Vauxhall design boss Mark Adams says the firm's next Corsa will take the model's styling to a 'new level'
Darren Moss
15 November 2013

Vauxhall design boss Mark Adams has given several hints on what the next-generation Astra and Corsa models will look like.

In an interview on YouTube, Adams said the next Corsa would take the model's design "to a different level".

"It's not too far away, it is very close," he said "We're excited about it. It takes the technology, appearance and powertrain to a new level to make us truly competitive again.

"In the UK the Corsa has been consistently first or second on the sales lists, we're confident the new car will take it to the next level".

Adams says the new-generation Corsa will major on perceived quality and will have a "sophisticated feel".

The new Corsa, which is expected to launch in 2015, has already been spotted testing at the Nurburgring. The fifth-generation car will be built on a GM platform, which itself will likely be a development of the platform used for the Vauxhall Mokka.

A range of highly efficient turbocharged petrol engines, likely ranging between 1.0 and 1.4-litres in capacity, are expected alongside a frugal 1.6-litre diesel variant.

Adams also revealed new details about the next-generation Astra, saying the car "will be more efficient in the way it's put together, and from a design perspective is a very exciting car. It has a dynamic, sporty design and dials all of that up. It hits the sweet spot of what people are looking for in that sector". 

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15 November 2013
Lets get the finger out and get the new Corsa out sooner than that, the current Corsa is getting old, its already 7 and a half year old and its falling behind many of its competitors in most European countries including in the sales charts, this should have been a priority over the Adam. Corsa D is starting to look its age especially in low trim versions imo.

15 November 2013
[quote=VX220EDDIE]Lets get the finger out and get the new Corsa out sooner than that, the current Corsa is getting old, its already 7 and a half year old and its falling behind many of its competitors in most European countries including in the sales charts, this should have been a priority over the Adam. Corsa D is starting to look its age especially in low trim versions imo.[/quote] Falling behind? It was never ahead or even on par in the first place. It was an unenthusiastic attempt at a car by a company that's completely lost focus of what it should be doing.

15 November 2013
[quote=Marc][quote=VX220EDDIE]Lets get the finger out and get the new Corsa out sooner than that, the current Corsa is getting old, its already 7 and a half year old and its falling behind many of its competitors in most European countries including in the sales charts, this should have been a priority over the Adam. Corsa D is starting to look its age especially in low trim versions imo.[/quote] Falling behind? It was never ahead or even on par in the first place. It was an unenthusiastic attempt at a car by a company that's completely lost focus of what it should be doing.[/quote] That'll go someway to explain why it's spent so much time in the top 4 of car sales for 5 years will it? Or maybe the fact that the likes of VW Polo, Mazda 2, Nissian XX, honda YY, Renault Clio etc can only dream of matching it's sales figures over 5 years? Doesn't sound like "unenthusiastic attempt at a car " but then we're all intitled to an opinion no matter how factually incorrect.

 

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16 November 2013
[quote=xxxx][quote=Marc][quote=VX220EDDIE]Lets get the finger out and get the new Corsa out sooner than that, the current Corsa is getting old, its already 7 and a half year old and its falling behind many of its competitors in most European countries including in the sales charts, this should have been a priority over the Adam. Corsa D is starting to look its age especially in low trim versions imo.[/quote] Falling behind? It was never ahead or even on par in the first place. It was an unenthusiastic attempt at a car by a company that's completely lost focus of what it should be doing.[/quote] That'll go someway to explain why it's spent so much time in the top 4 of car sales for 5 years will it? Or maybe the fact that the likes of VW Polo, Mazda 2, Nissian XX, honda YY, Renault Clio etc can only dream of matching it's sales figures over 5 years? Doesn't sound like "unenthusiastic attempt at a car " but then we're all intitled to an opinion no matter how factually incorrect.[/quote] It's has only been a top seller because Vauxhall has ensured that it got market share. Which is a business model that is as outdated as Vauxhall itself. Left to its own devices it wouldn't have achieved even a quarter of the sales it has.

15 November 2013
Thats rubbish, the Corsa was well up there at launch and came on top on many comparison tests, infact it won What Car? car of the year. i'm guessing your another Vauxhall hater.

16 November 2013
[quote=VX220EDDIE]Thats rubbish, the Corsa was well up there at launch and came on top on many comparison tests, infact it won What Car? car of the year. i'm guessing your another Vauxhall hater.[/quote] I don't think What Car of the year is really anything to be shouting about. Vauxhall hater, no, just criticising a company that has consistently provided underwhelming products over the years. The world of automotive manufacturing has been and is changing rapidly, and unfortunately Vauxhalls business model is still stuck firmly in the 1970's.

15 November 2013
Get a known driver like to evaluate the vehicle and stop this "pie in the sky" rubbish about the next generation cars being "enjoyable". GM have the resources but not the will to make an enjoyable car and they have no real intention of doing so is the truth, GM are only interested in sales charts not the "enjoyment charts" which is fare enough just stop the BS.

15 November 2013
In the UK the Corsa has been consistently first or second on the sales lists, This has to come from someone, who has set the bar way too low! If he takes a reality check, he would find that the Fiesta, which is the Corsa's direct competition has been leading the sales charts , while others including the Corsa had the odd one-off number one spot. So to say constantly first is pushing it..

15 November 2013
Umm, no it has not, the Fiesta and Focus generally take 1st and 2nd, followed by the Corsa, occasionally it takes 2nd, but has not had first place for some while on the private buyers sales chart.

15 November 2013
"In the UK the Corsa has been consistently first or second on the sales lists, we're confident the new car will take it to the next level". ------------------------------- What's the next level after first or second?

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