Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Keep Your Eye on This Corsa; Our Motoring Experts Were in for a Good Surprise When They Tried out the Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Keep Your Eye on This Corsa; Our Motoring Experts Were in for a Good Surprise When They Tried out the Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

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THE fourth-generation Vauxhall Corsa delivers similar dimensions to the old car - but that's as far as the similarities go. With a fresh chassis and suspension and a three-cylinder petrol engine that takes star billing, it also gets a classier interior. Keep your eye on this one. It's giving its rivals a real tough time.

The Corsa has always been a pretty entertaining steer and Vauxhall is looking to continue that trend. Underpinning this latest fourth-generation car is a completely redesigned chassis with precisely zero carry-over components from the last model. It sports a 5mm lower centre of gravity, a stiffer front sub-frame and a sharper suspension geometry.

The electrically-assisted power steering gets a City mode for you to twirl around effortlessly when parking, but receives a UK-specific tune to cater for our roads. Internal friction has been minimised, as has understeer. Both Comfort and Sport suspension set-ups have improved dampers that aid ride quality.

Vauxhall offers its new Corsa in a variety of guises, including generously equipped Limited Edition form. Priced from PS14,515, the package brings a plethora of standard features that include smart 17-inch black alloy wheels, body-coloured front lower spoiler, side sills, a rear roof spoiler on the three-door model, a rear lower skirt, black roof and door-mirror housings, a black front grille and chrome-effect exhaust tailpipe extension.

You'll also gain black foil on the door pillars, except when you choose Carbon Flash paint, electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors, sports suspension with a lower ride height, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights with a chrome-effect surround, dark-style tail lights, sportsstyle front seats, dark-tinted rear windows, air conditioning, IntelliLink audio system complete with digital radio, Bluetooth(r) connectivity, USB connection with iPod control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, cruise control, multi-function trip computer, sports pedals, leather-covered steering wheel and your own personal connectivity and service assistant in the form of Vauxhall OnStar. Not bad for the price!

The Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition is available with four engine choices beginning with the 1. …

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