VXR Blue Edition joins Corsa range

  • Limited edition model features turbo engine
  • Includes new trim, more kit and blue paint
  • Available to order now for £19,425

Vauxhall has announced a limited edition Corsa, called the VXR Blue Edition, which features new styling, extra kit, blue metallic paint and blue interior detailing.

Powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, producing 189bhp, the VXR will accelerate to 60mph in 6.8 seconds. An overboost feature increases the maximum pulling power from 230Nm to 260Nm when extra acceleration is required.

You can expect the 1.6-litre engine to return 39mpg on average, while emissions of 172g/km of CO2 means that the VXR will cost £180 a year to tax, with showroom tax costing £250.

Like the other new models in the Corsa range the VXR and VXR Blue get new headlamps and a restyled grille, along with a more aggressively styled front end to distinguish them from the normal cars.

The VXR models also feature lowered sports suspension, better brakes and a switchable Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).

Standard equipment includes air-con and cruise control, while buyers of the VXR Blue will also get 18-inch alloys, tinted glass and Recaro seats, despite the final price being £445 less than a similar standard Corsa VXR with those options ticked.

The Corsa VXR Blue Edition is available to order now, for £19,425.