torque.

Electric, speed-sensitive power steering is more responsive and a shorter steering ratio improves handling. With an expanded range of equipment, the Vauxhall Corsa, in its third year of sales, is more technically mature than ever.

The new edition Corsa’s exterior has been redesigned with distinctive 3D headlamps with three cylindrical lamps for low beam, high beam and indicators.

Front and rear bumpers are colour-keyed and come with integrated inserts to protect against damage from minor collisions. Inside new upholstery and colours provide a fresh ambience. All these visual enhancements underline Corsa’s athletic styling.

Comprehensive equipment on the revised Corsa includes a "follow me home" light function, that provides exterior lighting after the car is parked.

Corsa’s engine range consists of six four-cylinder units – four petrol and two common rail turbo-diesels from 1.0 to 1.8 litres.

The twinport petrol engines achieve reductions in fuel consumption by using a variable intake manifold in combination with high rates of exhaust gas recirculation.

For example, the new 1.0 ECOTEC twinport engine returns 53.5 mpg, three per cent better than previously.

Fuel savings are even greater with the 1.4 ECOTEC twinport engine, returning 47.9 mpg, 13 per cent better than its predecessor with the same power output and five-speed manual transmission.

The new 1.3- and 1.7-litre CDTi ECOTEC turbo-diesels produce low fuel consumption combined with high performance and refinement. The compact 1.3 CDTi ECOTEC – the smallest four-cylinder common rail diesel engine in the world – returns 62.8 mpg thanks to its Multi-Injection system.

The 1.7 CDTi ECOTEC features a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, and returns 58.9 mpg with maximum torque of 240 Nm.

Easytronic automated manual transmission is an option on the 1.0 twinport and 1.2 petrol engines.

Prices will be announced closer to on-sale date.

Published : 25/06/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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