The evolution of the Vauxhall Corsa
It is undoubtedly one of the best selling and most recognised city cars that has ever been launched onto the roads globally. The Corsa is a city car produced by Vauxhall that has stolen the hearts of many of its drivers and has been the car that has consistently kept up with its rival competition from the likes of the Renault Clio and the Mini range. Our entry into the Total Loss Gap Blog today is a very special post which takes a look into the history and present of the Corsa as we go on a trip back in time and check out what the Corsa has done right in its life to make it just as popular today as it was when it very first seen a launch.
A trip back in time with the Vauxhall Corsa
The Vauxhall Corsa is often referred to as the Opel Corsa depending on which country you are currently living. The model was introduced under the Vauxhall name here in the United Kingdom though back in 1982. Since this time we have seen a total of five different versions of the car go on sale with the latest arriving on the road from last year. Interestingly enough, the very first version of the car was badged under the name 'Nova' which you may remember and at the time was offered in different forms such as both three and five door hatchback models. Further down the line we saw the 'Nova' offered as a saloon model in either two or four door formats.
1993 saw the second generation of model take to the street under the name Corsa which would be the birth of the styling of the car that would follow for the next year. Surprisingly the highest Euro NCAP rating was two stars for this model. In the year 2000 Vauxhall would take a step up with their next Corsa which achieved four stars from Euro NCAP. Hatchback, saloon, Van and Coupe models were all created for this particular generation of model. The 2006 model however was the very first version to achieve the full five star rating. It was also this particular addition that received a hybrid concept model back in 2007. The car was that successful during the same year that it was also awarded the car of the year title by Whatcar?.
The Vauxhall Corsa in the present
So now with a long prestigious history, the brand are still maintaining a great level of success with the city car and with the latest model being launched just last year, it has already proven to be just as successful now as it was back then. The latest Corsa is known for offering a little something for everyone and this is demonstrated by manual, automatic and semi automatic transmission systems on the cards. Both a hatchback version and a van version of the car is also on the market. Five petrol engines are offered two of which are turbocharged and a 1.3 CDTI diesel engine is also available to choose from. Vauxhall also keep the latest Corsa very much up to date by offering some of the latest and greatest in technology which includes some great features such as Bluetooth connectivity,a heated steering wheel,Vauxhall's Intellink system and a lane departure warning system also just show how up to date the Corsa is.
The Corsa is one of the most popular city cars that the brand produce and it has achieved a lot of rightfully awarded success over the years. It is thanks to the way Vauxhall have gone with the times and updated their range aswell as offered a little for something everyone that the Corsa looks to remain for the foreseeable future.