Images have been released of the new, fourth-generation, Vauxhall Corsa, and it will have new engines and transmissions from launch.
There’ll be a new petrol 1.0-litre, three-cylinder ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, and what Vauxhall describes as a “much-improved” 1.3 CDTi diesel, which meets stringent Euro-6 regulations.
The compact ‘triple’ is the only production three-cylinder engine on the market with a balancer shaft, making it especially smooth and resonance-free and Vauxhall claims that it is a class benchmark for reduced NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness).
Meeting the latest stringent Euro 6 emissions regulations, the ECOTEC will be available with either 90PS or 115PS outputs, each of which achieves 170Nm of torque from just 1,800rpm. While final fuel consumption data will be announced later this year, when combined with a Start/Stop system, emissions and fuel consumption are expected to be exceptionally low for a petrol engine.
A new version of Vauxhall’s 1.4 turbo engine will also launch with the Corsa; the new unit produces 100PS and 200Nm of torque. Two naturally-aspirated petrol engines – a 1.2- and a 1.4-litre – have been revised and adapted to suit the new car.
Two new six-speed gearboxes – a manual and an automatic – are available with the new Corsa, with improved shift quality and providing greater overall efficiency.
There’s also a completely re-designed chassis, with no carry-over componentry, and all-new suspension components, with a focus on rolling refinement, ride quality, precise handling and stability.
Currently in its third generation, the Corsa has been Vauxhall’s best-selling car for many years, generally sitting at number two in the overall passenger car sales charts. In its last full year, Vauxhall sold 83,000 Corsas in the UK.
The Corsa will be on sale in late 2014. More details, including full pricing, will be revealed later in the year.
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