Vauxhall Corsa-e

The Vauxhall Corsa-e is on a mission to democratise electric mobility. For the first time, Vauxhall is offering a battery-electric version of its best-selling small car. The all-new, sixth-generation Corsa, features a zero-emissions range of up to 209 miles (WLTP) and is available to order now, with prices starting from £27,665 on-the-road after Plugged-in Car Grant.

By 2024, Vauxhall will have an electrified version of every model in its vehicle range – with the Corsa-e the brand’s first-ever all-electric vehicle. The all-new Corsa-e features dynamic performance and a sporty design without compromising on comfort or practicality. IntelliLux LED matrix lights deliver world-class beam technology into the small car segment for the first time, while standard safety and driver assistance features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.

By 2024, Vauxhall will have an electrified version of every model in its vehicle range – with the Corsa-e the brand’s first-ever all-electric vehicle. The all-new Corsa-e features dynamic performance and a sporty design without compromising on comfort or practicality. IntelliLux LED matrix lights deliver world-class beam technology into the small car segment for the first time, while standard safety and driver assistance features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.

LIGHTING AND ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

With the multiple-award winning IntelliLux LED matrix light technology, the new Corsa-e brings a revolution in lighting to the small car segment.

Already available in the Vauxhall Astra and Insignia, the IntelliLux LED matrix headlights automatically switch between normal and high beam mode when outside urban areas.

The eight LED elements are controlled by the latest-generation, high-resolution front camera and continuously adapt the light beam to the traffic conditions and surroundings. Preceding or oncoming vehicles are simply cut out of the light pattern, preventing glare and ensuring drivers experience optimum night-time vision and have maximum time to avoid potential hazards. The Corsa-e is also available with efficient LED lights that are 80 per cent more energy efficient compared to normal halogen bulbs, with no compromise to light output.

The new Corsa-e features the latest in advanced driver assistance systems, for a safer and more relaxing drive:

  • Side Blind Spot Alert: Ultrasonic sensors detect moving objects in the blind spots either side and to the rear of the car. A warning symbol lights up in the corresponding exterior mirror.
  • Lane Keep Assist: Making its premiere in the Corsa, the system applies corrective steering if the car leaves its lane unintentionally. On the Corsa-e, Lane Positioning Assistant extends the system by keeping the car in the centre of the driving lane while adaptive cruise control will maintain a certain distance from the vehicle ahead.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (with Pedestrian and Cyclist detection): The radar-based system is offered as standard, and reduces the car’s speed by up to 31mph in order to avoid or reduce the force of a heavy collision. Depending on the speed, the system can identify vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and motorbikes.
  • Drowsiness Detection: Offered as standard, it warns the driver via audio and visual signals to take a break after two hours of driving at speeds higher than 40mph. The system also alerts the driver to take a break if it detects erratic steering inputs.

The Corsa-e helps the driver into and out of parking spaces with a combination of technologies:

  • Flank Guard: Another debut in the sixth-generation Corsa. Using 12 sensors, the driver is given visual and audio warnings of the car’s complete surroundings during low-speed (less than 6mph) manoeuvring. In addition to warnings displayed on the infotainment screen, the system also gives audio signals that increase in frequency the closer the car gets to the obstacle.
  • Panorama Rear View Camera: The system provides additional parking assistance with an 180-degree rear view camera, allowing drivers to get as close as possible to charging stations or see traffic approaching from the right or left.
  • Automatic Parking Assistant: Another first for the Corsa, the technology uses eight ultrasonic sensors at the front and rear to automatically manoeuvre the vehicle into and out of parking places, with the driver only needing to operate the accelerator, brakes and gear shifter.

Infotainment

The Corsa’s infotainment ranges from the Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi with 7-inch colour touchscreen, to the top-of-the-range Multimedia Navi Pro with 10-inch HD colour touchscreen. Angled slightly toward the driver in the clearly arranged instrument panel, each system provides optimum ergonomics. For ultimate smartphone connectivity, the Corsa-e comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and features the latest smartphone apps for driver and passenger convenience.

VauxhallConnect offers drivers access to real-time traffic information through LIVE Navigation, with the system also highlighting free parking spaces and fuel prices along the journey. With “e-remote control” through the “MyVauxhall” smartphone app, customers can check the vehicle’s state of charge, set charging times or pre-programme the interior temperature. Help is accessible within seconds via the red button and if the seatbelt tensioners or the airbags deploy, emergency call activates automatically.