September is on the horizon and with it comes the Paris Motor Show, one of the highlights of the motoring calendar. Expected to be formally announced and revealed at the show is the latest model of Vauxhall Corsa, which has undergone a significant makeover and whilst the door and rear of the vehicle are expected to remain more or less the same, the front has taken inspiration from the well-loved Vauxhall Adam. The car is expected to have much more detailed headlights, lower and wider grilles, and a lower set number plate.
However, despite concerns that the car will merely be a stretched version of the Vauxhall Adam city car, it is unlikely to be the case and, as with all Vauxhall models, it will likely retain the personality of the old Corsa, whilst forging a new identity itself. Mark Adams, the designer of the car was keen to discuss the car, saying:
” It will have a personality of its own, even though they will share some of the brand D.N.A. “
What will make the Vauxhall Corse a unique vehicle in 2014 then? The team certainly look to Audi for their nearest competitors, and Mark Adam says:
“” I want to make a statement and say that I think the interior of the new Corsa will be the best supermini cabin in the market place. This is an area we are really dialing up more and more. “
Craig Gray, Service Centre Manager at CarShop says: “With a brand new, beautiful interior, and a snazzy new front design. The new Corsa looks set to take the small hatchback market by storm, and deservedly so.”
There will also be a range of new engines for the car, including an 113bhp 1.0 litre 3-cylinder patrol engine, as well as a high performance edition which will use a 1.6 litre petrol engine, which cars fans will recognise from the Vauxhall Cascada. The new Corsa will also potentially be sold with e option of the new 1.6 CDTi diesel engine, which complies with Euro VI emissions law.
So, will this new model help to get the Corsa from being the third bestselling car of last year, up to the first? There are claims that the price change will not be hugely different from the current model.
Further details suggests that there will be a huge range of different features and customizations you can make to the car, meaning that you can put your own personality to it, which is always a plus for consumers.
The new Vauxhall Corsa is expected to be revealed in September 2014, and so we should expect retail models on the showroom floors by the end of the year.