New Vauxhall Corsa to get 'best-in-class interior'

  •  New Corsa to get 'wow' interior
  •  Exterior design inspired by Monza concept
  •  New 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engines
The new Vauxhall Corsa's styling will be influenced by the Monza concept
The new Vauxhall Corsa's styling will be influenced by the Monza concept

The new Vauxhall Corsa is to get 'a wow interior that will be best in class,' according to Mark Adams, vice president of Vauxhall/Opel design. 

Adams described the interior as having 'a much simpler interface than the current Corsa, with less switchgear on the console.'

Expect a colour touch-screen and OnStar online connectivity system, which can run on 4G and offer benefits including automatically alerting the emergency services if the airbags deploy, a means to track the car if it’s stolen, as well as allowing owners to perform diagnostic checks. According to Karl-Thomas Neumann, President of Vauxhall and Opel Europe, OnStar will be 'optional only on entry-level trims' across the entire Vauxhall brand. 

The new Corsa - available to order in the UK later in 2014 – will retain some chassis parts from the current car, and is likely to take a different design direction to current models.

Adams stated that the new Corsa, which is one of the biggest-selling cars in the UK in its current iteration,'will be influenced by the Monza concept.'

Shown at Frankfurt motor show in 2013, the Monza hints at a more aggressive, sharper-edged fascia for future Vauxhall models, although the trademark 'blade' crease down the side panels will remain a big feature.

The Corsa will be lighter than its predecessor, will continue to be available as a three- and five-door model, and will be offered with the new 89bhp and 113bhp 1.0-litre, turbocharged, three-cylinder engines that will go into the Adam Rocks first. A dual-clutch automatic gearbox could also become available after launch. 

Expect to see the Corsa at the Paris motor show later this year, before deliveries start at the beginning of 2015. 

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