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Vauxhall Corsa Model History

The Corsa has been a part of the Vauxhall clan for over 2 decades, achieving a status of one of the UK’s favourite cars. To celebrate the Corsa, we’re going to take you back in time to look at the history of one of the most well-known cars in the British automotive industry. 

1993 – Welcome the Corsa

The beginning of the ‘90s welcomed Vauxhall’s introduction of their new Corsa. Sweeping the market from the axed Vauxhall Nova, first released in 1982, the all-new Corsa was a compact coupe, introducing power steering, an anti-lock braking system, and a car alarm to the British public.


Corsa 1993


2000 – Second Generation Corsa

The turn of the century meant the revitalisation of the Corsa. This revolutionary supermini model went on sale, boasting sophistication and technology alike with easy gear changes and larger engines of up to 1.6 litres, than before.

Corsa 2000


2002 – Popularity Peaked

In 2002, the second generation Corsa peaked in its popularity, becoming the most popular supermini in Britain. This same year the Eco version of the model was launch, allowing drivers to drive a more fuel-efficient version of their favourite vehicle!

2006 – All-New Model

After 13 years, the Vauxhall Corsa was revamped as in 2006 the fourth generation Corsa was released at the British International Motor Show in London. This revitalised model gave the car a new look and feel, getting a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP crash test for passenger protection. This new Corsa exceeded expectation and sold better than the model had achieved ever before!

Corsa 2006


2011 – The Corsa Facelift

In 2011, Vauxhall gave the Corsa a little facelift, making more ergonomic improvements to the car. Such adjustments included engines being improved by the addition of Start/Stop technology and a variation of 3 or 5-door options.

Corsa 20110


2014 – Welcoming the Fifth Generation

The fifth generation of the Corsa was released in the UK in 2014, maintaining the cars loved interior and exterior dimensions but with a newer design to give it an elegant and sporty shape. This newest generation of the Corsa sported modern features, keeping the car current and competitive with smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth and USB, as well as touchscreen displays to allow drivers to connect with entertainment and navigation.

Corsa 2014


More to Come

The Vauxhall Corsa has had many years being one of the best superminis in its category, and still has many more years to come! With the Limited Edition EcoFlex model released this year, Vauxhall are yet to release a brand new Corsa supermini, set to go on sale in early 2019. The model yet to come will be created in partnership with Vauxhall’s new owners – PSA Peugeot Citroen – and the next generation of the Peugeot 108, with many excited to see what the new conglomerate develop!

Corsa 2017

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