Vauxhall Gives First Glimpse of All-new Corsa
Electric model will lead charge as Vauxhall takes EV motoring into mainstream with progressive new technologies.
Vauxhall has released a teaser image of the all-new Corsa, which is expected to go on sale later this year and features revolutionary IntelliLux LED headlights, which will be a segment first.
“The fifth-generation Corsa will take EV motoring into the mainstream with a battery electric model in the range for the first time, as well as internal combustion engine variants,” said Vauxhall in a press statement.
The all-new Corsa will be the first car in its class to feature adaptive, glare-free full-LED headlights. Previously seen on Astra and Insignia, Vauxhall’s pioneering glare-free lighting called IntelliLux LED Matrix is technology usually only found in premium cars.
‘With the all-new Corsa, we’re…electrifying the U.K.’s best-known supermini, and adding lighting technology normally only found in premium cars.’
The glare-free matrix headlights, one of which is visible in the teaser image, automatically and continuously adapt to the prevailing traffic conditions. Approaching traffic and vehicles being followed are simply “cut out” of the illuminated area. Glare is minimised and drivers of the new Corsa can enjoy optimum visibility.
“As a British Brand since 1903, Britain’s oldest car Brand, Vauxhall has always been known for bringing cutting-edge technology to the mainstream, at an affordable price,” said Stephen Norman, Vauxhall’s Group Managing Director. “And with the all-new Corsa, we’re doing it not once, but twice, by electrifying the U.K.’s best-known supermini, and adding lighting technology normally only found in premium cars.”
Vauxhall will open order banks for two new electrified models in 2019: the all-new Corsa battery electric version and the Grandland X plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
Corsa has been Vauxhall’s best-selling car for many years, with over 2.1 million Corsas sold in the U.K. since it launched in 1993.