2015 Vauxhall Corsa VXR 0

2015-Vauxhall-Corsa-VXRVauxhall are set to release the all new Corsa VXR in May later this year, with the aim to challenge the Ford Fiesta ST as Britain’s best hot hatchback.

 

Re-worked engine

The new  Vauxhall Corsa XVR uses the old 1.6 litre turbo-charged engine from the old version the Corsa with some modifications, changed like the new air filters added, intercooler and a completely new dual-exit Remus exhaust, which was only previously available on the limited edition VXR’s. All the changes combined lead to lower overall emissions and a much better performance compared to the old Corsa.

 

More Power

The modified version of the 1.6 litre turbo-charged engine under the bonnet of the Corsa can produce 205bhp and 180lb ft of torque, which can push the car from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds. The Corsa XVR can reach a top speed of 143mph, which is faster than the Ford Fiesta ST, but slightly slower than the Renault Sport Clio.

 

Price range

Prices for the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR start at £17,995, which amazingly is £1000 cheaper than the old Vauxhall Corsa.  And this price includes Bi-xenon headlights, Vauxhall’s IntelliLink touchscreen system and posh bucket seats as standard, which works out as £400 cheaper than the equivalent trim in the Ford.

 

Fiesta ST.

Can the Corsa XVR challenge the Ford Fiesta ST?
In a sector of the car market dominated by the Ford Fiesta ST, Vauxhall will be hoping this car can challenge for its crown as Britain’s best hatch-back. But with the Corsa offering a slightly better performance packet for the money, the Vauxhall Corsa VXR sure does have a great chance to challenge the Ford Fiesta ST for its crown. But only time will tell how it will really compare against such a great car.