The supermini sector is the most popular segment of them all where buyers are always keen for new models.The 2018 Vauxhall Corsa is a strong entrant in the segment even though it is going to arrive late when compared to its competitors.
All the cars in the series including the SEAT Ibiza, Ford Fiesta and the Volkswagen Polo will be available in the stores by the time the new Corsa arrives. The spy shots leaked online confirmed that the designers have gone for a total redesign for the car. They have made it much larger than the one released two years ago to make it more practical and to ensure a comfortable ride for the passengers onboard.
Based on the image, it is evident that the wheelbase of the new Corsa is much longer. It features a large front overhang with a wide bonnet but the compact dimensions of the car is maintained. The team has gone for a new platform to build the 2018 edition of the Corsa. It has made it easier to reduce the overall weight of the mode besides improving fuel efficiency and boost overall performance.
The platform is comprised of high strength lightweight steel materials which allowed the Astra to shed about 200 kilograms. While the Corsa may not be able to drastically lose more weight than the platform allows, it could still lose up to 100 kilograms according to industry enthusiasts. With the new chassis along with lightweight materials and carbon fiber construction, the car will be extremely sleek in appearance yet highly fuel efficient and sturdy enough for the entire family.
Under the bonnet, the 2018 Vauxhall Corsa is expected to be powered by a 1.0-liter turbo and a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. A 1.6-liter diesel engine variant is also being offered by the companyto ensure they cater to all types of buyers. While the competition level is going to be extremely high due to contenders from Ford, SEAT and Volkswagen, Vauxhall believes that their pricing and the features packed in the supermini will allow them to stay ahead of their competitors.
The launch date is not confirmed yet but Vauxhall has announced that they are aiming to bring the new car to the market by the second half of 2017. When they do so, buyers who didn’t go for a known model might consider the Corsa and it may also be considered as a worthy upgrade for those who known last gen editions of the Fiesta or the Polo.