Body: Hatchback Year: 17/17
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 081-79308
- Insurance Group30A
- Performance (BHP)205
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)174
- Road Tax£220
"With Factory upgrade 18" Alloy wheels, VXR Carbon pack, Climate Control and Privacy Glass. Huge Saving off new price!!!"
Jass Singh, General Manager
- Metallic Paint
- Cruise Control
- Alloy Wheels
- DAB Radio
- Heated Front Windscreen
|Electric front windows/one touch facility|
|Heated rear windscreen|
|'Smart' windscreen wipers|
|Tinted glass including windscreen|
|ESP + traction control|
|Hill start assist|
|ABS + EBD + EBA|
|Speed sensitive power steering|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Lights on warning|
|Low fuel level warning light|
|Exterior temperature gauge|
|VXR instrument panel|
|Door/boot open warning light|
|Speed warning indicator|
|Vauxhall OnStar emergency assistance|
|Heated door mirrors|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable door mirrors|
|Chrome effect speaker surrounds|
|Fingertip controls for audio system|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Dual exhaust pipes|
|VXR rear roof spoiler|
|Front fog lights|
|Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Air recirculation system|
|Height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Rear parcel shelf|
|Centre console with cupholders|
|Chrome gear knob|
|Passenger under seat tray|
|Luggage compartment cover|
|Leather wrapped steering wheel|
|Lidded front door storage with drinks holder + armrest|
|Chrome interior door handles|
|Rear bottle holder|
|12V power outlet|
|Load restraining lashing points|
|Delay courtesy light function|
|Interior courtesy light operated by all doors|
|Driver/passenger reading lights|
|Adjustable dashboard illumination|
|Front seat side impact airbags|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts|
|Three 3 point rear seatbelts|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Heated front seats|
|Reclining front seats|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|Height adjustable front headrests|
|Seatback map pocket|
|Height adjustable passenger seat|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Isofix on outer rear seats|
|2 height adjustable rear headrests|
|Front seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters|
|Anti-drill door locks|
|Radio frequency remote central locking|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Vauxhall's latest version of the Corsa VXR packs a 205PS punch, a six-speed manual gearbox that'll delight the purists and the option of a Performance Pack with a Drexler differential, Brembo brakes and bigger wheels. Some trick Koni dampers are fitted as standard. Economy and emissions lag behind the class best but otherwise it's a strong showing.
Here in the UK, we do love an underdog and on that basis, we ought to be all over the Vauxhall Corsa VXR. It's never been one of the blue-blood hot hatches. It doesn't have the lineage of a Peugeot 208 GTI, the joie de vivre of a Fiesta ST or the track-bred polish of a Renaultsport Clio. What many people failed to realise about the last Corsa VXR is that as a pure road car, it had the licking of a number of more illustrious names. The combination of a slightly more supple ride quality and an aggressively punchy engine really made sense on British roads. Vauxhall built us a car and we didn't really repay them. Undeterred, they're back with another crack. This time round, the Corsa VXR rides on a different chassis and looks a good deal sharper. Can it beat the best in the class? Even if it does, will you take notice? You're a tough crowd.
Power comes from an entirely predictable source, namely a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, in this case sending 205PS through the front tyres via a six-speed manual box. That aces the Fiesta ST's 182PS but look a bit more closely and you realise that the performance margin isn't huge. The Corsa manages 245Nm of torque, with overboost lifting that to 280Nm for a few seconds at a time. By contrast the Ford makes 240Nm of torque, overboosting to 290Nm. And so it proves with the raw numbers, the Corsa getting to 62mph in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 143mph, while the Fiesta manages 6.9 seconds and 137mph. So, a small edge to the Vauxhall then. The Corsa VXR gets Koni dampers with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) and rides 10mm lower than the standard Corsa. For the first time on a hot Corsa, the ESP and traction control systems are both two-stage and switchable, which is a Vauxhall first. Competition mode disengages traction control and reduces ESP interventions, while for track use the ESP can be entirely switched out. The electrically-assisted power steering has been revised for a more direct feel, with the 17-inch alloys shod with some beefy 215/45 R17 Michelin rubber. Tick the Performance Package option and you get an aggressive Drexler limited-slip differential, big 330mm Brembo brake discs at the front, punchier damper settings and 18-inch rims.
Design and Build
The VXR features an aggressive new front-end design that has divided opinion amongst those who first saw it on the Geneva Show stand. It gets large air intakes and an aluminium-framed opening below the headlights with a scoop below the bonnet and side-sill extensions. At the back, a rear spoiler reduces lift and twin Remus exhaust pipes further distinguish it from regular Corsas. Six exterior paint finishes, including an exclusive Flash Blue launch colour, are on offer. The cabin features the usual sporty styling touches for the pedals, seats, steering wheel and gear lever but what really impresses is the feeling of solidity. A driver control centre takes pride of place within the instrument panel, which is themed around horizontal lines. The VXR also gets the IntelliLink communications system which has already been seen in the ADAM.
Market and Model
This Corsa VXR has been priced against £20,000 supermini-based hot hatches like the Clio Renaultsport 200 Lux, the Peugeot 208 GTi and a top-spec version of Ford's Fiesta ST. For that kind of money, Vauxhall gives you standard Recaro shell-backed seats, a leather, flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports pedals, plus a VXR gear-lever and bespoke instruments. A heated front windscreen and Intellilink connectivity for both Apple iOS and Android smartphones are also standard. There's also cruise control, a trip computer and bi-xenon headlights. Safety systems include six airbags and stability control, but should you want to go further, you can option in Side Blindspot Alert, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and a rear-view camera. You can even specify a panoramic glass roof. The 17-inch wheels that come as standard are a bit of a dull outing, but the 18-inch option rims look the business.
Cost of Ownership
The Corsa VXR makes some fairly unexceptional economy and emissions numbers. Vauxhall reckon it will manage a combined 37.7mpg and emit 174g/km, which is some way off the 44.8mpg and 144g/km of a Clio 200 - and a long way shy of the top Fiesta ST's 47.9mpg and 138g/km. It's a bit baffling as to why this should be so below par. Anything with ten per cent of the class benchmark is about acceptable, but for the emissions to be a whole 26% higher than a Fiesta's for not a whole lot of performance benefit is a bit of a black mark. Some recompense will come in the fact that the Corsa has a better warranty than the Ford and ought to realise better residual values too. It's a good deal more powerful straight out of the crate, is a newer design and will probably be a bit rarer to boot.
VXR floor mats, Heated windscreen, ESP + traction control, Speed sensitive power steering, Trip computer, Heated door mirrors, Chrome effect speaker surrounds, 6 speakers, Body colour door handles, Front fog lights...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||6.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||205|
|Engine Power - KW||151|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5800|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||181|
|Engine Torque - MKG||29|
|Engine Torque - NM||280|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1900|
|CO2 (g/km)||174 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|EC Combined (mpg)||37.7|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||45.6|
|EC Urban (mpg)||28.5|
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