Silverstone Fleet Management

VAUXHALL CORSA HATCHBACK

1.2 SE Nav 5dr

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Vauxhall's fifth generation Corsa hasn't lost that streetwise edge. June Neary checks it out

Will It Suit Me?

Out on the road, you can't help but notice the fifth generation version of Vauxhall's little Corsa supermini. In the throngs of city traffic, there is very little else that can cut its way as deftly through the queues and still leave you unruffled at the other end. The first time I met this car, it seemed to beg me to drive it and I did, with great enjoyment. This MK5 model promised to be something special from my first glimpse of it in the car park. First impressions are of a rounded, friendly look with a broader front grille than Corsas of old. The overall proportioning isn't that much of a departure. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars.

Practicalities

This fifth generation model is slightly larger than its predecessor, with its bigger body and longer wheelbase delivering more interior and boot space from this five-door-only model. The smarter body panels are still fashioned from the usual range of high-strength steels, but it's all been stitched together in a more weight-conscious manner, saving 40kg over the outgoing Corsa. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro. There's room for two adults in the back but I struggled to fit two child seats in, plus a booster in the middle. Legroom was good but the payback for this was the smallish boot space. Still, take out the parcel shelf and you could still fit in some luggage if you needed to. The quality of materials used is leagues ahead of older Corsas and like the Astra, there's the bulletproof feeling of build quality that's as good as anything in the sector.

Behind the Wheel

You should feel at home at the wheel of this car and the engines on offer are a willing bunch. There are two petrol units and a single diesel to choose from. Ideally, you'd want to avoid the base 75PS 1.2-litre petrol unit, which can only be had with 5-speed manual transmission. And go instead for the more modern three cylinder, direct injection turbocharged 100PS 1.2-litre petrol powerplant your dealer will prefer to point you towards. The minority-interest Corsa engine option is a 1.5-litre 100PS diesel which will be a rare sight, but might make sense if you habitually undertake longer distances in your supermini. All the engines on offer are helped in their task by a significant weight reduction this time round - Vauxhall says it can be as much as 10%, which is quite a lot in supermini terms. Base-spec variants can now weigh as little as 980kgs. As for the all-electric Corsa-e version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp.

Value For Money

Prices have risen a bit, starting at around £15,500, but you could pay as much as around £25,000 for the full-electric version. There are four core trim level options for the Corsa this time round - 'SE', 'SRi', 'Elite Nav' and 'Ultimate'. Go for the 'SE' or 'SRi' variants and there are interim 'Nav' and 'Premium' options. You can have the 'Elite Nav' model in an upgraded 'Elite Nav Premium' state of spec too. It's all quite complex. Simpler to comprehend is the need to pay a premium for auto transmission - an extra £1,730 on petrol models only. Even the most basic 'SE' derivatives are quite well equipped, fitted with 16-inch double spoke alloy wheels, a 7-inch touch-screen radio, a leather flat bottom steering wheel and LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Could I Live With One?

For day-to-day driving, this fifth generation Corsa is stronger than ever before. Overall, if you're seeking something fun, frugal and cheap to run, I can think of few better small cars.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency68.90mpg
Emissions
Emissions125.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed108mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 3.5" colour driver instrument cluster (DIC)
  • Auto tele unit 3S vehicle communication system
  • Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Electric power steering
  • Engine oil life indicator
  • Frequencies rating 433 MHZ
  • Front camera system
  • Front pedestrian detection BASIS
  • Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side
  • Lane departure warning with lane assist
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time
  • Multimedia Nav info system with 7" touchscreen,Sat-Nav,European coverage,2D/3D street map,bluetooth audio stream/Apple carplay/Android auto
  • Service indicator
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Two litre open door pockets
  • USB with iPod control
  • Vauxhall connect box

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
  • Six speakers
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls

Exterior Features

  • Auto headlamps (on/off)
  • Black grained finish front grille
  • Black window side moulding
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Body colour roof + door mirrors
  • Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
  • Centre Rear Brake Lights
  • Chrome logo bar
  • Comfort body kit
  • Electrical adjustment, manual folding and heated outside rear view mirror
  • Front power windows with express up/down and anti-pinch function
  • Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility
  • Hazard warning lights
  • Headlamps for left side traffic
  • High beam assist
  • Inside rear view mirror tiltable day/night folder
  • Integrated rear roof spoiler level 2 ECO
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • Manual headlamp level control
  • Manual rear windows
  • Rear fog lamp
  • Rear reversing lights
  • Roof antenna short rod
  • Solar absorbing front and rear side windows and tailgate
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Tail lamp base bulb
  • Tailgate spoiler
  • Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe
  • Variable delay windshield pulse wiper system

Interior Features

  • 12V power sockets
  • 2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
  • 3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with silver painted bezel + IRC
  • 4 speed fan with illuminated controls
  • 4 way manual co-driver fore/aft with reclining seatback
  • 6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Air conditioning with air recirculation facility
  • Base middle console
  • Cabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Comfort front seats
  • Courtesy lights with map reading light
  • Flat bottomed leather steering wheel
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Fresez marvel cloth upholstery
  • Front cupholder
  • Front driver and co-driver side articulated grab handles
  • Height adjustable head restraints
  • Illuminated glovebox with lid
  • Illuminated load compartment trunk
  • IP plastic insert single piece
  • Jet black door panels on door trim
  • Legroom rear heater
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Mistral fabric side bolsters and surrounds
  • Polyurethane gear knob/lever
  • Rake and telescope adjustable steering column
  • Rear cupholder
  • Refrigerant low GWP
  • Right hand drive (RHD)
  • Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps
  • Sunshades with vanity mirror on driver and passenger side
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents

Safety

  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto city emergency braking
  • Cornering brake control
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag
  • Drag torque control
  • Driver airbag
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Electrical child lock system in rear door latch
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Forward collision alert
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • Full size curtain airbags
  • Hill hold and start system
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
  • Manual parking brake
  • Passenger airbag
  • Single tone horn
  • Traction control
  • Tyre deflation detection system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • 2 keys one folding with integral remote
  • Engine deadlock and immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control central locking
  • Remote locking fuel filler flap
  • Steering lock

Technical

  • Chassis equipment front strut assembly
  • Chassis equipment rear axle compound crank
  • Electronic returnless fuel system
  • Ride and handling manual electronic controlled
  • Standard chassis suspension system ride handling
  • Under body shield for aero

Trim

  • Mistral facia

Wheels

  • 16" Design-2, 4 double spoke silver alloy wheels

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    93
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    125

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1199
  • Compression Ratio
    11.0:1
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    68.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    76.3
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    58.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    52.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    47.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    55.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    75
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    SE Nav
  • Generation Mark
    6
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    10E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    4
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    66
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    69
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    13.2
  • Engine Power - BHP
    75
  • Engine Power - KW
    55
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    87
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    12
  • Engine Torque - NM
    118
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2750
  • Top Speed
    108

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    4 DOUBLE SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1433
  • Length
    4060
  • Wheelbase
    2538
  • Width
    1765
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1960

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1550
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1015
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    309
  • Max. Loading Weight
    495
  • Max. Roof Load
    70
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    500
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1055
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4
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Customer Reviews

   
Mike Lowe

Mike Lowe

"Have to give the whole team at Silverstone a massive 5 stars ( my wife would have given them 6 stars for having to deal with me :-) ) From start to finish a truly professional service for the three cars that myself and my colleges chose for company cars, working with Tom and Michelle has been a pleasure, speed of response to questions has been quick and precise. Thank you and would defiantly recommend Silverstone for your leasing partner."

"6 months ago"

Lewis Higginson

Lewis Higginson

"First time using Silverstone Fleet Management & would recommend them to everyone. Tom & Michelle were excellent. Both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Always keeping me up to date & nothing was too much of an ask. Couldn't be happier with my car & look forward to using Silverstone Fleet Management in the future."

"2 months ago"

Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"5 months ago"

Scott Wall

Scott Wall

"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

"5 months ago"

Liam Beck

Liam Beck

"From initial enquiry, to keeping us informed of the car’s delivery progress, to the vehicle collection, the whole lease process with Ryan & the Silverstone Team was excellent. Myself and my partner have been really impressed by everything and hence have since recommended Silverstone to friends and family who are looking at leasing plans for later this year."

"5 months ago"

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