► New Corsa GSi
► Vauxhall's latest sporty model
► First details revealed
Vauxhall’s new warm GSi sub-brand is growing. First it was the Insignia, now it’s the new Corsa GSi.
Luton has confirmed engine and performance specs of the new GSi variant. It’s built on the Corsa VXR chassis and uses a 148bhp 1.4-litre turbo, capable of a not-really-that-quick 8.9 second 0-62mph launch time. Vauxhall says the engine’s economy is rated at 47.1mpg and has an emissions output of 139g/km.
It’s a three-door only model, and takes styling cues from the VXR version, so there’s a vent in the bonnet, 18-inch alloys and chunky rear spoiler. It also steals the brakes, suspension and ‘competition-tuned’ dampers from the hotter Corsa.
There are a few choice additions inside, too. Leather Recaro sports seats are standard, as are aluminium pedals and a leather steering wheel. Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is equipped.
The last time Vauxhall used the GSi name on a Corsa was in 1993, with the Corsa GSi 1.6 16v. It was only around a short time, but the 1993 car had a 105bhp 1.6-litre engine, beefier brakes, firmer springs and a 121mph top speed.
You can order a Corsa GSi from July 2018, with deliveries coming in September.
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