Corsa revamped for 2011

  • Facelifted Corsa gets changes inside and out
  • New colours and optional multimedia system
  • Available in February 2011 for £9,995

Vauxhall has released details and pictures of the facelifted Corsa, which will arrive in February next year.

It features a new chrome grille, redesigned Vauxhall badging, a re-styled front bumper, chrome-finished fog lamps and housings and new headlamps. Daylight running lights are now standard across the range.

Five new colours are on offer, including metallic green (shown) and orange. Inside, a range of new trim colours such as orange, blue and red are on offer accompanied by a selection of colour options for the door trims, centre console, air vent rings and door handles.

An optional touchscreen multimedia system is now available which features satellite navigation as well as a CD player, an auxiliary connection, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

New 16-inch alloy wheels are fitted on both SE and SXi models, while the VXR model gets new 18-inch alloy wheels similar to those found on the Insignia VXR.

Engine options remain the same as the previous model. This includes the recently updated 1.3-litre diesel with start/stop that returns an average of 78.5mpg and low emissions of 94g/km of CO2, resulting in the lowest 13% benefit-in-kind tax band.

Underneath, the car benefits from revised steering and suspension that reputedly improves the ride and handling.

The new Corsa range starts at £9,995 and deliveries of the new cars will begin in February 2011. Setting aside the 2.5% increase in VAT, this reflects an increase in price across the range of between £60 and £75, depending on model.

To have a look at all the other new releases due in 2011, see our New car showroom.