Prices for the Ford Fiesta rival were revealed last month. The base variant, the 1.2-litre non-turbo petrol in SE trim, starts from £15,550, with standard kit including LED headlights, 16in alloys and a 7in touchscreen radio.
SE can be had with sat-nav for an additional £740, plus a Premium pack. Further up the range is SRI (from £18,700), Elite Nav (from £18,990) and petrol and automatic-only Ultimate at £25,990.
Though yet to be officially confirmed, company car price lists reveal the battery electric model starts at £26,790 after the UK government grant. That's expected to be less than the equivalent Peugeot e-208, with which the Corsa shares its powertrain and platform.
The brand claims all combustion engine variants emit less CO2 than the most efficient versions of the outgoing Corsa, partly thanks of a weight reduction of up to 108kg. The line-up starts with a 74bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol unit mated to a five-speed manual gearbox - this is the lightest variant of the car, weighting in at 980kg.
A 99bhp turbocharged version is also available from launch that can be had with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Also available is a 1.5-litre diesel unit producing 99bhp and 184lb ft of torque, though it’s expected to make up a small fraction of the total sales. Official economy or performance figures of the three engines aren’t yet available, but they are likely to be comparable to the same units in the platform-sharing Peugeot 208.
The new Corsa is the first Vauxhall model that has been developed since the firm was bought by the PSA Group, which also owns Peugeot, Citroën and DS. It shares the PSA Group’s new CMP platform and powertrains with the recently launched Peugeot 208.
The Corsa-e will match the e-208 in having a 50kWh battery to power the electric motor. The powertrain has 134bhp and produces 191lb ft, enough for a 0-31mph time of around 3.1secs.