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Vauxhall Corsa-e 1.2 Turbo Ultimate 5dr Review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Version review

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  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right static
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear left static
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 charging socket detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 grille detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior starter button
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior detail
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RRP £23,475What Car? Target Price£22,180
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Corsa-e is a decent electric car and a worthy rival to the Renault Zoe and Mini Electric. If it were better to drive and had a longer range between charges it would be even more recommendable.

Range-topping Ultimate trim comes with all the bells and whistles. Upgrading the standard kit to include matrix LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and start, heated front seats with massage function for the driver, front parking sensors, a rear-view parking camera and a larger 10.0in touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav. It’s pricey though, so we’d stick to one of the other two trims.

This mid-range engine is our pick of the bunch. With a little extra power (99bhp), it’s more willing to pull from low in the rev range and accelerates from 0-60mph in 9.3sec. For that reason, it’s far more flexible than the entry-level engine and more at home during motorway jaunts. Bear in mind that opting for the automatic gearbox adds almost a second to that sprint time.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

309

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

117

g/km