New Corsa is lighter

and more frugal

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VAUXHALL has released first pictures of the all-new fifth generation Corsa, that features a new range of higher efficiency petrol and diesel powertrains.

It means that the latest Corsa will offer reduced fuel consumption with every variant of the new model emitting less CO2than the most efficient versions of the Corsa currently on offer.

Compared to the current powertrains of the Corsa range, the new engines have significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions while retaining similar power outputs to the outgoing model.

The new engine line-up includes an entry level 1.2-litre (75ps) petrol unit and a three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged 1.2-litre (100ps) all-aluminium powertrain. The two petrol engines are joined by a 1.5-litre diesel with 100ps and maximum torque of 250Nm.

The gearbox range is topped by an eight-speed, lightweight automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre (75PS) entry-level engine is fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. With the 1.2-litre (100PS) unit, customers can choose from a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.

Customers in the market for an all-electric version, can choose the all-new Corsa-e. Thanks to the common modular platform (CMP), various powertrains can be offered on one platform and produced on a single line.

The newcomer offers numerous assistance systems, such as front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, intelligent speed control and limiter, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition.

A range of new infotainment systems made up of Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi with 7.0-inch colour touchscreen and the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with 10.0-inch colour touch screen. The new telematics service, Vauxhall Connect, is available in the all-new Corsa range.

The model features navigation with real-time traffic information, plus a direct link to breakdown assistance and emergency service call.

Vauxhall's fifth generation Corsa has achieved a significant weight loss, with the new model weighing in from 980kg - up to 108kg less than the outgoing model.

Despite losing around ten per cent of its weight, the Corsa retains similar dimensions to the outgoing model at 4.06m with five doors as standard.

The Corsa will be the first car in its class to feature adaptive, glare-free full-LED headlights. Previously seen on Astra and Insignia models, Vauxhall's lighting called IntelliLux LED Matrix is technology usually only found in premium cars.

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