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Overview:

Mileage: 1,582
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 18/18
Colour: Summit White
Fuel Type: Petrol

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Key Features

Reference Number: 068-110419

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Specification

"We are delighted to offer a massive saving from new with our 2018 Corsa VXR 1.6 Turbo in white features include upgraded larger wheels, carbon pack, reversing sensors, electric windows and remote central locking, air conditioning, intellink media system with Apple and Android play, bluetooth connectivity this has only ever been used as our demonstrator. Please call the sales team to arrange your test drive."

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Keith Sullivan, General Manager

Vauxhall Waltham Cross

Specification
Body Glass
Heated windscreen
Rear wiper
Laminated windscreen
Electric front windows/one touch facility
'Smart' windscreen wipers
Tinted glass including windscreen
Heated rear windscreen
Privacy glass
Acoustic glass
Brakes
ESP + traction control
Brake assist
Hill start assist
ABS + EBD + EBA
Driver Aids
Speed sensitive power steering
Cruise control + speed limiter
Driver Information
Trip computer
Rev counter
Lights on warning
Low fuel level warning light
Door/boot open warning light
Exterior temperature gauge
VXR instrument panel
Service indicator
Speed warning indicator
Driving Mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Chrome effect speaker surrounds
Entertainment
6 speakers
Fingertip controls for audio system
Aux input
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Dual exhaust pipes
VXR rear roof spoiler
Rear diffuser
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Xenon headlights
Headlamp levelling
Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
LED daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air recirculation system
Pollen filter
Interior Features
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Rear parcel shelf
Grab handles
Centre console with cupholders
Chrome interior door handles
Chrome gear knob
Passenger under seat tray
Luggage compartment cover
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Lidded front door storage with drinks holder + armrest
Rear bottle holder
12V power outlet
Load restraining lashing points
Interior Lights
Delay courtesy light function
Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
Driver/passenger reading lights
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Safety
Front seat side impact airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Front and rear curtain airbags
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Seats
Heated front seats
Reclining front seats
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front headrests
Seatback map pocket
2 height adjustable rear headrests
Height adjustable passenger seat
60/40 split folding rear seat
Isofix on outer rear seats
Front seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters
Security
Immobiliser
Anti-drill door locks
Deadlocks
Radio frequency remote central locking
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall's latest version of the Corsa VXR packs a 205PS punch, a six-speed manual gearbox that'll delight the purists and the option of a Performance Pack with a Drexler differential, Brembo brakes and bigger wheels. Some trick Koni dampers are fitted as standard. Economy and emissions lag behind the class best but otherwise it's a strong showing.

Background

Here in the UK, we do love an underdog and on that basis, we ought to be all over the Vauxhall Corsa VXR. It's never been one of the blue-blood hot hatches. It doesn't have the lineage of a Peugeot 208 GTI, the joie de vivre of a Fiesta ST or the track-bred polish of a Renaultsport Clio. What many people failed to realise about the last Corsa VXR is that as a pure road car, it had the licking of a number of more illustrious names. The combination of a slightly more supple ride quality and an aggressively punchy engine really made sense on British roads. Vauxhall built us a car and we didn't really repay them. Undeterred, they're back with another crack. This time round, the Corsa VXR rides on a different chassis and looks a good deal sharper. Can it beat the best in the class? Even if it does, will you take notice? You're a tough crowd.

Driving Experience

Power comes from an entirely predictable source, namely a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, in this case sending 205PS through the front tyres via a six-speed manual box. That aces the Fiesta ST's 182PS but look a bit more closely and you realise that the performance margin isn't huge. The Corsa manages 245Nm of torque, with overboost lifting that to 280Nm for a few seconds at a time. By contrast the Ford makes 240Nm of torque, overboosting to 290Nm. And so it proves with the raw numbers, the Corsa getting to 62mph in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 143mph, while the Fiesta manages 6.9 seconds and 137mph. So, a small edge to the Vauxhall then. The Corsa VXR gets Koni dampers with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) and rides 10mm lower than the standard Corsa. For the first time on a hot Corsa, the ESP and traction control systems are both two-stage and switchable, which is a Vauxhall first. Competition mode disengages traction control and reduces ESP interventions, while for track use the ESP can be entirely switched out. The electrically-assisted power steering has been revised for a more direct feel, with the 17-inch alloys shod with some beefy 215/45 R17 Michelin rubber. Tick the Performance Package option and you get an aggressive Drexler limited-slip differential, big 330mm Brembo brake discs at the front, punchier damper settings and 18-inch rims.

Design and Build

The VXR features an aggressive new front-end design that has divided opinion amongst those who first saw it on the Geneva Show stand. It gets large air intakes and an aluminium-framed opening below the headlights with a scoop below the bonnet and side-sill extensions. At the back, a rear spoiler reduces lift and twin Remus exhaust pipes further distinguish it from regular Corsas. Six exterior paint finishes, including an exclusive Flash Blue launch colour, are on offer. The cabin features the usual sporty styling touches for the pedals, seats, steering wheel and gear lever but what really impresses is the feeling of solidity. A driver control centre takes pride of place within the instrument panel, which is themed around horizontal lines. The VXR also gets the IntelliLink communications system which has already been seen in the ADAM.

Market and Model

This Corsa VXR has been priced against £20,000 supermini-based hot hatches like the Clio Renaultsport 200 Lux, the Peugeot 208 GTi and a top-spec version of Ford's Fiesta ST. For that kind of money, Vauxhall gives you standard Recaro shell-backed seats, a leather, flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports pedals, plus a VXR gear-lever and bespoke instruments. A heated front windscreen and Intellilink connectivity for both Apple iOS and Android smartphones are also standard. There's also cruise control, a trip computer and bi-xenon headlights. Safety systems include six airbags and stability control, but should you want to go further, you can option in Side Blindspot Alert, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and a rear-view camera. You can even specify a panoramic glass roof. The 17-inch wheels that come as standard are a bit of a dull outing, but the 18-inch option rims look the business.

Cost of Ownership

The Corsa VXR makes some fairly unexceptional economy and emissions numbers. Vauxhall reckon it will manage a combined 37.7mpg and emit 174g/km, which is some way off the 44.8mpg and 144g/km of a Clio 200 - and a long way shy of the top Fiesta ST's 47.9mpg and 138g/km. It's a bit baffling as to why this should be so below par. Anything with ten per cent of the class benchmark is about acceptable, but for the emissions to be a whole 26% higher than a Fiesta's for not a whole lot of performance benefit is a bit of a black mark. Some recompense will come in the fact that the Corsa has a better warranty than the Ford and ought to realise better residual values too. It's a good deal more powerful straight out of the crate, is a newer design and will probably be a bit rarer to boot.

VXR floor mats, Heated windscreen, ESP + traction control, Speed sensitive power steering, Trip computer, Heated door mirrors, Chrome effect speaker surrounds, 6 speakers, Body colour door handles, Front fog lights...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)6.5
Engine Power - BHP205
Engine Power - KW151
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5800
Engine Torque - LBS.FT207
Engine Torque - MKG28.6
Engine Torque - NM280
Engine Torque - RPM1900
Top Speed143

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)174 (g/km)
HC+NOxN
ParticlesN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)37.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)45.6
EC Urban (mpg)28.5

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