Vauxhall’s Corsa Electric gets a refresh with increased range

The fully electric supermini also gets the stylistic Vizor front-end from Vauxhall's Mokka

Vauxhall’s Corsa Electric is getting a facelift, both stylistic and technical, with the new model supposed to come with more range, more power and the stylish Vizor grille from Mokka. And even a slightly decreased price.

Britain’s best-selling supermini will be available in a choice of three trim levels in the electric model – Design, GS and Ultimate. Prices start from £32,445, almost £1,500 cheaper than the older model, all thanks to the newly introduced entry-level Design trim.

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The new Corsa Electric comes Vauxhall’s 51kWh battery. This, combined with an upgraded electric motor now producing 115kW, results in it delivering more performance whilst achieving 246 miles WLTP range between charges, an upgrade by almost 25 miles on the older model.

Buyers will also be able to choose between two powertrain options on the Corsa Electric, with the existing 100kW powertrain remaining available, which achieves up to 222 miles between charges (WLTP). For the first time, this powertrain option will be available in Design trim as well as GS.

All models come as standard with an 11kW on-board charger, allowing for a 0-100% charge to be completed in five hours and 15 minutes. The same full charge using a 7kW home wallbox is estimated to take seven hours and 30 minutes. Don’t worry about it not supporting fast charging though, because the Corsa Electric does — 100kW rapid charging, a typical 10%-80% charge taking just 30 minutes.

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And finally, the Corsa becomes the final model in Vauxhall’s passenger car range to adopt the distinctive Vizor front end – a single smooth panel that sits between the LED headlights, housing the advanced Vauxhall driver aids and safety technologies, with the Griffin logo at the centre.

Other styling updates include 17-inch black alloy wheels, as well as black roof, black badging and black Corsa lettering on GS and Ultimate models.

The model is available to order form 3rd August, and if you’re willing to chuck out an extra £6,000 for the Ultimate trim, you will get Vauxhall’s IntelliLux LED Pixel Matrix headlights, Blind Sport Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Also included are Alcantara massaging seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Vauxhall Corsa finished 2022 as the UK’s top-selling supermini and second best-selling car overall, and topped the overall sales charts in 2021. It is also the best-selling car in its segment so far this year, while the Corsa Electric is the best-selling Small Electric Car (Electric B-Hatch), according to the latest SMMT figures. Vauxhall is betting that the new Corsa will look to continue its success story as the brand moves towards becoming an electric-only manufacturer from 2028.

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