Why Is Corsa still not Feeling old? Petrol Engines Tell the Tale

Vauxhall Corsa VXR 2016 17
Oct 16

Long running Vauxhall Corsa is getting aged but still has charm due to its makeovers

Britain loves to promote high-quality small cars as they are getting out of space in the city areas due to serious emission problems. London has rejected the diesel engine cars and the authorities have decided to put extra congestion charges on the diesel engines in London. At the same time several MPs and authorities suggested to put a permanent ban on the diesel engine cars in London.

Vauxhall is taking full advantage of the situation and has re-profiled its old Corsa hatchback. The tiny car has been massively overhauled to challenge the likes of the Ford Fiesta the French mini car Renault Clio and the German giant Volkswagen Polo hatchback.

Yes! A massive makeover, this time it is not a just facelift. Vauxhall has changed all the body panels, and body curves to make the feeling even younger. The new Corsa has been introduced with new engines but according to the situation, there are more petrol engines than the diesel units. Every engine introduced on the new Corsa is full of muscle and agility.

Refreshed petrol engines

Underneath the re-profiled bonnet of the Corsa is a blend of all-new petrol and diesel engines, the efficiency of the engines has remained as a vital and prominent factor in the small Corsa and in the new engine line-up there isn’t even a single unit that completes the zero-62mph acceleration under 10 seconds, rather than the engines used in the purple and Black versions and in the flagship Corsa VXR.

But it is not a negative factor which can damage the sales flow; it is more on the side of efficiency and economy. The Corsa is not a cruise car but it is a city car that is more focused on fuel economy.

Fuel Economy of the Corsa Engines

Vauxhall Corsa covers enormously more miles with a unit of fuel as the petrol engines tend to suit smaller automobiles and perform better than diesel engines. It is the only reason, why there are such a lot of them to choose from.

Most admired engines

Most fascinating is the three-cylinder, 1.0-litre faster and cranks 90hp and 115hp respectively, both producing similar pulling power of torque of 170Nm from 1,800rpm. It’s a sophisticated and slightly hushed engine, making long distances but with much less intrusive notes than the similar Fords 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine used to power the Fiesta.

However, performance is ample instead than being sporty. Decide on the 90hp version and you will see a high speed of 112mph, accelerating from 0-62mph in just under 12 seconds. The 115hp version generates figures of 121mph on the speedometer and just over ten seconds to pass the 62 miles per hour sprint.

Majority of these new engines are powered by new engine start/stop technologies and the EcoFlex fuel saving gadgets with six-speed manual transmissions. The fuel economy figures are impressive too where on average it returns just under 70 miles per gallon. Carbon emissions are exactly 100g/km to save you pounds on the road tax.