Vauxhall is to launch its greenest ever Corsa. The new Corsa emits just 98g/km of CO2 and achieves a staggering 76.3 combined mpg.
Adding to the growing number of sub-100g/km CO2 vehicles, the new Corsa ecoFLEX has shaved off an extra gram off the old model taking it in line with the Ibiza Ecomotive and piping the new Golf Bluemotion.
Even in its five door variant, the new Corsa ecoFLEX emits just 99g/km.
As a result, Corsa ecoFLEX drivers will benefit from not only the lowest 13 per cent BIK diesel band, but full exemption from VED (Vehicle Excise Duty).
Yet incredibly, this parsimony has not dented this Corsa's driveability. Despite the improvement in fuel consumption and emissions, the ecoFLEX packs 21 per cent more power from its 1.3 CDTi turbodiesel engine, its output rising from 75 to 95PS. Torque is also up by 20Nm to 190Nm available at just 1750rpm, allowing drivers the kind of flexibility normally vacant in eco-class cars.
Available to order from January 2010, with pricing details yet to be revealed the new Corsa uses a variable geometry turbocharger increase power and efficiency at the same time. It will now accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 110mph.
Using the chassis and aerodynamic modifications from the current Corsa 105g/km model, the new ecoFLEX also benefits from a 20mm lower ride height than standard and in Life trim gets 175/70 low-rolling resistance tyres on 14-inch steel rims (Club models get 15-inch steel rims with alloys as an option) and aero-optimised wheel trims.The Corsa ecoFLEX iwill be available in Life and Club trim only.