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Updated specifications and trims for better value Vauxhall Corsa-e

 Published 8th December 2020
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It probably hasn't escaped your attention that the days when you can lease a new petrol or diesel vehicle are numbered. Sales of such combustion engine cars will discontinue within 10 years .

It may not be possible for everyone, but if you are in the position to make the move to electric motoring, now might be a good time. Vauxhall is making the switch a little bit easier with lower on-the-road prices across the all-electric Corsa-e range, as part of its 2021 model updates to both the Corsa and Corsa-e.

If you are considering making the switch then leasing a new Vauxhall Corsa-e is a good place to start. Vauxhall has knocked more than £1000 off the list price of the new Corsa-e which allows us to offer you some great lease deals.

This is actually an updated model so alongside the lower prices the new range also features new styling updates, a wider trim selection and new engines for the regular Corsa.

New trims for the Corsa-e

For the Corsa-e the biggest incentive is the affordability of making the move to zero emission electric motoring. That, and the fact even the entry-level SE Nav Premium models come loaded with equipment. All Corsa-e trim levels have been renamed for 2021 – Vauxhall has added the word Premium' “in recognition of the comprehensive standard equipment.” To be fair the Corsa-e is very well equipped so it's perfectly justified.

The Corsa-e is available in SE Nav Premium, SRi Nav Premium and Elite Nav Premium trims. Standard features on the SE models include 7-inch colour touchscreen with Apple/Android connectivity, 16-inch alloy wheels, Lane departure warning with lane assist, Cruise control with speed limiter, and Rear parking distance sensors. The SRi gets a bit sporty with bigger wheels, sports seats in the front, tinted windows, and sports body styling. Opt for the Elite trim and you can also add a 10-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and start, and reversing camera.

Vauxhall Corsa-e interior

All Corsa-e models feature a 50kWh battery and 100kW (130bhp) electric motor, capable of up to 209 miles from a single charge. You also get to enjoy the effortless acceleration that will take the Corsa-e to 60mph in around 7.5 seconds. The new Vauxhall Corsa-e also supports up to 100kW rapid charging so an 80% charge can be achieved in just 30 minutes when you're near an ultra-rapid charger. The cars themselves are fitted with either a 7.4kW or an 11kW charger. While that doesn't really affect the range or performance it does make a difference to the rate at which you can charge it (11kW is faster).

If you're not in the position to make the switch to electric motoring you can still opt for a regular Corsa.

EV not for you? Lease a standard Corsa

The petrol and diesel versions have also had the trim levels tweaked with added equipment. The new Corsa will be available in:

  • SE,
  • SE Premium,
  • SRi,
  • SRi Premium,
  • Elite Nav,
  • Elite Nav Premium, and
  • Ulimate Nav trims.

If that isn't enough choice for you there's also a new Elite trim that sits below Elite Nav and Elite Nav Premium models, which is aimed at people who want the same levels of equipment but don't need satnav. Although if you're aiming for all the bells and whistles you may as well get the satnav too.

Vauxhall has also introduced a new 1.2-litre turbocharged, 8-speed automatic with Normal, Eco and Sport modes. It's available on the SRi and Ultimate Nav models and adds a twin exhaust for a sportier look, a respectable 130bhp on tap, and a 0-60mph time of just 8.2 seconds. If you prefer something a little more economical there is also a 75bhp version of the 1.2-litre petrol engine that does just fine without the turbo, or a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel.

Whether you make the switch to electric driving now or in the future is up to you. Either way, if you're leasing a new car the Vauxhall Corsa is well worth considering.

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