The all-new, sixth-generation Corsa, features a zero-emissions range of up to 209 miles (WLTP) and is available to order now, with prices starting from £27,165 on-the-road after Plugged-in Car Grant.
By 2024, Vauxhall will have an electrified version of every model in its vehicle range – with the Corsa-e the brand’s first-ever all-electric vehicle.
The all-new Corsa-e features dynamic performance and a sporty design without compromising on comfort or practicality. IntelliLux LED matrix lights deliver world-class beam technology into the small car segment for the first time, while standard safety and driver assistance features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Available in two highly-specified trim levels – SE Nav and Elite Nav – the all-new Corsa-e comes standard with automatic climate control, electric parking brake and Keyless Entry & Go. Drivers also receive a 7-inch colour touchscreen and a digital cockpit as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, for the ultimate in smartphone connectivity.
With a range of up to 209 miles under WLTP testing, the five-seat Corsa-e is ideal for everyday use. The 50kWh battery supports up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80 per cent charge taking just 30 minutes, and is covered by an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty.
To optimise performance, drivers can choose from three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport.
Eco extracts the maximum range from the vehicle, extending its range by up to 40 per cent, with little impact on comfort. Sport promotes responsiveness and dynamics with moderate driving range loss of around 10 per cent. Normal mode combines the best of each for the perfect balance in day-to-day driving.
The all-new Corsa-e is as easy to charge as it is to drive. The 50kWh battery in the all-new Corsa-e supports domestic 3-pin plugs, wall box, fast charging and rapid charging technologies, and is guaranteed by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.
For owners wishing to charge at home, a “Mode 2 cable” compatible with domestic 3-pin sockets can be purchased as an optional extra, capable of supplying up to 3.4kW.
A 7.4kW “Mode 3 cable” which is standard on the all-new Corsa-e supports fast, on-the-go charging. With a length of six metres, the cables are long enough to enable connection with public charging stations that are not even right next to the vehicle.
Every Corsa-e also supports CCS rapid charging at speeds up to 100kW – enabling an 80 per cent charge in as little as 30 minutes.
The Corsa’s infotainment ranges from the Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi with 7-inch colour touchscreen, to the top-of-the-range Multimedia Navi Pro with 10-inch HD colour touchscreen. Angled slightly toward the driver in the clearly arranged instrument panel, each system provides optimum ergonomics.
For ultimate smartphone connectivity, the Corsa-e comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and features the latest smartphone apps for driver and passenger convenience.
VauxhallConnect offers drivers access to real-time traffic information through LIVE Navigation, with the system also highlighting free parking spaces and fuel prices along the journey. With “e-remote control” through the “MyVauxhall” smartphone app, customers can check the vehicle’s state of charge, set charging times or pre-programme the interior temperature. Help is accessible within seconds via the red button and if the seatbelt tensioners or the airbags deploy, emergency call activates automatically.