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Vauxhall opens reservations for all-new electric Corsa

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The Vauxhall Corsa, one of Britain’s best known and most popular cars, is going electric, and will be available to reserve from today.
Vauxhall opens reservations for all-new electric Corsa
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Vauxhall has positioned the new vehicle, known as the Corsa-e, as the flag-bearer for a completely new Corsa range, based on the company’s advanced, CMP Multi-Energy Platform. The Corsa-e delivers 136PS from its 50kWh battery and acceleration from 0-62mph in just 8.1 seconds, providing a punchy performance that will appeal to a broad range of drivers who may not have previously considered an electric car.

The vehicle also has a generous range, using the new, more stringent WLTP test, of 205 miles. Using a public fast-charger, the Corsa-e can be charged to 80 per cent of its capacity in just 30 minutes. This is very much a vehicle aimed at normalising electric car ownership in Britain.

Vauxhall is also making ownership easily accessible. From today, a £500 reservation fee (fully refundable on purchase) is all that’s needed to secure an order on a Corsa-e. To celebrate the new model’s launch in the UK, the first 500 customers to place a reservation will receive a free home charging kit when they take delivery of their Corsa-e.

Priced from £26,490, including the Government’s £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant, the Corsa-e will be available in two highly-specified trims, both of which will come as standard with a 7-inch touch screen, 11kWh on-board charger, satellite navigation, LED headlights, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and DAB radio.

On Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), the Corsa-e will start at £270 per month for 47 months, with a customer deposit of £5,549.40 and an optional final payment of £9,123.00, based on an SE model with optional Orange Fizz paint (£650).

The Corsa-e’s battery warranty guarantees that at least 70 per cent of its capacity is maintained for 100,000 miles, or eight years.

Full specifications and range pricing will be available when Corsa-e receives its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, ahead of series production starting in January next year.

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