The all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e reservation book is now open.
The British firm, which was bought by the French PSA Group in 2017, is treating the car as the flag-bearer for the new Corsa range, which shares a platform with Peugeot’s 208 supermini for the first time.
It is set to deliver 134bhp from its 50kWh battery and will be able to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 7.9 seconds. The car’s electric range is 205 miles, and when using a fast-charger, it can be charged from flat to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes.
Vauxhall hopes that the car’s punchy acceleration figure may put the Corsa-e on the radar of buyers that had previously been adverse to EVs.
The Luton-based manufacturer is offering a limited-time incentive to the first 500 customers that put down the £500 reservation fee – which is refundable on purchase – by offering 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 trims, both of which will come as standard with a seven-inch touch screen, satellite navigation, LED headlights, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and DAB radio.
A full range of specifications and prices are expected when the Corsa-e makes its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Production is due to begin in January 2020.
The outgoing model has proven to be extremely popular; check out the used market for the Vauxhall Corsa here on Motors.co.uk.