The new Vauxhall Corsa is available to order priced from £15,550, but the top-spec Ultimate will set you back almost £26,000.
The automatic-only Ultimate is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine developing 100hp and producing just 99g/km CO2.
Impressively, the new Corsa’s CO2 figures range from 85g/km to 99g/km, making it far more efficient than the outgoing model, which emits between 123g/km and 143g/km CO2.
Vauxhall’s fifth-generation Corsa – which shares its platform with the new Peugeot 208 – also weighs up to 108kg less the outgoing model, helping to improve efficiency, while the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines offer greater fuel economy with similar amounts of power.
This new efficiency comes at a cost: while prices of the outgoing model range from £11,735 to £19,015, the cheapest new Corsa costs £15,550, with the Ultimate weighing in at a fiver less than £26,000.
Meanwhile, the electric Corsa-e will cost from £26,490 (after the government plug-in car grant), with the first 500 reservations receiving a free home charging kit.
The new Corsa’s level of standard kit is impressive: all models get 16-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, a leather flat-bottomed steering wheel, LED headlights and LED daytime running lights.
At the opposite end of the range, the Ultimate lives up to its name by offering 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, a 10-inch touchscreen navigation system, leather seats with massage function, LED matrix headlights and LED rear lights.
The list goes on, with the Corsa Ultimate also boasting a radar pack, keyless entry and start, electronic climate control and an electric handbrake.
Ultimate by name, ultimate by nature, then, but £26,000 is a big price for a Corsa. For context, the Ford Fiesta Vignale costs from £21,695, with a five-door diesel priced at £22,785.
The all-new Vauxhall Corsa is available to order now, with the first cars arriving in showrooms in January 2020.
New Corsa: trim levels and pricing
- SE: from £15,550
- SE Nav: from £16,290
- SE Premium: from £16,330
- SE Nav Premium: from £17,070
- SRi: from £18,700
- SRi Nav: from £19,200
- SRi Premium: from £19,940
- SRi Nav Premium: from £20,440
- Elite Nav: from £18,990
- Elite Nav Premium: from £20,350
- Ultimate: from £25,990