10 Reasons Why The New Vauxhall Corsa Is The Perfect City Car

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10 Reasons Why The New Vauxhall Corsa Is The Perfect City Car

It's stylish, incredibly fun to drive, comes packed with loads of clever technology and is available to test drive right now at Pentagon showrooms across the UK. But what is it that makes the new Vauxhall Corsa the perfect city car? Well, it's lots of things actually.

  • Looks that will get you noticed

    Bolder and brighter than ever, the new Corsa has had a major makeover and looks just as fresh as the day it first appeared on the scene back in the early 1980s. If you want a car that loves getting attention, this is it. Sleek lines, vibrant colour schemes, LED daytime running lights and an optional glass sunroof combine to create a car that will ensure you get noticed. This is city chic at its best.

    The new Corsa is just as snazzy on the inside with its tactile surfaces, smooth lines, chrome detailing and ambient lighting. While the exterior dimensions are compact, there's plenty of interior space available so comfortable journeys are guaranteed.

    Small package – big potential

    Opt for the three-door Corsa and you'll have a car that's big enough to fulfil all your day-to-day needs while remaining small enough to make light work of narrow city streets and tiny parking spaces. We all know how frustrating it can be having to drive past a parking space in the middle of a busy city because you're not sure if your car will fit.

    Missed opportunities are a thing of the past with the new Corsa thanks to its slimline dimensions and innovative technical features such as the optional Advanced Park Assist with automatic steering, including side blind spot detection. The Corsa also thrives in the city thanks to its 10.6m turning circle, allowing it to remain agile and highly manoeuvrable in even the tightest of spaces. 

    Non-stop fun behind the wheel

    Urban driving is all about quick reactions and agility. Luckily, this car is about as nimble as they come. If fact, it's an absolute joy to drive. A new chassis design and steering system means the Corsa is highly responsive to your every touch. It feels dynamic, smooth and always ready for the next fun adventure. What's more, clever features such as City Mode make slow manoeuvres much easier by providing additional powered handling when you need it most.

    Packed with technology

    Make no mistake, this is the smartest Corsa ever and it's absolutely packed with technology. Vauxhall has come up with plenty of intelligent solutions to make city driving a breeze, such as the incredible Advance Park Assist, which actually finds you a large enough parking spot and even steers the car into the space. When you're on the move, the car's optional side blind spot detection system will alert you to cars and other obstructions, while hill start assist makes driving off on inclines easy. 

    Commuting to work on a winter morning? You'll be glad of the Corsa's heated windscreen, seats, steering wheel and door mirrors. Oh, and then there are features such as IntelliLink. This allows you to access everything from digital radio to smartphone content via a seven-inch touchscreen.

    Affordable to run

    Affordability is one of the key considerations for most buyers when choosing a supermini and the Corsa does not disappoint. There's a great selection of engines available across the new range of Corsa models, such as the 1.0 litre ecoFLEX Direct Injection Turbo. As well as providing you with sporty performance and a thrilling ride, you'll get to enjoy excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. If you're looking to keep the cost of city driving down, the Corsa has your back. 

    Spoilt for choice

    When it comes to trim levels you really will be spoilt for choice with the new Vauxhall Corsa range. The most compact option is the three-door Corsa, but if you require additional flexibility, there's always the five-door version available. Some models also offer 60/40 split-folding rear seats for when you need that extra boot space and easy access to the rear of the Corsa on a regular basis.

    It's anticipated that the Excite spec will be the most popular option among private buyers, but there are plenty of trim options to choose between – nine in fact. Take a look at the entry-level Life trim models, which come impressively equipped. Enjoy electronic stability control, speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, ABS and a heated windscreen. Alternatively, you might choose to go all out for the Sri VX-Line trim with its 17-inch alloys, sports suspension and cruise control.

    Have it your way

    Not only is there a fantastic range of trims to choose between, customers can put their own stamp on the new Corsa thanks to the various options and extras available. Express yourself with a two-coat metallic finish or perhaps a pearlescent paint job. Opt to have your Corsa finished in Dark Sea Blue, Asteroid Grey or perhaps Flaming Yellow.

    The range of personalisation options doesn't end there however. You can sharpen up the exterior looks of your new Corsa with a snazzy wheel design or perhaps go for some of the classy features included in the VXR Styling range.

    Easy on the environment and your pocket

    Thanks to the model's fuel-efficient powertrains and use of advanced engine technology such as start/stop systems, the Corsa is capable of returning up to 88.3mpg while CO2 emissions are kept as low as 85g/km. What's more, because this city car is so easy on the environment, many of the models equipped with Vauxhall's innovative ecoFLEX engines attract a zero rate of annual road tax.  

    Safety first

    As with all Vauxhall models, safety features can be found throughout the car, with active and passive systems designed to keep you and your passengers safe. The Corsa is available with a huge number of features to help prevent accidents thanks to front and rear-view safety cameras. Lane departure assist technology makes sure you don't lose concentration and stray into another lane, forward collision alert warns of potential dangers ahead, while traffic sign recognition will remind you of current highway rules that are in force such as speed limits.

    Entry-level Life trim models come with six airbags as standard, plus anti-lock braking to ensure you retain full control and can decelerate rapidly when required. There's also an electronic stability programme fitted to make sure handling remains responsive when the car appears to be losing traction. 

    Get behind the wheel of a new Vauxhall Corsa today

    Finally, what else is there that makes the new Vauxhall Corsa the perfect city car? It's the fact that you can get behind the wheel of one today! Arrange to test drive the new Corsa by getting in touch with a member of the team at your nearest Pentagon dealership. We have Vauxhall showrooms in Burton-on-Trent, Derby, Manchester, Mansfield, Nottingham, Oldham, Rochdale and Sheffield.

    Call us, use the online contact form to get in touch or simply drop by your local dealership for a chat.

Article by
James Reeve
James Reeve
Marketing at Pentagon Group
Email: info@pentagon-group.co.uk
2 years ago