Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Nearly identical to regular Corsa
  • Plenty of space up front
  • Bootspace just okay

From the front, most people won't be able to notice that it's the electric version of the Corsa. Only the eagle-eyed will spy the wheels and subtle badging, so those who don't wish to shout about their choice of propulsion may like Vauxhall's approach.

We expect to see a similarly wide range of exterior colour combinations as the outgoing model, which proved popular. We already know the Corsa-e will be available with the option to have a black or cream white roof, but further spec details will be confirmed.

Compared with the regular Corsa, there's a small reduction in overall cabin space, but there's really not much in it.

Luggage space

Vauxhall Corsa-e (2020) luggage space

The Corsa-e is still more spacious than the previous car in the back, which only featured 285-litres of room. It's also longer and wider than the old car, which has unlocked more passenger space.

In the rear, a six foot passenger can sit behind a six foot driver. There's more kneeroom than a Renault Clio or Renault Zoe. There's no raised tunnel in the middle either, which is good for legroom for people in the middle seat.

The optional panoramic roof doesn't eat into headroom either thanks to a raised cutout behind it, just above the passenger's head. Getting out of the Corsa might be a bit tricky though, due to the height of the sills.

Safety

  • Four-star rating
  • Plenty of safety kit
  • Cutting-edge safety tech

The Vauxhall Corsa received a four-star rating when crash tested by testers of this sort of thing, Euro NCAP. It scored best in the adult occupant section, but performed worst in the vulnerable road users section.

Supporting the driver is a wealth of camera and radar-based assistance systems including:

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Corsa-e Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows

Elite Nav equipment

Elite Nav standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows
Elite Nav optional equipment
None available

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE Nav optional equipment
None available
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Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Vauxhall Corsa-e Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 84%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 66%
Safety Assist: 69%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.