The Corsa is long overdue a new platform, the current car’s having sprung out of GM’s early noughties era tie-up with Fiat, although it was widely updated on a couple of occasions.

That it will become one of the first superminis to use the PSA Group’s new CMP platform makes it difficult to foresee what kind of immediate advancements it’ll make, although we should expect the Vauxhall’s engine range and interior architecture to change radically.

Vauxhall Corsa to get radical overhaul for 2019

A smarter, more contemporary, better-laid- out cabin would be high on the list of things you’d say the new Corsa needs, as would a packaging rethink. The car has always erred towards practicality rather than overt design appeal, so a modest interior growth spurt is likely, adding second-row passenger space and boot space in particular, plus a small weight saving.