Vauxhall Corsa: The UK’s Best-selling New Car of 2021
For over a decade, the iconic Ford Fiesta has been recognised as the UK's best-selling car. However, for the first time in 12 years, this popular Ford model has been knocked from first place thanks to a key rival, the Vauxhall Corsa.
Last year, new car sales in the UK were only marginally up from 2020. This was a difficult year for the Automotive Industry and sales figures were considerably lower than pre-pandemic levels. That said, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, almost 1.65 million new cars were registered in the UK in 2021, of which 40,914 of them were a Vauxhall Corsa. This is a flagship model for Vauxhall and appeals to a wide audience. But what makes it stand out from other rivals?
Vauxhall Corsa Design & Features
The Vauxhall Corsa is an ever-popular car due to its affordability and fun drive. An alternative to the Ford Fiesta, the Vauxhall Corsa offers you a well-equipped hatchback with an easy to use infotainment system. Now in its fifth generation, this Vauxhall car is better than ever before, ideal as a great little run around car.
In terms of design, the Vauxhall Corsa has a bold design with a distinctive grille on the front. Plus, it comes with alloy wheels and LED headlights as standard. The latest Vauxhall Corsa has been refined to ensure the interior space is optimised and lightweight materials have been used throughout. We also like the easy to use, standard 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of boot space, the 309-litre boot of the Vauxhall Corsa is around the same size as other alternative cars.
Vauxhall Corsa Engine Options
The Vauxhall Corsa is also a popular option due to its great choice of engine options. Firstly, how about a 1.2-litre petrol version? This is available as either the 75hp or the turbocharged 100hp option. However, if you would prefer a diesel version, then there’s a 1.5 diesel with 102hp. This could be ideal if you regularly travel long journeys or on the motorway. Alternatively, would you consider an electric car? Unlike the Ford Fiesta, this Vauxhall model is available in pure electric form. For the environmentally conscious, the new Vauxhall Corsa-e is a great lease option. This electric car has a decent range and excellent styling, outshining other affordable electric cars. The Corsa-e is a battery electric version of Vauxhall’s flagship model and has a range of up to 209 miles which is greater than the MINI Electric range.
How much does it cost?
The Vauxhall Corsa is available in a choice of trim levels, depending on the engine option you choose. With a petrol or diesel model, then there are four specs to choose from - SE Edition, SRi Edition, Elite Edition or Ultimate. The entry-level Vauxhall Corsa SE Edition is priced from £17,380 (OTR). This is around £1,000 less than the entry-level Renault Clio. Key features on this spec of the Corsa include 16” alloy wheels, forward collision alert and USB connection. However, for added style and sportiness, you may prefer the SRi Edition trim, meanwhile the Elite Edition offers optimum comfort. As the range-topper, the Vauxhall Corsa Ultimate starts from £26,765. This is truly amazing thanks to its upgraded infotainment system, 17” bi-colour alloy wheels and a panoramic rear-view camera.
For those customers opting for the Vauxhall Corsa electric, you can choose from four trim levels. Vauxhall Corsa-e pricing starts from £26,505 for the SE Premium model. This price includes the £1,500 Plug-in Car Grant which applied to electric cars priced under £32,000. Alternatively, at the top of the range, the Vauxhall Corsa-e Elite Premium starts from £30,110. This offers enhanced comfort, as well as upgrades such as a bigger touchscreen and heated front seats.
We think the Vauxhall Corsa is a great all-rounder, making it easy to see why it’s so desirable. In particular, we like the bold design and quality of finish in this car. So, the only question really left to ask is which Vauxhall Corsa will you choose? To discuss your Vauxhall lease options, please call GB Vehicle Leasing on 0161 667 5338 or email us at email@example.com. We’re always happy to assist.