Following the trend of ‘teasing’ a new model before unveiling it in full, Vauxhall has offered us a first glimpse at its all-new Corsa.
Just one image has been shown of the hatchback, with a focus on its headlight technology. The adaptive ‘IntelliLux LED Matrix’ units have previously featured on Astra and Insignia models and will make a Corsa debut on the new model. Vauxhall claims it’s the first to introduce Matrix LED technology to the supermini segment.
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Little else has been revealed for the upcoming Vauxhall Corsa, although the firm has said orders will be taken for a battery-electric variant of the hatchback later in 2019. Internal combustion engines will still be offered at launch, although no word on if diesel units will feature or if the line-up will be exclusively petrol. The latter is most likely, with the black-pump version of the current Corsa taken off sale in April 2018 as a result of low demand.
While the Corsa EV will be the first all-electric model from the firm, it’s not the sole electrified model set to be offered by the firm — with a plug-in hybrid Grandland X SUV also going on sale around the same time. Vauxhall has previously offered a hybrid in the form of the Ampera, produced from 2012 to 2015.
Vauxhall has not offered a date on when the all-new Corsa will be revealed, but it could make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, taking place from March 5 to 17.