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Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Career Review with Photos

If you do not know the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2, it is a supermini car which is popular because of its impressive sales over past years. For your information, this car constantly gets top five best selling cars in United Kingdom since the past five years. Its latest model, the 2015 Corsa, cannot break the record even though the overall features and performances are above the average.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Interior

To open our review today, the interior of Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 will accompany us to the cabin of this popular mini car. The boot is very decent for mini car like Vauxhall Corsa. The 2015 model year provides comfy driver and passenger seats so far. It will increase the ride quality under this Corsa for sure. We can guarantee you that each version of Corsa offers high-technology and user-friendly features whether on its dashboard and others. If you look a car that offers supple cabin and fun-to-drive features, this minicar maybe your best suggestion. But, you have to prepare decent budget either to purchase optional features and engine choices for sure. Since you get the petrol engine with 3-cylinder turbo, it does not be gone wrong obviously.


Let us take a look on the overview of Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 before going further in this review. This 2015 model year is one of the all-new Vauxhall Corsa fourth generation so far. This car gained as top best-selling car over past 5 years and people always love this car because it has unique class which is called as supermini class. As we can see, the smaller car we have now will make us park it efficiently on our garage. In 2014, the predecessor of new Corsa was gained the third rank of best-selling in UK. In fact, some tough rivals like Focus and Fiesta of Ford had dominated this car at the moment. In the end of 2014, Vauxhall introduced the 2015 model year at Paris Motor Show. With big target at least to overtake the second best-selling car, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall released this car through the year confidently. AS we can see now, some upgrades and redesigns make Corsa on fire with its true form on the market scene these days. Better engines, sharper exterior and high-quality interior are the proofs that Vauxhall wants to defeat its toughest rival, Ford.


Talking about the price, Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 offers lower or cheaper cost of the Ford Fiesta. Likely, the automaker deliberately cut off the price in order to bait the costumer to choose Corsa as their alternative solution of Fiesta. Thus, we can infer that lower starting cost will be better than the higher one, right? The addition of 1.0 L engine of Corsa’s lineup is another evident that the main aim of Vauxhall is to defeat the 1.0 L EcoBoost of Ford Fiesta. It brings supermassive war between both automakers in supermini class so far. Costumers will get at least 89 until 113 horsepower with this engine.


We are going to discuss about the performance of Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 now. The newest Corsa could be the best in the performance sector than its predecessors. And thanks to the 3-cylinder unit which gives powerful engine than previous Corsa. Its new suspension is superb. The driver can make better body control without any torque steering or whatever it has called. For your information, the key components to know how well a car are the steering and suspension. We got plenty of grip and quick turn for the cornering with this super mini. When we went to the town, we tried out the City steering mode. It shows us how the natural driving is. The wheel is lighter than normal mode and we could park wherever we want without missing a single inch.


While the performance is superb and impressive and thanks to the City mode, the engine of Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 offers larger engine range. It may make the costumers a bit confuse with the range because we got ten engine variants for this mini car. As same as our title today, we concern only at 1.2 naturally aspirated engines. This engine was able to pump out 69 brake-horsepower at the previous Corsa. But, it increases to 74 brake-horsepower maximally. If you choose the ecoFLEX label, it means you choose the version which has start/stop feature. This label represents the green vehicle of Vauxhall.

Running Costs

It is important to know the running cost of Vauxhall Corsa 1.2. The cheap prices sometime also offer cheap running costs either. We should be happier since supermini car always provides cheap running costs after all. The 1.2 L engine is rated at 53.3 mpg. This is amazingly surprising us. Actually, it depends on the three-cylinder system on its engine in order to make better fuel efficiency.


The rival, Ford Fiesta, offers cheaper optional features and insurances especially for first time drivers. Unfortunately, the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 offers medium price of insurances. This is a bit higher than the rivals because the optional features have higher costs by the way. Moreover, there is no free insurance for the base version. Overall, the insurance system of Corsa 1.2 is higher than the rival in the cost’s perspective. It does not mean the features are underrated or something like that. We just talk about the cost by the way.


We are also impressed with the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 technology inside the cabin. On its dash, you can see a touchscreen unit which integrates your mobile phone with its app. There is also a program that will sends you text message and read it for you while driving. You just dictate them to reply the messages. The Intellilink system has been provided now on the Corsa. It is located on the lower part of the dashboard. This location may be a little bit irked because you have to low down your sight which is dangerous while you are also driving the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2.