Vauxhall puts the All-New Corsa through its Paces

The all new dynamic Corsa is nearly at the end of development, the fifth edition has undergone vigorous testing and tuning, and is set to become the most efficient Corsa ever. With a balance between comfort and sportiness, the light weight engineering has reduced the weight by 10% compared to the outgoing model.  

Long polar winters in Swedish Lapland, 40km south of the Arctic Circle in temperatures as low as -30 have provided challenging terrains for the Vauxhall engineers to test the pre-production cars, including snow-covered roads and frozen lakes.

The cars were put through their paces on lapping test tracks for handling tuning to continually optimise the control systems, they also underwent electrical tests in the laboratory. The control functions need to be reliable regardless of ice, snow, slush or asphalt, with any level of grip.

High levels of safety, comfort and driving dynamics have been a focus in the development of the model, with extensive chassis tuning programmes for balanced handling and comfort.

Engineers have also been focused on refining electronic stability, traction control and anti-lock brake systems on slippery surfaces.

Adaptive IntelliLux LED matrix headlights will also be available for the first time.  

Glare-free matrix headlights automatically and continuously adapt to the current surroundings and traffic situation. Glare is minimised so drivers can enjoy optimum visibility for the first time in the small car market.  

For the first time the Corsa will also be available in electric.

The new Corsa will go on sale this summer.

For more information contact your nearest JCT600 Vauxhall Dealership.

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