Vauxhall Corsa sheds the pounds | Car Talk - Car News Apr 2019

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14:17 Tuesday 16 Apr 2019

Vauxhall have put their ever-popular Corsa model on a strict diet.

As a result of the intensive weight-saving programme, Vauxhall have announced that the upcoming fifth generation Corsa will be 10% lighter than the outgoing model.  On sale this summer, the all-new Vauxhall Corsa will weigh in at just 980kg, more than 100kg less than its predecessor.

Vauxhall have achieved this feat by producing a lightweight design incorporating high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, which - along with the latest construction techniques - sees a 40kg reduction in the weight of the Corsa’s body shell.  An aluminium bonnet saves a further 2.4kg, while another 10kg is lost through redesigning the seats with a lighter insulating material.

All-aluminium engines shave even more weight off the Corsa’s total, with the three-cylinder petrol units weighing around 15kg less than the four-cylinder power plants found in the current generation model.  The all-new Corsa will also be available as a Battery Electric Vehicle, the first time an all-electric Corsa has been offered.

Vauxhall say their efforts will rewarded by a considerable reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, making the all-new Corsa the most efficient yet.

 

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