Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Nearly identical to petrol and diesel Vauxhall Corsa
  • Two trim levels on offer
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Vauxhall Corsa-e (2020) interior view

As with the petrol and diesel powered Corsas, the electric version comes with a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, with an optional 10.0-inch Multimedia Navi Pro available at additional cost.

The latter features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while smartphones can be charged wirelessly too. Once on the move, the built-in sat-nav also shows which charge points are within range if you need to plan an unscheduled stop along the way.

Two trim levels will be available, with top-spec Elite Nav coming with larger 17-inch alloy wheels as standard and full LED matrix headlights, fitted with a new light-sensing camera for better reaction times towards approaching traffic. Lower-spec SE Nav models still come with 16-inch alloy wheels, non-adaptive LED headlights and LED taillights.

Vauxhall Corsa-e comfort

  • Slightly firm ride
  • Otherwise comfortable
  • Body roll well controlled

The ride isn’t bad, despite that weight and extra damping stiffness needed for those big and heavy batteries. There’s refinement and decent body control, which contrasts with the initial softness (verging on galumphing) Peugeot e-208. On broken UK roads, the little Vauxhall might feel a bit too firmly sprung, but not painfully so.

With eco Michelin 17-inch tyres, a series of regular small bumps sets up a corresponding rhythmic clatter at the rear end, but that’s the worst of it. Body roll is well controlled and the steering is direct and well weighted if not over endowed with feedback.

Vauxhall Corsa-e (2020) handling