new Vauxhall Corsa

new Vauxhall Corsa

Here’s the new Vauxhall Corsa, available later in the year and officially launching in September at the Paris Motor Show.

Squint at its outline and you’ll see the ghost of the old one, but all the panels are new, and so is the interior, most of the engines, most of the suspension, and the whole structure forward of the windscreen. So they’re being fair in calling it a new car. Does it carry the proportions and glazing of the old one for any reason other than expediency?

But it has been tizzed up with much richer exterior detailing. All the panels are new, and carry smoother curves and more flamboyant creases. There’s extra depth and shaping to the lights, which now bulge out of the bodywork. The three-door version retains the arched glass line, and adds a little blade at the rear extremity of the glass, as used in the Adam.

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