The 2020 Vauxhall Corsa supermini is one of the best cars in Britain, a favorite among small families, learner drivers and an affordable set of wheels. It’s a major competitor to the ever-popular Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, along with a myriad of similar cars from virtually every manufacturer. The 2020 Corsa now looks more modern and has much more equipment than before, the features it needed to compete in the battle against the latest Fiesta. Vauxhall Corsa cues contain the boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and a C-pillar at the rear that picks up from the frame line.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa Interior
Inside, although it seems like Class Champions Volkswagen is dropping the quality of some of its new interiors, the Corsa is taking a definite step. Soft-touch materials now adorn the top of the dashboard and tasteful color-coded decoration across the dashboard. Most decorations have a seven-inch touch screen that is replaced by a 10-inch screen in the Ultimate Nav model, and if you stick your tape over the badges, you can almost imagine sitting in an Audi.
There are also physical controls, which make heating and ventilation easier than using the central screen. There is also a physical volume button and a set of shortcut keys to quickly access important features. A digital dashboard is also offered, but we find it odd that it doesn’t fill the space offered, and that it looks cheaper than larger-screen rivals.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa Equipment
Vauxhall is sticking with its well-known floor levels, so SE is the entry-level model. Unlike some older Corsas, the alloy wheels come standard, along with a leather gearbox, LED headlights and the seven-inch screen. Sri is sportier, with a black roof, tinted windows, LED headlights and LED taillights. It also gets a Sport mode and useful features like electric rear window, rear parking sensors and an alarm.
Elite Nav offers even more comfortable items, such as a sit-nav, folding door mirrors, rearview, front parking sensors, a Winter suit, and ambient lighting. Ultimate Nav is even more surprisingly well equipped for a supermini, with a 10-inch screen, massaging leather seats, Matrix LED headlights and keyless entry, but is also quite expensive and is only available with the 99hp petrol and ‘ an automatic transmission.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa Engine
1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol forms the backbone of the Corsa’s engine range and is available from the launch with 74 hp or 99 hp. We have run the 128bhp version of the same engine and it is expected to arrive in the UK later. It comes with various settings, including a Sport mode that made the steering heavier and sharper response to the accelerator. It also brings a more enthusiastic engine class through the car’s speakers, and although not everyone is a fan of such devices, we found it to sound pretty authentic.
Buyers find a five-speed manual gearbox in the 74 hp version, while the 99 hp version with a six-speed manual transmission is available. You can also pay extra for an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is impressive for a supermini. Slightly larger than the petrol engine, the diesel is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 101 hp and only comes with a manual transmission.
2020 Vauxhall Corsa Safety
With the independent crash testing body Euro NCAP making its tests more and more difficult throughout, the Vauxhall 2020 Corsa fared well with an overall four-star safety rating, partly through improved safety technology. The rating is in line with the previous Corsa, which was tested in 2014 under the test regulations of that time. When Corsa was cracked by Euro NCAP, it received a four-star rating – the same score as the new Peugeot 208 with which it shares a lot. While the Corsa performed strongly in most areas, with 84% and 86% respectively for adult and child protection, such as the 208, the 2020 Vauxhall Corsa marked as poor protection of the rear passenger whiplash. Safety kits are certainly impressive, with features such as front-of-collision alerts and automatic foot brake with emergency detection, speed limiter, lane access, and traffic sign recognition.